Webinar: OCR HIPAA Enforcement Shifts

May 8, 11:00am, EDT - 12:00pm, EDT

Registration

Overview:

OCR enforcement activity is up. Changes have been made to the Civil Monetary Penalties structure overall and HIPAA Security rule requirements related to COVID-19. Join us for this informative session to get caught up on these changes and discuss lessons learned from recent OCR investigations.

 

Abstract:

OCR enforcement activity is up. OCR completed proactive audits and reported significant gaps in compliance with HIPAA mandates including risk analysis and risk management. OCR also implemented a new structure for Civil Monetary Penalties in 2019. HHS and OCR have also implemented targeted exceptions for some HIPAA requirements during the COVID-19 crisis while leaving other core HIPAA Security Rule requirements in effect.

Join us on Friday, May 8th at 11AM EST to hear how covered entities are responding to OCR scrutiny by updating security risk registers, business associate inventories, breach notification practices, and more. Specific examples will be provided for sticking points often uncovered in OCR audits. We will also discuss trends in enforcement, fines, breaches, and required adjustments for COVID-19 HIPAA compliance.

 

Agenda:

1. OCR HIPAA ENFORCEMENT RECAP​

2. NEW OCR PENALTY STRUCTURE​

3. COVID-19 HIPAA EXCEPTIONS

4. LESSONS LEARNED WITH OCR

5. Q&A​

 

 

RYAN FREEMAN-JONES|MANAGING DIRECTOR, MEDITOLOGY

Ryan Freeman-Jones is an experienced HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer and an expert in healthcare information security and compliance. He directs Meditology’s advisory practice and leads the firms’ West Coast office based in the San Diego, California. As a former HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer, Ryan has extensive knowledge in compliance requirements such as HIPAA, HITECH, PCI-DSS, NIST, ISO and other regulatory and risk standards. He has been HITRUST certified since 2016. Ryan teaches an IT Risk Management Course at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, that is focused on IT Governance and Compliance. Ryan was also one of the chief architects of the M.S. in Cyber Security program at Valparaiso University.

 

 

 

 

BETHANY PAGE| SENIOR MANAGER, MEDITOLOGY

Bethany is an experienced compliance and information security leader focused exclusively on healthcare information risk management. Bethany advises healthcare clients of varying size and complexity in areas of IT, privacy, security, and compliance. She has in-depth knowledge of security technology frameworks such as NIST, HITRUST, ISO 27001/2, HIPAA, HITECH and PCI. Bethany also has hand’s on security experience serving as CISO for Meditology Services and CORL Technologies. She has deep experience working with healthcare entities across the country to assess and respond to OCR HIPAA regulatory requirements.