The Truth About HIPAA-HITECH Data Backup Requirements – Live Webinar

Are you meeting HIPAA Security Final Rule Requirements for Data Backup and Recovery? Are you confident you can recover exact copies of critical patient data? The Contingency Plan Standard is very explicit about, among other risk management actions, backing up ePHI and ensuring its recoverability in the event of a data loss event, disclosure or corruption. Like all others, this standard has implementation specifications, which are required or addressable. Remember, addressable does not mean optional. If you receive, store, process or transmit ePHI, you must attend this webinar to learn how to meet the HIPAA-HITECH data backup and recovery requirements.

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THE CHALLENGE:

Are you meeting HIPAA Security Final Rule Requirements for Data Backup and Recovery?  Are you confident you can recover exact copies of critical patient data?

The Contingency Plan Standard is very explicit about, among other risk management actions, backing up ePHI and ensuring its recoverability in the event of a data loss event, disclosure or corruption. Like all others, this standard has implementation specifications, which are required or addressable. Remember, addressable does not mean “optional.”

§ 164.308 Administrative Safeguards.

(7)   Standard:

(i)     Contingency plan.  Establish (and implement as needed) policies and procedures for responding to an emergency or other occurrence (for example, fire, vandalism, system failure, and natural disaster) that damages systems that contain electronic protected health information.

(ii)   Implementation specifications:

(A)     Data backup plan (Required).  Establish and implement procedures to create and maintain retrievable exact copies of electronic protected health information.

(B)     Disaster recovery plan (Required).  Establish (and implement as needed) procedures to restore any loss of data.

(C)     Emergency mode operation plan (Required). Establish (and implement as needed) procedures to enable continuation of critical business processes for

protection of the security of electronic protected health information while operating in emergency mode.

(D)     Testing and revision procedures (Addressable). Implement procedures for periodic testing and revision of contingency plans.

(E)     Applications and data criticality analysis (Addressable). Assess the relative criticality of specific applications and data in support of other contingency plan components.

There are a lot of myths and mistruths about how to properly protect electronic protected health information (ePHI).

Most CEs and BAs are not prepared.  Are you?

THE SOLUTION:

If you create, receive, maintain or transmit ePHI, you should attend this complimentary webinar and learn how to meet the HIPAA-HITECH data backup and recovery requirements. HITECH changed the HIPAA Security Rule in a huge way!  Covered Entities and Business Associates must get serious – the deadline for full compliance has passed.

This webinar will help you understand and then implement solutions to meet the Contingency Plan Standard specifications for Data Backup and Disaster Recovery.  Complying with the Contingency Plan Standard may very well serve as a last line of defense in demonstrating that you are not guilty of “willful neglect” when it comes to safeguarding electronic protected health information (ePHI).

In this Webinar, we will:

  • Set the record straight on a very specific aspect of the HIPAA Security Final Rule – the Data Backup and Disaster Recovery requirements
  • Separate myth from reality regarding HIPAA-HITECH Compliance
  • Provide specific best practices and recommendations on data protection

Key terminology and concepts such as protected health information (PHI), electronic PHI (ePHI), unsecured PHI, secured PHI, personally identifiable information (PII), standards and implementation specifications in the HIPAA Security Final Rule and others will be discussed.

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THE RESULTS:

With the information and approaches presented in this webinar, you will become prepared to establish your data backup and recovery plan by:

  • Understanding the real and specific HIPAA Security Final Rule requirements for Data Backup and Disaster Recovery
  • Separating myth from reality regarding HIPAA-HITECH Compliance – data backup / recovery
  • Learning specific best practices and recommendations
  • Learning about highly secure and always-encrypted data backup and recovery

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The material presented in the webinar is purposefully designed to be used by the largest CEs and BAs (e.g., hospitals, insurers, care management firms, etc) to the smallest CEs, BAs and subcontractors (e.g., medical practices, clinics, dental offices, medical billing companies etc.).

Business leaders and managers with responsibility for Risk Management, Corporate Compliance, and HIPAA-HITECH Privacy and Security compliance should attend.  CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Chief Compliance Officers, Chief Risk Officers, Chief Privacy Officers, Chief Security Officers, Chief Information Officers, Practice Managers and Administrators.

AGENDA: 

This session is offered as a 60-minute webinar using the GoToWebinar platform. The open format encourages questions during and after the session. Attendees will receive the presentation materials.  In this live session, participants will cover:

  • Specific requirements in the regulations
  • HIPAA Security Final Rule – Quick Review
  • Major Changes from The HITECH Act
  • HHS “Wall of Shame”
  • HIPAA Contingency Planning Standard
  • Data Backup Implications
  • HIPAA Security Compliance Resources
  • Best Practices and Recommendations
  • Tools / solutions / resources to create a data backup and recovery plan

This webinar is designed to help CEs and BAs understand and act on the specific data backup and recovery requirements in the HIPAA Security Final Rule.

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