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Webinar: January 26, 2022: Lessons and Examples from 2021’s HIPAA Breaches and Fines

2021 has been a tough year for the healthcare industry with huge numbers of data breaches occurring and vast numbers of healthcare records exposed as hackers stepped up their attacks on healthcare providers and ransomware actors ran riot.  The HHS’ Office for Civil Rights has continued to impose large numbers of fines on covered entities and business associates for noncompliance with the HIPAA Rules, even during the pandemic. The trend for the past year was a major focus on violations of the HIPAA Right of Access, and many of the fines were imposed on smaller healthcare practices.

The webinar will cover:

  • The data breaches and fines in 2021 (what caused them, who was affected, etc.)
  • How to protect yourself from suffering a breach or financial penalty in the New Year.
  • Predictions of what will happen in the future and what to look out for

You will also get the inside scoop from compliance experts and find out how you can start protecting your business in 2022!

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Lessons and Examples from 2021’s HIPAA Breaches and Fines

Date: January 26, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m. ET | 11.00 a.m. PT

Host: Compliancy Group

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Webinar Today: How to Complete Your 2021 HIPAA Security Risk Assessment

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requires HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates to complete a risk assessment to identify all risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI. Not only is a risk assessment required for compliance, it allows organizations to identify and address risks before they can be exploited, thus helping to prevent costly data breaches.

Many healthcare organizations and business associates find annual risk assessments problematic, and fail to conduct comprehensive risk assessments that meet the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule. Risk assessment failures are among the most common HIPAA violations cited by the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights in its audits and data breach investigations.

As the year draws to an end, it is now time to perform your annual HIPAA Security Risk assessment and help is at hand to help you comply with this important HIPAA provision.

On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, Compliancy Group is hosting a webinar that will provide an overview of everything you need to know to allow you to complete the security risk assessment required by MACRA/MIPS and the HIPAA Security Rule.

Webinar Details:

How to Complete your 2021 Risk Assessment

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

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26th Annual Compliance Institute: March 28 – 31, 2022

The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) will be hosting the 26th Annual Compliance Institute at the Phoenix Convention Center, AZ, March 28 – 31, 2022.

The HCCA is a member-based association for healthcare compliance professionals that is dedicated to enabling the lasting success and integrity of all professionals working for, with, or supporting healthcare organizations. Established in 1996, the HCCA now has more than 12,000 members across the United States.  The HCCA promotes the highest standards in compliance programs, creates high-quality educational training events, and provides a forum for interaction and information exchange within the healthcare compliance community.

The Compliance Institute is the HCCA’s primary educational and networking event. Running over 4 days, attendees will be able to attend 109 educational sessions, benefit from professional development opportunities, and will be able to network and improve their career prospects.

The educational sessions highlight real-world compliance issues, emerging trends, and practical applications that attendees can use to strengthen their compliance programs., with the 2022 event covering the following subject areas:

  • Auditing and monitoring
  • Behavioral health
  • Compliance law
  • General compliance/hot topics
  • How to succeed as a compliance officer
  • Investigations
  • Physician compliance
  • Post-acute care
  • Privacy and security
  • Risk management
  • Telehealth

The event will be of great benefit to healthcare compliance professionals, risk managers, privacy officers, coding and billing specialists, healthcare regulators, government personnel, nurse managers and executives, staff educators and trainers, health information management specialists, CIOs, healthcare senior executives, healthcare professionals, healthcare journalists and researchers.

26th Annual Compliance Institute

The conference will run from Monday, March 28 to Thursday, March 31 at the Phoenix Convention Center, AZ.

If it is not possible to attend in person, this year there will be the option of attending virtually from Tuesday, March 29 to Thursday, March 31. Virtual visitors will be able to attend 47 educational sessions which are being live-streamed from the conference center.

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Webinar Today: How to Complete Your 2021 HIPAA Security Risk Assessment

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requires HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates to complete a risk assessment to identify all risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI. Not only is a risk assessment required for compliance, it allows organizations to identify and address risks before they can be exploited, thus helping to prevent costly data breaches.

Many healthcare organizations and business associates find annual risk assessments problematic, and fail to conduct comprehensive risk assessments that meet the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule. Risk assessment failures are among the most common HIPAA violations cited by the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights in its audits and data breach investigations.

As the year draws to an end, it is now time to perform your annual HIPAA Security Risk assessment and help is at hand to help you comply with this important HIPAA provision.

On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, Compliancy Group is hosting a webinar that will provide an overview of everything you need to know to allow you to complete the security risk assessment required by MACRA/MIPS and the HIPAA Security Rule.

Webinar Details:

How to Complete your 2021 Risk Assessment

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

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Webinar Today: HIPAA FAQs: Ask the HIPAA Experts

If you are confused about some of the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules and how they apply in certain situations, you are certainly not alone. The requirements of HIPAA can be confusing!

There are many frequently asked questions about how HIPAA applies in different situations, although finding the answers to those questions can be a challenge. Fortunately, help is at hand.

Compliancy Group is hosting a webinar on April 21, 2021 that aims to provide answers to questions healthcare professionals and business associates have about HIPAA. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask Compliancy Group’s HIPAA compliance experts anything they like about HIPAA.

“We know HIPAA can be confusing, but we want to help answer your questions and simplify HIPAA compliance so you can keep your business safe,” said Compliancy Group.

