Paul R. Hales received his Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University Law School and is licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States. He is an expert on HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach notification and Enforcement Rules with a national HIPAA consulting practice based in St. Louis. Paul is the author of all content in The HIPAA E-Tool, an Internet-based, Software as a Service product for health care providers and business associates.
Final regulations for the new HIPAA Breach Notification Rule require much more than notifying individuals affected by a Breach of their Protected Health Information (PHI). Covered Entities and Business Associates first must follow and document a very specific process to determine if a Breach occurred. If no Breach occurred documentary proof must be kept for six years. If a Breach did occur timely notifications and other actions must be undertaken and documented.
This session will explain Business Associate HIPAA compliance responsibilities There is a secret to Business Associate HIPAA compliance. The secret is - HIPAA Rules are easy to follow, step-by-step - when you know the steps.
This webinar explains the inter-connected Breach Notification Rule requirements of Covered Entities and Business Associates when a Business Associate or Subcontractor Business Associate suffers a Breach. And it covers the special, more restrictive compliance requirements when a Business Associate or Subcontractor is an Agent under the Federal Common Law of Agency - including how to avoid creating an Agency relationship by mistake. This webinar for HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates explains the 5 Steps of HIPAA Breach.
This session will explain the HIPAA Rules for Web Sites and Social Media. The secret is - HIPAA Rules are easy to follow, step-by-step - when you know the steps.
HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Enforcement Rules mandate compliance by Health Care Providers of all sizes - from one physician, dentist, optometrist, or licensed clinical social worker to the largest medical center.
This lesson is designed to enable your Organization to perform a complete Risk Analysis of all PHI it creates, receives, maintains or transmits in any format. You will understand and identify threats, vulnerabilities and risks to your organization's PHI wherever it is located.
This webinar focuses on HIPAA Rules for transmitting informational email and text messages to patients over an electronic communications network.
The webinar will concentrate on topics that HHS has announced will be the focus of the first round of "desk audits". They reflect significant areas of non-compliance revealed in the 2012 pilot audits and HHS HIPAA violation investigations concluded by Resolution Agreements and Corrective Action Plans.