How to Conduct a HIPAA Risk Assessment

Instructor: Brian Tuttle
Webinar Id: 800641

Duration: 90 Minutes

  • Recorded
  • Only for one participant ?
  • Price $179.

Overview:

This course will cover the proper methodologies on conducting a HIPAA Risk Assessment based on the formula used by Federal auditors and via the guidelines of the NIST (National Institute of Standard for Technologies). The course will also cover the most important aspects to be aware of in terms of the Federal auditing process as well as the new risks regarding patients suing for wrongful disclosures.

Why should you attend:

  • Have your done a HIPAA Risk Assessment?
  • Do you know a risk assessment is the first thing the Feds will ask for in an audit?
  • Is your risk assessment adequate?
  • Do you have written policies in place for every single one of the implementation specification of the HIPAA Security Rule (even ones that don't apply) - do you know this is required!!
I will show how to conduct a PROPER risk assessment point by point and how to also avoid scams in the market. We will also be discussing the absolute importance of doing a risk assessment and that this is the first thing the OCR will ask for. I will instruct the listeners on how to write proper policies and procedures which are to be based upon the findings of the risk assessment and how to word the policies to satisfy the Fed. We will also discuss the importance of having policies which are consistent with your procedures and also discuss the negative ramification of cookie cutter templates in the eyes of the Fed.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Updates for 2016
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Risks
  • Business associates and the increased burden
  • NIST based Risk Assessment

Who Will Benefit:
  • Practice Managers
  • MD's and other Medical Professionals
  • Billing Companies
  • Transcription Companies
  • IT Companies
  • Answering Services
  • Home Health
  • Coders
  • Attorneys
  • Any Business Associates who work with Medical Practices or Hospitals

Speaker Profile
Brian L Tuttle, CPHIT, CHP, CBRA, Net+, A+, CCNA, MCP is a Certified Professional in Health IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified HIPAA Administrator (CHA), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 18 years' experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting. With vast experience in health IT systems (i.e. practice management, EHR systems, imaging, transcription, medical messaging, etc.) as well as over 18 years’ experience in standard Health IT with multiple certifications and hands-on knowledge, Brian serves as compliance consultant and has conducted onsite and remote risk assessments for over 1000 medical practices, hospitals, health departments, insurance plans, and business associates throughout the United States.

In addition, Mr Tuttle has served in multiple litigated court cases serving as an expert witness offering input related to best practices and requirements for securing and providing patient access to protected health information. Mr. Tuttle has also worked directly with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) both in defending covered entities and business associates as well as being asked by the Federal government to audit covered entities and business associates on behalf of the OCR. Almost all of Brian’s clients are earned by referral with little or no advertising.

Brian is well known and highly regarded in medical circles throughout the United States for his quality work and down home southern charm Mr Tuttle has a Master's Degree in Health Sciences from Georgia State University and works nationally out of Kennesaw, GA


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