The upcoming webinar will be an open forum chat where attendees can obtain HIPAA advice from experts LIVE. Submitted questions will be reviewed and answers will be provided to ease any concerns that attendees have about compliance.

Advance registration is required for the new and interactive FAQ webinar on the link below.

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Webinar Details:

Webinar:                               HIPAA FAQs: Ask the HIPAA Expert

Date:                                      Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Time:                                      2:00 ET / 11:00 PT

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Webinar Today: How HIPAA-Compliant Messaging Transforms Healthcare

Data show 70% of delays in providing treatment to patients is due to miscommunication, so resolving the problems that result in miscommunication in healthcare is key to improving quality of care, clinical outcomes, and the patient experience.

One of the biggest contributory factors to miscommunication is the use of outdated communications systems, which has long been a problem in healthcare. Fortunately, there is a solution that has been shown to greatly improve communication efficiency and reduce the potential for errors and miscommunication – a secure texting platform.

To find out more about secure, HIPAA-compliant messaging and how it can make care teams immediately more efficient and effective, we invite you to join this upcoming webinar.

During the webinar you will discover how this single change can lead to major improvements in collaboration, save valuable time, decrease costs, and lead to happier staff and patients.

The webinar is being hosted by TigerConnect, the leading secure healthcare messaging provider, and will take place on Wednesday, December 9 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET.

Webinar Details:

How HIPAA-Compliant Messaging Transforms Healthcare

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 9 – 10 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. CT / 1 p.m. ET

Hosted by:
Julie Grenuk, Nurse Executive, TigerConnect
Tommy Wright, Director of Product Marketing, TigerConnect

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Webinar Today | The State of Patient Engagement: Insights for Transforming Telehealth

COVID-19 has had a major impact on telehealth, with more patients receiving virtual care than ever before.

To explore how telehealth adoption has changed in 2020 and the impact telehealth services have had on providers and patients, TigerConnect commissioned a Harris Poll survey. Patients and clinicians across the United States were surveyed and asked to share their views on telehealth adoption and the virtual care provided and received during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Thursday, November 12th, TigerConnect will be hosting a webinar to present the full results of the Harris Poll survey.

During the webinar, attendees will discover how COVID-19 has impacted the adoption of virtual care and telehealth solutions, insights will be provided into where patient engagement stands today, along with an outlook of how telehealth services are likely to change moving forward and the steps healthcare providers can take to optimize both clinical and financial outcomes.

Webinar Details:

 The State of Patient Engagement: Insights for Transforming Telehealth

Thursday, November 12th at 10 a.m. PT

Hosted by:
Carolina Ibarra, Principal, Strategic Services, TigerConnect
Jorge Jeffery, Data Scientist & Researcher

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Webinar Today: Confronting Critical Communication and Safety Gaps in Healthcare

Earlier this year, HIPAA Journal readers were invited to take part in the 2020 Healthcare Emergency Preparedness and Security Trends Survey conducted by Rave Mobile Safety. On November 12, 2020, Rave Mobile Safety will be hosting a webinar in which the findings of the survey will be revealed.

The survey was conducted on 295 healthcare professionals and explored the top critical communication and safety challenges healthcare providers are facing today.

This year, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus – SARS-CoV-2 – has had a major impact on healthcare providers and continues create challenges for hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices. Healthcare providers have been forced to adopt new protocols to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff, but the survey showed that there were many communication and safety challenges in healthcare even before the pandemic, and those challenges could be affecting the emergency response.

During the webinar Rave Mobile Safety will discuss the key findings from the survey and will explore the new protocols that now need to be adopted by healthcare providers to keep patients and staff healthy in the coronavirus era, and how healthcare providers can stay prepared for other potential threats.

Webinar attendees will have the opportunity to learn about new and ongoing safety obstacles that have been uncovered by the survey and why steps must be taken to remove those obstacles. Proven best practices will be shared to help healthcare providers bridge the main communication gaps that exist across the healthcare industry, and information will be provided about solutions that can be adopted to help healthcare organizations address those challenges during the pandemic and beyond.

The webinar will be taking place on:

Thursday, November 12 from 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET.

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Webinar Sept 22: How to Ensure Business Continuity with a Remote Workforce

2020 has been an extremely challenging year for businesses. They have had to rapidly adapt to a new way of working due to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. In order to keep businesses running, it has been necessary to switch from a largely office-based workforce to allowing employees to work remotely from home.

Employees have managed to stay productive and continue to communicate and collaborate through videoconferencing solutions such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom, instant messaging platforms, and email. These tools have helped businesses to continue to function and move forward during these difficult times.

One area of concern for businesses with remote working is how to ensure compliance and maintain business and email continuity.

On September 22, 2020, TitanHQ will host a webinar to discuss some of the remote working challenges faced by businesses. During the webinar, TitanHQ’s experts will discuss the current technology landscape, explain how to ensure security and compliance with remote workers, how to protect business critical data, and the importance of continuity with remote working.

TitanHQ will also introduce ArcTitan – a cloud-based email archiving solution solves some of the key issues with remote working and helps to ensure business continuity.

Webinar Details

Title:       How to Ensure Business Continuity with Email Archiving for your Remote Workforce

Date:     Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Time:    London/Dublin: 5:00 pm (GMT +1)  ¦  USA:      12:00 pm ET; 09:00 am PT

Hosts:     James Clayton, ArcTitan Product Specialist  ¦ Derek Higgins, Engineering Manager, TitanHQ

 

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