HIPAA Privacy Officer & Privacy Program Training

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Physicians, behavioral health staff, nursing home facility administrators, pharmacists, human resource staff, privacy officers, HIM directors and managers, compliance officers, legal counsel, risk managers, and anyone else interested in the topic

OVERVIEW:  The HITECH Act and the 2013 publication of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, a set of final regulations modifying HIPAA privacy, security, and enforcement rules, have reshaped the privacy landscape, and created additional responsibilities for privacy officers and privacy programs. This HIPAA Privacy Officer & Privacy Program Training will provide a comprehensive overview of the HIPAA privacy officer and privacy program responsibilities and an in-depth road map of best practices. This virtual training will include HIPAA-required privacy policies and procedures needed for compliance. Participants will walk away with a comprehensive understanding on how to administer a successful privacy program. This webinar series will cover all ongoing activities of a privacy program related to the development, implementation, maintenance of, and adherence to the organization’s policies and procedures covering the privacy of, and access to, patient health information in compliance with federal and state laws and the healthcare organization’s information privacy practices.

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
Recall the mission and purpose of the Information Privacy Department;
Review the background and overview of HIPAA and HITECH;
Define key privacy definitions;
Express an understanding of the Facility Privacy Officer role; and 
Identify tools and resources.

MEET YOUR FACULTY: Nanette Awad, RHIA, CHC, CHPS, HIPAA Privacy Educator
Nanette Awad is the founder and president of ePrivacy Officer, LLC and alumni of Saint Louis University’s Health Information Management Program. She was inducted into the Jesuit Honor Society and has served on the American Health Information Management Association Taskforce as a privacy subject-matter expert for the national RHIT and RHIA exams and is an active member of the Health Care Compliance Association, American Health Information Management Association, California Health Information Association, and International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Part 1: Privacy policies review and discussion will be focused on the following:
Privacy Program; Privacy Official; Minimum Necessary; Right to Access; Right to Amend; Right to Request Privacy Restrictions; Notice of Privacy Practices; Right to Request Confidential Communications; Accounting of Disclosures; Authorization for Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information; Safeguarding Protected Health Information; Mitigating Inappropriate or Unauthorized Access; and Use and/or Disclosure of Protected Health Information.

Part 2: Privacy policies review and discussion will be focused on the following:
Protected Health Information Breach Risk Assessment and Notification; Community Clergy Access to Patient Listings Under the HIPAA Privacy Standards; Designated Record Set; Determination, Uses and Disclosures of De-Identified Information; Fundraising Under the HIPAA Privacy Standards/HITECH; Hybrid Entity; Privacy Complaint Process; Sanctions for Privacy and Information Security Violations; Uses and Disclosures for which an Authorization or an Opportunity to Agree or Object; Uses and Disclosures of PHI to Other Covered Entities; Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information for Involvement in the Patient’s Care and Notification Purposes; Uses and Disclosures Required by Law; Verification of Requestor; and HIPAA and the 21st Century Cures Act.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Participants will receive, upon completion of the workshop and evaluation, a certificate documenting the completed continuing education/clock hours.


6/20/2024 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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VIRTUAL OFFERING: Access information for the webinar will be provided to each registered participant in advance of the event. To prevent emails from going into your junk or spam folders, have your IT staff whitelist the email address [email protected] and any emails coming from LHAonline.org. Access information and program materials are not meant to be shared with anyone other than registered participants. Program materials are the intellectual property of the speakers and are intended only for those who register and participate in the webinar. Sharing this information with others within your organization will result in being charged an additional registration fee.

REGISTRATION: Registrations are accepted online only. VISA, Master Card, Discover, and American Express are accepted. Email confirmations will be sent to registrants upon completion of registration. To ensure timely delivery of instructions and handouts, and inclusion on the attendee list, registrations should be completed online one week prior to the event.  

CANCELLATION POLICY: Individuals who cancel more than seven business days prior to a scheduled event will be charged a cancellation fee of $40 per person unless the webinar is complimentary. Written notice of the cancellation must be emailed to [email protected]. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received within seven business days of the event or for no-shows. 

SUBSTITUTION POLICY: Registrants who are unable to participate in an LHA educational event are permitted and encouraged to have an eligible substitute; however, written notice of the substitution must be emailed to [email protected] at least seven business days in advance of the event. The substitution option is not available if written notification is received by the LHA less than seven business days before the scheduled program. 

ACCOMMODATIONS: Please contact the LHA if you have a disability that may require special accommodations for this educational opportunity. The LHA is committed to ensuring full accessibility for all registrants.