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HIPAA Ruling Regarding Correspondence Through Text Messages and Emails: Is Your Organization Compliant?

February 6

Organizations must understand the various ways that health care communications can take place, and how texting and email fit in with HIPAA rules.

Medical professionals want to use texting and email to communicate professionally, and patients and clients of health care services often ask to communicate with health care offices via email or text message. Demands to use new technologies and new guidance from HHS on individual access of protected health information indicate that many of the policies and procedures in place at every health care-related organization will need to be reviewed and updated to meet the new requirements in the rules and guidance and meet the desires of staff and patients to use time saving technologies like texting and email. Organizations need to understand the various ways that health care communications can take place, and how texting and email for both patients and providers fit in with the HIPAA rules. They need to design and implement a communication policy and plan, and train their staff on it, or they may face significant new fines for noncompliance.

While professional communications between providers, insurers, business associates, and other business parties should always be conducted securely, there is more flexibility in using less secure technologies for communications with patients in some circumstances. This topic will discuss the differences between professional communications and patient communications, and how they must be treated to best serve patients, most efficiently enable communications, and remain within the bounds of HIPAA compliance.

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Agenda

How People Want to Use Email and Texting in Health Care
  • Patient Desires for Easy Communication
  • Staff Desires for Efficiency, Accuracy and Time-Saving
Problems With Email and Texting
  • Risks of Using Email and Texting
  • Results of Issues With Email and Texting
HIPAA Requirements
  • For Access and Patient Preferences
  • To Protect PHI
Addressing the Issues
  • Evaluating Risks and Protecting PHI
  • Meeting Patient Needs and Desires
  • Required Policies and Procedures
  • The Role of Training
  • Preparing for Breaches of PHI, Audits and Enforcement
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  • AHIMA 1.5 including Technology 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
     

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  • The American College of Healthcare Executives no longer pre-approves courses or organizations. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting an application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification. ACHE Qualified Education credit must be related to healthcare management (i.e., it cannot be clinical, inspirational, or specific to the sponsoring organization). It can be earned through educational programs conducted or sponsored by any organization qualified to provide educational programming in healthcare management. Programs may be sponsored by ACHE, chapters or other qualified sources, whether the programming is face-to-face or distance offerings (webinars, online seminars, self-study courses, etc.).
     
  • AHIMA 1.5 including Technology 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
     
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  • This course is approved by HFMA for certification maintenance of continuous educational points and will equal 1.5 points of classroom instruction.
     

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This live webinar is designed for medical records directors, health information directors, coders, business managers, office managers, nurses, hospital administrators, billing managers, social workers, counselors, release of records professionals, compliance managers and attorneys.

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Jim Sheldon-Dean

Jim Sheldon-Dean

Lewis Creek Systems, LLC

  • Founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC
  • Provides a complete suite of services related to information privacy and security regulatory compliance, including compliance reviews, information flow and risk analyses, technical security reviews, training and policy development services
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on health care information privacy and security, information management and disposal, and information security risk analysis
  • Speaker at national conferences for the American Health Information Management Association and the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange
  • Recipient of the 2011 WEDI Award of Merit
  • M.S. degree, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.S. degree, summa cum laude, University of Vermont
  • Can be contacted at www.lewiscreeksystems.com
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Product ID: 401585
Published 2017, 2018
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