How to Comply with New HIPAA Email and Text Message Rules and Avoid Danger

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Duration: 90 Minutes
Instructor: Paul R. Hales
Webinar Id: 801676

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In this webinar, speaker will explain how to communicate with patients by unencrypted email and text messaging and also when you must encrypt electronic transmissions. 

Overview:

Regular (unencrypted) Email and Text Messaging are effective engagement and communication tools that most patients prefer and have the right to use.

HIPAA allows Providers and Business Associates on behalf of Providers to communicate with patients by unencrypted email and text message - but only when a simple 3 Step Safeguard is in place and documented.

Why should you Attend: Patients have the right This easily-followed safeguard is widely misunderstood and the subject of Internet postings that are both wrong and dangerous.

New HIPAA Rules and guidance from the Office for Civil Rights and CMS explain how to communicate with patients by unencrypted email and text messaging and also when you must encrypt electronic transmissions.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Introduction
    • Importance - Patient Engagement, Access & Right to Receive Unencrypted Emails and Text Messages
    • Danger to Providers
  • Medical Identity Theft
  • Protected Health Information (PHI) - HIPAA Definition
  • New HIPAA Rules - Email & Text Message - 3 Step Safeguard
  • CMS - OCR Requirements - When Email and Text Messages Must be Encrypted
  • Another Federal Rule - The TCPA and the "Healthcare Text Message Exemption"
  • Wrap up - Questions & Answers

Who Will Benefit:
  • HIPAA Compliance Official
  • HIPAA Privacy Officer
  • HIPAA Security Officer
  • Health Information Technology Supervisor
  • Practice Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Compliance Manager
  • General Counsel
  • Patient Engagement Coordinator
  • Member,Board of Trustees Compliance Committee

Speaker Profile
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.


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