Jim Sheldon Dean

Director of Compliance Services, Lewis Creek Systems, LLC

Jim Sheldon-Dean is the founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC, a Vermont-based consulting firm founded in 1982, providing information privacy and security regulatory compliance services to a wide variety of health care entities.

Sheldon-Dean serves on the HIMSS Information Systems Security Workgroup, has co-chaired the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Privacy and Security Workgroup, and is a recipient of the WEDI 2011 Award of Merit. He is a frequent speaker regarding HIPAA and information privacy and security compliance issues at seminars and conferences, including speaking engagements at numerous regional and national healthcare association conferences and conventions and the annual NIST/OCR HIPAA Security Conference in Washington, D.C.

Sheldon-Dean has more than 30 years of experience in policy analysis and implementation, business process analysis, information systems and software development. His experience includes leading the development of health care related Web sites; award-winning, best-selling commercial utility software; and mission-critical, fault-tolerant communications satellite control systems. In addition, he has eight years of experience doing hands-on medical work as a Vermont certified volunteer emergency medical technician. Sheldon-Dean received his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Vermont and his master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



  •  Monday, February 27, 2017
  • 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST,
  • 90 Minutes
  • ¤139.00
Texting and E-mail with Patients: Patient Requests and Complying with HIPAA

This session will focus on the rights of individuals to communicate in the manner they desire, and how a medical office can decide what is an acceptable process for communications with individuals. The session will explain how to discuss communications options with individuals so that you can best meet their needs and desires, while preserving their rights under the rules.

  •  Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  • 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST,
  • 90 Minutes
  • ¤139.00
The 10 Step HIPAA Compliance Review - How To Ensure Your Compliance is Up To Date

Day One: Research of Your Operations - How do you use PHI and what policies and procedures do you have for Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification? Understand your operations and information flows, and the ways you use or disclose PHI.

  •  Wednesday, April 12, 2017
  • 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST,
  • 90 Minutes
  • ¤139.00
New HIPAA Audit and Enforcement Activities: Being Prepared to Show your Compliance

In this session we will discuss the HIPAA audit and enforcement programs and how they work, and discuss the areas that caused the most issues in prior audits.We will explore what kind of issues and what kind of entities had the most problems, and show where entities need to improve their compliance the most.We will also explore the typical risk issues that lead to breaches of health information and see how those issues may be a target for auditors in the next round.

  •  Tuesday, April 25, 2017
  • 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST,
  • 90 Minutes
  • ¤139.00
Texting and E-mail with Patients - Meeting Patient Requests within the HIPAA Rules

This session will focus on the rights of individuals to communicate in the manner they desire, and how a medical office can decide what is an acceptable process for communications with individuals. The session will explain how to discuss communications options with individuals so that you can best meet their needs and desires, while preserving their rights under the rules.





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  • ¤245.00
HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures: Prepare for Updates and New Requirements

Learn how having good policies and procedures and good documentation can make compliance easier.

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  • ¤245.00
Making Revisions to Medical Records: How to properly make changes to records and avoid penalties and fines

This teleconference will enable health information professionals to know how to respond to requests to revise closed records, to know what is required for individual rights under HIPAA, and to know what belongs in any organization’s procedures for revising medical records.

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  • ¤245.00
HIPAA Security Rule Compliance When Communicating with Patients Using Mobile Devices

The session will discuss the requirements, the risks, and the issues of the increasing use of mobile devices for patient communications and provide a road map for how to use them safely and effectively, to increase the quality of health care and patient satisfaction.

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HIPAA Breach Notification: How to Prevent, Prepare for, and Report Breaches of Healthcare Information Privacy and Security

We will discuss the kinds of threats that exist for PHI and how they're changing as the hackers gain experience and abilities, and why you need to prepare for next-generation attacks now.