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    HEALTHCARE TRAINING 2020 - New HIPAA Encryption Rules for Email & Text Message and Mandatory Exception for Patients

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    Deadline: August 24, 2020 | Date: August 24, 2020

    Venue/Country: Online event, U.S.A

    Updated: 2020-06-18 22:06:05 (GMT+9)

    Call For Papers - CFP


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

    A simple 3 Step HIPAA Safeguard fully protects Covered Entities from violating both HIPAA and the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) to ward off expensive TCPA class actions. The Internet is awash with mis-information about Health Care Email and Text Messaging that can lead Covered Entities into serious trouble.

    HIPAA Rules generated by the HITECH Act and OCR guidance clearly explain how Covered Entities must comply with a patient's right to communicate by unencrypted Email and Text Messaging. The new HIPAA Rules and a directive from the CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey & Certification Group also clarify when Covered Entities must use encrypted Email and Text Messages when communicating PHI.

    This webinar will explain how Covered Entities can protect themselves from HIPAA and TCPA violations by following the simple 3 Step Safeguard to communicate with patients using unencrypted Email and Text Messages.It also will explain when Emails and Text Messages containing PHI must be encrypted.

    Why you should Attend: You will find out how to use and document the 3 Step Safeguard to protect your organization when communicating with patients by regular Email and Text Message. The 3 Step Safeguard is a complete "Safe Harbor" from HIPAA and TCPA violations and exposure to unquestionable, serious Risks if you don't take advantage of this safeguard.

    Areas Covered in the Session:

    Brief review of HIPAA and the TCPA

    How HIPAA defines PHI - it's not just medical information about, for example, a diagnosis, surgical procedure or prescription

    Patient Right to receive PHI by standard (unencrypted) Email & Text Message

    The simple 3 Step HIPAA Safeguard that protects Covered Entities from HIPAA and TCPA violations when complying with patient right to communicate by standard, unencrypted Email and Text Message

    Worthless, dangerous "Healthcare Treatment Message Exemption" based on widespread misunderstanding of FCC 2015 TCPA Order

    When Covered Entities must encrypt Emails and Text Messages

    Who Will Benefit:

    Health Care Covered Entities

    Health Care Providers



    Health Care Practices of all types and sizes

    Physical, Occupational and Behavioral Therapists

    Health Plans

    Group Health Plan Administrators

    Third Party Group Health Plan Administrators

    Health Plan Administrators


    Executive Management - all Covered Entities

    Compliance Committee - Covered Entity Board of Trustees

    Practice Managers - Covered Entities

    Chief Compliance Officer - all Covered Entities

    HIPAA Compliance Officials - Privacy and Security

    Patient Engagement and Marketing Specialists

    Patient Outreach Coordinators

    Risk Managers

    Covered Entity Owners and Senior Management

    Compliance Committee - Physician, Practitioner-owned Covered Entities

    Attorneys for Covered Entities - In-house and Outside Counsel

    Vendors and Business Associates

    Vendors of Email and Text Message patient engagement services

    Billing companies

    Collection Agencies

    Practice Management companies

    Vendors of patient satisfaction surveys using Email and Text Messages

    Health Care Marketing Consultants

    Health Care Compliance Consultants

    Law Firms

    Paul R. Hales - MentorHealthSpeaker Profile

    Paul R. Hales, J.D. is widely recognized for his expert knowledge and ability to explain the HIPAA Rules clearly in plain language. Paul is an attorney licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and a graduate of Columbia University Law School with an international practice in HIPAA privacy and security. He is the author of all content in The HIPAA E-Tool®, an Internet-based, complete HIPAA compliance solution with separate editions for Covered Entities, Business Associates, Health Plans and Third Party Administrators.

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