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Home > Audio Learning Center > HIPAA Security Essentials for Portable Devices

HIPAA Security Essentials for Portable Devices

Date:Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time:12 noon to 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Course fee:SPECIAL $99 1 HR WEBINAR
Presented by: Regina Mixon Bates, IRO, CPC, CPC-I, CMC, CMOM, CMIS, TPA

Webinar/Audio Conference FAQs

If patients have their medical records stolen due to your noncompliance with HIPAA, negligence with data security, or pure laziness, you will drastically and negatively affect their lives, not to mention your organization’s brand. As patient records go digital, hacking health records for profit is becoming more prevalent.

Mobile Devices have become common for health care providers to communicate with patients or to access/relay PHI to other providers using mobile devices. However, as that technology has advanced, physicians and health care organizations have found it necessary to create their own policies in order to protect physicians and patients alike.

Approximately 40% of the breaches involving 500 or more individuals reported to HHS involved mobile devices. Mobile devices have become common for health care providers to communicate with patients or to access/relay PHI to other providers using mobile devices.

The unauthorized disclosure of ePHI is a big risk when using mobile devices because they are small, portable, highly visible, unlikely password protected, unlikely to have encrypted PHI, and likely to connect with Wi-Fi (further risking interception).

As technology has advanced, health care organizations have found it necessary to create policies in order to protect physicians and patients alike.

Participants will learn:

  • What policies and procedures need to be in place to reduce the risks of portable devices and systems?
  • Compliance issues to watch out for – when using e-mail and texting to communicate with each other
  • Guidelines on ensuring proper controls – storing unencrypted PHI
  • Developing the policies that protect you and your patients

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

PMI CEU APPROVED Earn 1 PMI CEUs for attendance at this program. Practice Management Institute grants CEUs for its certified professionals based on total number of instructional hours (1 CEU per hour of classroom instruction). CEUs may be applied to annual recertification requirements, as directed in the certification renewal requirements for your credential(s).

If you are seeking CEU credits for other certifications or organizations, please contact your organization for pre-approval and credit guidelines. A certificate of attendance will be provided.


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About the Presenter

Regina Mixon Bates has 33 years of healthcare experience with 20+ years as a public speaker. She is the CEO of The Physician Practice S.O.S. Group®, a healthcare consulting and educational firm. Through Regina’s leadership, the company has helped healthcare providers across the country streamline their business processes, improve practice operations and keep current with the ever-changing state and federal compliance guidelines. She leads a team of award winning professionals who provide extensive quantitative analysis that generates comprehensive reports to help identify the practice problem areas, as well as opportunities for expansion. She is the host of Fix My Practice TV and the author of her upcoming book Against the Odds - How A Mother’s Spirit Gives A Daughter The Determination To Prevail.



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