What is New for HIPAA in 2018

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    Speaker: James B Wener

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    Duration: 60 Minutes
    Product Code: 50436
    Level: Beginner

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HIPAA regulations require the preparation and implementation of a disaster recovery plan to ensure that the health care organization continues providing health care services and protect the security and privacy of a patient’s protected health information.


The need for a business continuation plan – or disaster plan – starts with the requirements stated in the HIPAA regulations and continues to the ability of the health care organization to sustain itself in the event of a significant event.  The disaster plan provides a road map for what to do if a major event occurs and results in a significant interruption in the ability of the health care organization to continue to provide its services.  This includes not only being able to continue serving patients, but the ability of the health care to maintain its financial stability and protect the patients’ protected health care information.  This webinar provides the basis for an organization to develop and test its disaster recovery planning.


• What to do immediately in an emergency
• How to determine what are the most important tasks to perform
• What are risks, threats and vulnerabilities and how to assess those issues for your health care organziation
• How to determine the most important tasks to perform first
• How to determine if the disaster plan needs to be activated
• How to communicate with management and staff, patients, vendors
• Managing the transition to a backup operation
• IT issues in disaster recovery
• HIPAA compliance issues
• Restoring the operation to the original environment


Webinar participants will learn how to prepare and implement disaster recovery plans to ensure the health care organization’s both HIPAA compliance and its ability to maintain its services if a significant event occurs.


Anyone involved in providing health care services, either directly or indirectly.  This includes health care organization ownership and senior management, office management, business associates, physicians, ancillary services organizations (pharmacies, labs, radiology).   Healthcare IT should also attend to understand their role in helping the healthcare organization in becoming HIPAA compliant.


Years of Experience: 40+ years 

Areas of Expertise: HIPAA Policies and Procedures

Jim Wener has over 40 years of experience in assisting health care organizations – both providers and payers- in identifying their automation requirements and helping these organizations select and successfully implement the automation most applicable for their needs.  Since 1996 he has been an active lecturer, trainer and HIPAA assessment consultant, written and implemented HIPAA Policies and Procedures and performed HIPAA training programs in helping a variety of health care providers (hospitals, payers, clinics and individual physician practitioners) become HIPAA compliant.

He developed the IBM HIPAA assessment and training products for their consulting practice.   Mr.Wener is a certified HIPAA consultant and has authored articles regarding various topics on the subject.  His HIPAA consulting practice offers comprehensive HIPAA privacy and security consulting tools, practice walkthrough assessment tools, a full set of HIPAA privacy and security policy and procedures templates, training presentations and a breach mitigation tool – all geared and used by small and large health care organizations.

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