Keeping HIPAA and Patient Privacy in Health Care When Working from Home, Including Telepractice of Mental Health

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  • 60 minutes
  • 18 Days Left
     Jun 22, 2020
  •   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM ET
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

This new webinar goes over the dos and don’ts of patient privacy and HIPAA in work from home settings.  This webinar follows the employer’s perspective, but offers guidance and practical tips for the employee to maintain privacy and to be productive. 

This webinar focus on the ways health care providers can work effectively from home during state isolation and quarantine mandates.  In addition, the telepractice of mental health will be examined with an emphasis on examples of state licensure laws governing telepractice. 

Standards and guidelines from national organizations will be reviewed – all with the goal of preventative action so as to health care professionals stay out of trouble. 

Finally, while state licensure board laws are one aspect and consequence of privacy in work from home settings, or in any electronic format for the practice of health care, employment policies provide the underlying basis for deeper rules governing the health care practitioner.   

Join this session by expert speaker Mark R. Brengelman where he will discuss about basic HIPAA privacy protections,dos and don’ts, Patient privacy when working from home, HIPPA waiver and new rules, core rule of employment policies and recent updates in telehealth,state laws that apply to licensed health care professionals that mandate confidentiality and apply to the practice of telehealth by mental health providers.

Session Highlights:

This webinar will cover the following topics.

  • The basics of HIPAA privacy requirements

  • Practical tips for health care practitioners working from home

  • Guidelines from national organizations on maintaining patient privacy

  • Perils of confidentiality breaches in a digital age when working from home

  • Federal HIPAA waivers during this public health emergency

  • Examples of state licensure laws governing the telepractice of mental health applicable to work from home settings, and

  • Core rules for employment policies

Why You Should Attend:

This new webinar provides an overview of privacy requirements of HIPAA and their application especially in work from home settings, the basics of patient privacy should be well-known and practiced by all health care practitioners.

Then, the subject moves to the work from home activities of health care practitioners – with a specific focus on practical and legal tips to maintaining confidentiality in work from home settings.This new webinar thus provides a brief summary of those basic HIPAA privacy protections then goes into detail on the many ways a health care provider may run afoul of the privacy exceptions via work from home settings.  

Finally, take a look at how employment rules of the health care facility may impact the work from home rules and privacy by the health care practitioner and are especially focused on the patient confidentiality.

Who Should Attend :

  • Health care attorneys 

  • Hospital directors

  • Public health officials 

  • Emergency department workers

  •  Directors of nursing

  • Corporate compliance officers in health care

  • Medical records staff of medical offices and health care entities 

  • Hospital attorneys

  • Health care practitioners who are covered entities

  • Law enforcement officers in health care compliance 

  • State boards and agencies with jurisdiction over state licenses to practice a health care profession


You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session. 
** You can buy On-Demand and view it at your convenience.

Mark  Brengelman

Mark Brengelman

Mark R Brengelman has worked as the assigned counsel to numerous health professions licensure boards as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Moving to private practice, he now helps private clients in health care in a wide variety of contexts. He graduated with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in philosophy from Emory University in Atlanta. He then earned a Juris Doctorate from the University Of Kentucky College Of Law. In 1995, he became an assistant attorney general and focused in the area of administrative and professional law where he represented multiple boards as general counsel and prosecuting attorney.

Mr. Brengelman is a frequent participant in continuing education and has been a presenter for over thirty national and state organizations and private companies, including webinars and in-person seminars. These national and state organizations include the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, and the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute.

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