Ensuring HIPAA Compliance When Transmitting PHI Via Patient Portals, Email, and Texting
Protecting Patient Privacy, Complying With State and Federal Regulations, Meeting Meaningful Use Standards
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide healthcare counsel on measures for hospitals and physicians to ensure compliance and minimize liability when using patient portals and other electronic means to communicate protected health information (PHI). The panel will outline the legal risks with patient portal use and offer best practices for implementing effective policies to ensure HIPAA and regulatory compliance.
- Legal and regulatory requirements
- Legal pitfalls
- Strategies for compliance
- Policies and procedures
- Enforcement and monitoring
- Business associate agreements
The panel will review these and other crucial issues:
- What risks do hospitals and providers face when using patient portals and electronic means to communicate with patients and other healthcare providers?
- What steps can healthcare providers take to protect patient privacy and ensure HIPAA compliance?
- What are the primary considerations for healthcare provider counsel when developing and implementing policies regarding patient portals and electronic communication of PHI?
Ryan P. Blaney
Partner; Head of Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Group
Mr. Blaney’s practice focuses on regulatory compliance, enforcement, litigation and transactions in the areas of... | Read More
Mr. Blaney’s practice focuses on regulatory compliance, enforcement, litigation and transactions in the areas of data privacy, cybersecurity, healthcare, and emerging technologies. He advises private equity, asset managers, healthcare, life sciences, retail and technology clients on privacy and cybersecurity compliance, cybersecurity incidents and government investigations, including acting as lead counsel in defending clients in regulatory investigations by HHS-OCR, DOJ, FTC, FCC and State Attorneys General. Mr. Blaney counsels clients on federal, state, and international privacy and security laws including California Consumer Privacy Act, EU GDPR, and HIPAA, among others. He has expertise counseling clients on emerging artificial intelligence, digital health, healthcare fraud and abuse, third-party reimbursement and FDA regulatory matters. He also has substantial experience in defending healthcare clients in False Claims Act qui tam matters and has obtained several declinations and dismissalsClose
Adam H. Greene
Davis Wright Tremaine
Mr. Greene specializes in health information privacy and security laws, using his experience as a former regulator to... | Read More
Mr. Greene specializes in health information privacy and security laws, using his experience as a former regulator to help clients understand how they can permissibly leverage their health data, bring their information security programs into compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule, and respond to potential breach incidents. Mr. Greene works with healthcare providers, health plans, cloud services providers, health IT companies, and financial institutions to navigate HIPAA and the patchwork of other federal and state health information laws. His work ranges from applying health information laws to new technologies, such as AI and machine learning, to working with organizations to analyze complex privacy and security incidents involving health data under federal and state breach notification laws. Before joining the firm, Mr. Greene worked on HIPAA and the HITECH Act at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in its Office of General Counsel and Office for Civil Rights.Close