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Medical Professionals and Social Media: Privacy and Security Issues - Webinar

  • ID: 4342182
  • Webinar
  • September 2017
  • Region: Global
  • 90 Minutes
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
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Find out how to stay in compliance with HIPAA and protect patient information with the utilization of social media.

The Internet and social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn have changed the way people communicate and have introduced new risks into the process of providing health care services. HIPAA Covered Entities now face difficult choices as social networking sites become a preferred means of communication for many, and run the risk of breaches, rule violations, and fines in the event of mishandling of PHI using these new technologies. Communications using social networking sites have some inherent privacy and security risks that may put providers out of compliance with HIPAA.

New technologies present new challenges to health care providers, as there are simultaneously new requirements to share information with patients, and a new enforcement effort to ensure the privacy and security of Protected Health Information (PHI). Meeting both challenges requires careful consideration of all the regulations and technologies, as well as patient preferences and work flow. The stakes are high any improper exposure of PHI may result in a HIPAA breach that must be reported, at great cost and with the potential to bring fines and other enforcement actions. If a patient complains that they are not afforded the access they desire, HHS inquiries and enforcement actions can result, so it is essential to find the right balance of access and control.
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Using Social Media in Health Care
  • How Patients Want to Use Social Media
  • How Professionals Want to Use Social Media
What Can Go Wrong Using Social Media
  • Exposure of Protected Health Information by Staff on Personal Sites
  • Family and Friends Taking and Posting Pictures
  • Discussion of Health Care Issues in a Public Forum
Patient Rights of Communication and Social Media
  • How Patients May Choose Their Method of Communication
  • How to Respond to Patient Requests to Communicate Using Social Media
How Best to Consider Using New Technologies Like Social Media
  • Using an Information Security Management Process to Evaluate and Implement the Use of Social Media
  • Understanding the Risks of Breaches and Penalties for Misuse of Social Media
  • Policies and Procedures to Protect Patient Information Under HIPAA
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Jim Sheldon-Dean, Lewis Creek Systems, LLC
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This webinar is designed for health information managers, medical records directors, medical facility administrators, privacy officers, compliance managers, business and office managers, marketing professionals and human resource managers.
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