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October 2016

HIPAA/HITECH Requirements for Public Health Departments

October 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Public Health Departments provide a broad array of services to their communities, which may include but are not limited to: disease surveillance and investigation, immunizations, emergency preparedness, infant and maternal health programs, health promotion and prevention programs, home health services, child care facility inspection. While the size and scope of health departments across the country varies between different jurisdictions, all share common goals, challenges, and regulations. The HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach requirement is a mandate under the Health Information Technology for…

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November 2016

2016 Meaningful Use Attestation Requirements

November 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In addition to providing incentives, CMS EHR Meaningful Use program imposed penalties for reimbursement if providers are not part of their EHR incentive program. This year’s reporting period for Meaningful use program states: For all returning participants, the EHR reporting period will be a full calendar year from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. For EPs, eligible hospitals, and CAHs that have not successfully demonstrated meaningful use in a prior year, the EHR reporting period is any continuous 90-day…

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December 2016

2016 Meaningful Use Security Risk Analysis

December 8, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The primary purpose of security risk analysis for Meaningful Use is to identify key technical vulnerabilities in the electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) and EHR systems environments.  In order to implement appropriate technical controls, eligible professionals and hospitals need to conduct a security risk analysis in accordance with the requirements under HIPAA security rule 45 CFR 164.308(a)(1), apply security updates as necessary, and correct identified security deficiencies as part of their risk management process before MU attestation deadline.   The…

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February 2017

HIPAA Compliance and IoT Medical Devices

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Healthcare medical devices are subjected to HIPAA privacy and security rules pertaining to protected health information. Information is considered protected health information if it meets two requirements: If it is individually identifiable, meaning that it contains identifiers such as a name or date of birth that may identify the individual to which it pertains and if it consists of data regarding that individual’s health.

Attend our free, live 50-minute webinar to learn about HIPAA Compliance for IoT devices and measures to stay compliant.

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MACRA and MIPS Update

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The landscape of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs is changing. This webinar will provide you with an overview of important changes related to how Medicare will pay health care providers who care for Medicare beneficiaries under MACRA and outline the transition to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program.

Join our 50-minute webinar to learn more about how CMS streamlined the incentive programs into a single framework to help clinicians transition from payments based on volume to payments based on value.

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April 2017

Managing the Risks of a Healthcare Data Breach

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The HIPAA data breach violations are on the rise. The HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, 45 CFR §§ 164.400-414, requires HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates to provide notification following a breach of unsecured protected health information. Similar breach notification provisions implemented and enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), apply to vendors of personal health records and their third party service providers, pursuant to section 13407 of the HITECH Act – Do you have a complete understanding of the new…

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May 2017

MACRA: MIPS and APM Opportunities for Small Practices in 2017

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The landscape of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs has changed again. The new Quality Payment Program introduced by CMS provides options designed to make it easier for small practices to report on performance and qualify for incentives. Physicians in small practices who report their performance can do just as well as mid-sized or larger practices. CMS expects the number and percentage of small practices participating in the Quality Payment Program to increase and exceed participation in legacy programs (for…

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How to Protect Against Ransomware Attacks?

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The recent ransomeware attack "WannaCry", has made a statement, impacting more than 300,000 victims across more than 150 countries. Join us to learn how threats like ransomware can become so widespread so quickly, the impact that not being prepared and protected can have on your healthcare practice, and how to ensure you are well positioned to avoid the IT chaos future threats may pose and to avoid Healthcare data breaches.    

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June 2017

Small Practice Social Media Lead Generation – From Claiming Your Space To Patient Engagement

June 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

- Are you with a small medical practice? - Don't have social media presence for your practice yet? - Want to gain business through social media promotions? Join our hosts Janet Kennedy and Carol Bush of the Healthcare Marketing Network as they walk you through a successful online presence for a healthcare practice. Starting with "claiming your space" to ensure the accuracy of your practice information, we'll also cover launching a blog and how to select the right social media sites for your practice. In…

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July 2017

HIPAA Compliance Requirements for Law Firms

July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

If you provide legal services to a client and receive patient data from your clients in the process of providing legal services, you are a Business Associate of your client and you are subject to HIPAA rules. The final HIPAA rule of 2013 (Section 13401 and 13404 of the HITECH Act) requires Health and Human Services(HHS) to consider healthcare Business Associates like the healthcare covered entities. Business associates are required to comply with the HIPAA Privacy, Security Rules and Breach Notification standards just like the…

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