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Why Mobile Security Matters

Date:Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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

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In today's work force, mobile devices are an essential productivity tool, not simply a communication tool. The increased amount of data available on the average smart phone, tablet, or wearable makes it a personal security risk. But when the mobile device is utilized to communicate with patients or to access/relay PHI to other providers, its value to criminals increases exponentially. Hacking health records for profit has become prevalent. Approximately 40% of the breaches involving 500 or more individuals reported to HHS have involved mobile devices.

The unauthorized disclosure of ePHI is a significant risk when using mobile devices because they are small, portable, and highly visible. If a patient has their medical records stolen due to your noncompliance with HIPAA or negligence with data security, you will have negatively impacted their life and your own practice's reputation. And then there is the devastating financial burden of a breach! In 2018, OCR fined numerous healthcare organizations multi-million dollar fines, and the true costs of breaches is much higher with notifications, legal fees and corrective actions required.

It has never been more critical that physicians and health care organizations create and implement information security policies to effectively manage mobile device security. Join Regina Mixon Bates for this 60-minute “Lunch and Learn” session and find out what policies and procedures should be in place in your practice to reduce the security risks associated with reliance on portable devices. Be aware of specific compliance issues and guidelines on ensuring proper controls, like storing unencrypted PHI, minimizing data collection and archiving older data securely.

Train your staff and develop and implement policies that protect you and your patients from the consequences of a malware or phishing attack. Explore the benefits and risks of cloud storage. Identify simple solutions that help reduce the risks to your practice including:

  • Device encryption options
  • Screen, passcode and sim locks
  • Erase media cards/factory reset of outdated devices
  • Remote wipe functionality to sanitize your device if lost

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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