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Webinar Replay: Are You Ready for Strengthened HIPAA Regulations?

On April 26 2016, HMA Information Services hosted the webinar, “‘Business Associates’ Redefined: What Healthcare Organizations Need to Know to Comply with Strengthened HIPAA Regulations.”

Attention healthcare providers, managed care plans and other entities that are covered by HIPAA regulations pertaining to patient data. Your relationship with third-party contractors and other outside “business associates” is coming under increased regulatory scrutiny from the federal government. Revised HIPAA rules have created important new responsibilities and instituted new penalties related to “business associates” who handle personal health information or personal health records for covered entities.

During this webinar, HMA experts Heidi Robbins Brown and Margarita Pereyda, MD outline the new regulations, provide a framework for protecting patient data, and present a set of best practices your organization and business associates can use in efforts to ensure HIPAA compliance. Listen to the recording and:

  • Understand the new enforcement tools and penalties established by the strengthened HIPAA regulations and identify your organization’s most likely areas of vulnerability.
  • Obtain best practices for contracting with business associates, monitoring HIPAA compliance and ensuring accountability.
  • Find out how to work collaboratively with business associates, agreeing upon clear expectations and keeping the lines of communication open in the event of a problem.
  • Learn how to identify business associates who aren’t in compliance with federal HIPAA regulations and help establish a plan of remediation.

The slide deck for this webinar can be retrieved by clicking the “DOWNLOAD” button below.

The content of these materials is for general informational purposes and does not constitute a guarantee of compliance or legal advice. Please contact HMA if you would like to learn more about this topic or to schedule a consultation.