We’ll use real-world examples to help explain the Privacy Rule, which governs patient rights and disclosure of protected health information (PHI), We’ll explain what’s meant by covered entities (CE), business associates (BA), and many other relationships within the health care industry impacted by HIPAA.
Since computer systems currently are an integral part of health care and clinical research, we’ll see how they fit into the Security Rule. We’ll also examine administrative safeguards, physical safeguards, technical safeguards, and policy and procedure creation—all of which are crucial components of the Security Rule.
Last, but not least, we’ll focus on the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), HIPAA’s “watchdog” organization, and learn about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance.
At completion of this session, you’ll be confident and capable of implementing HIPAA’s Administrative Simplification rules, develop understanding of laws impacting it and be able to conduct effective HIPAA compliance audits, in your own organization.
Why You Should Attend:
In this session, we’ll review the compliance process and focus specifically on the Administrative Simplification portion of HIPAA, starting by defining the lingo of HIPAA, ARRA/HITECH, ASCA, ACA, and the OMNIBUS rules.
Next, we’ll focus in on the Administrative Simplification rules of HIPAA, starting with transactions, code sets, and identifiers, which are all key elements in the HIPAA-mandated electronic health care transmissions.
- Discuss current HIPAA laws and regulations as it pertains to clinical research
- Describe key elements of HIPAA compliance program
- Privacy and confidentiality protection in clinical research
- Overview current best practices in HIPAA compliance
- Discuss practical aspects of HIPAA compliance program implementation
- Develop effective HIPAA compliance monitoring and auditing practices
- HIPAA professionals
- Compliance Officers
- Clinical Research Associates
- Project/Program Managers
- Directors of Compliance and QC/QA
- Research nurses
- Clinical research coordinators
- Clinical research associates