How to Develop HIPAA Policies and Procedures.

Jim-B Wener
Speaker: Jim B Wener
HIPAA Professional
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Duration: 60 Minutes
Product Code: 300243
Level: Beginner
Key Take Away

This HIPAA compliance webinar will address one of the major requirements of the health care organization to be HIPAA compliant, which is to develop and implement a set of HIPAA privacy and security policies and procedures.

Overview

This HIPAA compliance assessment webinar will explain why for the cost conscious health care organization, the HIPAA risk analysis policies and procedures can have multiple uses: first, they can become a basis for training the health care organization workforce; second, they can be used as a basis for conducting a HIPAA self-assessment; and third, they can be used to demonstrate due diligence should there be a breach or an external HIPAA security and risk analysis compliance audit.

In today’s world, it is not necessary that the health care organization spend significant funds to develop a set of HIPAA privacy and security policies and procedures from scratch. The health care organization can likely find templates on the internet that can be used as a starting point to customize HIPAA policies and procedures to be unique for the health care organization.

The preparation of a well-documented set of HIPAA policies and procedures needs to be addressed through the development of Privacy and Security policies and procedures that address each of the requirements shown in the HIPAA regulations as amended by the HITECH law and the final Omnibus Regulations. The process of developing the HIPAA privacy and security policies and procedures also provides a reference for the health care organization how to consider the security addressable and required regulation requirements.

why should you attend

There are three situations where having a set of HIPAA policies and procedures are needed:

First, the policies and procedures become a good reference to ensure that all areas are addressed for becoming HIPAA compliant.

Second, the HIPAA regulations REQUIRE covered entities and business associates to have a set of policies and procedures directing the workforce to perform their tasks in a controlled environment.  Having a set of policies and procedures is positive evidence of the health care organization exercising due diligence.

Third, if there is a breach, the health care organization needs to demonstrate that it has proactively implemented a comprehensive set of HIPAA policies and procedures to keep any penalties to a minimum

Areas Covered in this Webinar
  • What is a comprehensive set of HIPAA policy and procedures and why you need them
  • What to look for in a set of HIPAA policy and procedures templates on the internet
  • How to customize the set of HIPAA policies and procedures for the health care organization
  • How to train the health care organization workforce in using the HIPAA policies and procedures
  • How to use the HIPAA policies and procedures to perform a HIPAA assessment

Learning Objectives
  • Understand why a health care organization or business associate needs to have a set of HIPAA Policies and Procedures
  • Learn how a set of HIPAA Policies and Procedures fit into the organization’s overall HIPAA compliance activities
  • Know the components of a complete set of HIPAA Policies and ProceduresLearn where to look for potential templates that can assist in developing the organization’s HIPAA Policies and Procedures

Who Will Benefit
  • Anyone involved with HIPAA Compliance
  • Health Care Organization Ownerships
  • Office Management
  • Dentists
  • Physicians
  • Clinics and Hospitals
  • Business Associates
  • Health Care IT Professionals
Speakers Profile
Jim B Wener

Jim Wener has over 40 years of experience in assisting health care organizations – both providers and payersin identifying their automation requirements and helping these organizations select and successfully implement the automation most applicable for their needs.  

Since 1996 he has been an active lecturer, trainer and HIPAA assessment consultant helping a variety of health care providers (hospitals, payers, clinics and individual physician practitioners) become HIPAA compliant. He developed the IBM HIPAA assessment and training products for their consulting practice.   

Mr. Wener is a certified HIPAA consultant and has authored articles regarding various topics on the subject.  His HIPAA consulting practice offers comprehensive HIPAA privacy and security consulting tools, practice walkthrough assessment tools, a full set of HIPAA privacy and security policy and procedures templates, training presentations and a breach mitigation tool – all geared and used by small and large health care organizations.

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