Last week, Michelle Caswell, Senior Director of Legal and Compliance at Clearwater Compliance joined us for a webinar dedicated to HIPAA. Michelle gave a breakdown of the complicated world of the HHS Office of Civil Rights and how its HIPAA policy affects the healthcare industry and the way healthcare organizations communicate.
Some of the key takeaways:
Keeping up with the times. The number of HIPAA violations are on the rise, which means heavy revenue for the OCR's latest audit program. To avoid these fines, healthcare organizations will need certain safeguards to accommodate the latest mobile technology shift--which is no easy task.
The different players and types. Michelle covers the various parties that pertain to the HIPAA compliance policies. Now including subcontractors! But it's not enough to consider people alone, the category of information communicated may constitute an additional policy adherence.
What can an organization do? With mobile messaging now a common practice in many hospitals, it's critical for medical staff to take preventative measures to avoid breaches. Conducting enterprise risk analyses and incorporating an MDM strategy are just the beginning.
Catch the full webinar below!
If you liked this one, watch our previous webinar on 2016 Enterprise Mobility Trends.