Serious Legal and HIPAA Consequences of Improper EMR-EHR Usage
- Start Date:
- Tuesday, 26 September, 2017
- End Date:
- Tuesday, 26 September, 2017 11:30am
- Health & Nutrition
Overview: I will address specific litigated cases I have worked where the covered entity had to pay out nasty fines to the Federal government and high settlements to patients affected by inappropriate usage of the EMR system - I will also address situations where the covered entity DID NOT receive any fines or judgements (even in the event of a breach or malicious actions) due to the fact they were using the systems in a "compliant manner" I will also be addressing how practice managers (or compliance offers) need to understand how to properly utilize the EMR system for HIPAA compliance.I will also address major changes under the Omnibus Rule and any other applicable updates for 2017 and beyond.
There are an enormous amount of issues and risks for covered entities and business associates these days. I will speak on specific experiences from over 17 years of experience in working as an outsourced compliance auditor, expert witness on multiple HIPAA cases, and thoroughly explain how patients are now able to get cash remedies for wrongful disclosures of private health information. More importantly I will show you how to limit those risks by simply taking proactive steps and utilizing best practices.
Why should you Attend:EMR systems may be "HIPAA Compliant" out of the box but if not utilized properly they are NOT compliantAre you using your EMR system the way it should be utilized for HIPAA Compliance?Are you aware there are serious legal consequences for improper usage of EMR systems?An analogy would be, General Motors makes a car with a 5-star safety rating but if you don't fasten the seatbelt, the car isn't very safe anymoreOmnibus has changed the HIPAA landscape for goodThis once rarely enforced law has changed and you need to know what's going onProtect your practice or businessThese day's trial attorney's pose a higher risk than the Federal governmentState laws are now in place increasing liability for patient remediesWhat factors might spurn a lawsuit or a HIPAA audit? are you doing these things?EMR system usage plays a HUGE role in HIPAA enforcement as well as court litigation against the practiceAreas Covered in the Session:Proper Use of the EMRReal Scenarios of Litigation due to Improper Usage of EMRThings to Remember when Using the EMRTraining Staff on EMR UsageSystem Auditing and the Importance of thisUpdates for 2017FinesReal Life Audits and Litigated CasesBusiness Associates and the Increased BurdenBreach NotificationRisk FactorsWho Will Benefit:Practice ManagersAny Business Associates who work with Medical Practices or Hospitals (i.e.
Billing Companies, Transcription Companies, IT Companies, Answering Services, Home Health, Coders, Attorneys, etc)MD's and other Medical ProfessionalsSpeaker Profile Brian L Tuttle, CPHIT, CHP, CBRA, Net+, A+, CCNA, MCP is a Certified Professional in Health IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA) with over 15 years' experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting.
Mr. Tuttle has worked all of those 15 years with MAG Mutual Healthcare Solutions and is now Senior Compliance Consultant and IT Manager with InGauge Healthcare Solutions (previously named MAG Mutual Healthcare Solutions). Almost all of Brian's clients are earned by referral with little or no advertising. Brian is well known and highly regarded in medical circles throughout the United States .Price - $139Contact Info:Netzealous -MentorHealthPhone No: 1-800-385-1607Fax: 302-288-6884 Email: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.mentorhealth.com/Webinar Sponsorship Opportunity: https://www.mentorhealth.com/control/webinar-sponsorship
Conference organized by NetZealous LLC-MentorHealth
This lesson will be addressing how law firms who work with protected health information need to get their HIPAA house in order as HIPAA is now fully enforced and the government is not using kid gloves any more
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