Richard D. Dvorak

Vice-President, EMR Legal, Inc.

Richard D. Dvorak J.D., is a health care attorney and partner in the law firm of TOMES & DVORAK, CHARTERED, a Kansas City area law firm. The firm has Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, AV (“A” is for preeminent in the field of practice and “V” is for highest ethics). After serving eight years in the United States Marine Corps, Richard obtained his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1992. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas, including various U.S. federal courts. Mr. Dvorak’s extensive litigation experience includes medical malpractice, physician licensure, mental health disability cases, military cases, and criminal cases, among others.

Mr. Dvorak is Vice President of EMR Legal, Inc., a national HIPAA consulting firm, which provides consulting services for clients ranging from a large county government, with eight different health entities that need HIPAA compliance help, to a small transcription service. His specialty is helping covered entities and business associates comply with HIPAA in a cost-effective manner using his extensive technical computer knowledge and business acumen. He and his team have consulted over 1,000 clients in health care regulations since 1998. Mr. Dvorak is also the Vice President of Veterans Press, Inc.—a national publishing company that sells and distributes The Compliance Guide to HIPAA and the DHHS Regulations, soon to be in the 6th edition, an integral part of the HIPAA Compliance Library.

Richard’s HIPAA speaking engagements include Cross Country Education, MEDS-PDN, PESI, CMI and Lorman Business Center, and The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) 2013 convention. He also has taught business law for Park College in Missouri. As a small businessman, Richard understands the need to help others learn how to comply with government health regulations in a reasonable, cost-effective manner.



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Are You HIPAA Compliance Audit Ready? Strategies to Avoid Civil and Criminal Penalties

Did you know that failure to comply with HIPAA, the DHHS Privacy and Security regulations, and the HITECH Act can result in hefty fines and even imprisonment? DHHS has said that it will also focus on board members, CEOs, and management, not just "worker bees." You are responsible for compliance. How can you ensure that you are meeting federal and state statutes and regulations to protect patients' privacy of health information?

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How to Properly Handle HIPAA Security Incidents and Actual Breaches

The word "breach" in the health care industry, and for those business associates of covered entities, certainly causes alarm when not only have you had your patient's privacy violated, but also now you have to prepare for the financial cost to remedy the breach and think about the possible criminal and civil penalties that you or your organization may have to face.

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Road Map to HIPAA Compliance

The webinar will explain the process for covered entities and business associates to initially come into HIPAA compliance and to stay compliant. It will demonstrate the following: who should be involved in the compliance effort; how to assess the degree of compliance at the beginning of the process through a gap analysis; the steps to achieve compliance, including risk analysis, development of policies and other documents, and required training; how to assess whether compliance was reached; and how to ensure that the entity remains compliant, including what to do if a HIPAA violation occurs.

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Are You HIPAA Compliance Audit Ready? Strategies to Avoid Civil and Criminal Penalties

Did you know that failure to comply with HIPAA, the DHHS Privacy and Security regulations, and the HITECH Act can result in hefty fines and even imprisonment? DHHS has said that it will also focus on board members, CEOs, and management, not just "worker bees." You are responsible for compliance. How can you ensure that you are meeting federal and state statutes and regulations to protect patients' privacy of health information?