Fremont, California (PressExposure) November 23, 2012 -- The wonderful thing about this technology's use to the healthcare industry is that it enables a hell of a lot of vital patient and other medical information on one's handheld device. You don't have to go all the way to the medical center to get important information. For instance, you no longer need to visit your hospital to see what your last ECG reading showed about your heart. You can get it right at your fingertips, on your handheld device, what with countless apps flooding the market and providing one important use or another.
Regulatory compliance requirements need to be met
When this is the scale of the miracle we are talking about; shouldn't handheld devices be greeted as the next wave of the healthcare industry? They should be, but there are restrictions. Obviously, no information is free of safety concerns. What would happen if someone whacked the vital health information, in just the same way by which smart crooks hack into our online bank account and transaction details?
This is where the need for compliance for these handheld devices arises. Regulatory authorities have a slew of regulations for this industry. The main aim of these regulations is to ensure that they are used safely and effectively. This set of regulations extends to laptops as well, since they too qualify for portable devices.
MentorHealth, a leading provider of continuous professional education for the healthcare industry, will organize a webinar on compliance issues for handheld devices. The topic of this session, which will be on December 6, is "Laptops, Portable Devices and Breaches: Avoiding Compliance Issues by Evaluating and Mitigating Risks".
The speaker, Jim Sheldon Dean is the founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC, a Vermont-based consulting firm founded in 1982, providing information privacy and security regulatory compliance services to a variety of health care providers, businesses, universities, small and large hospitals, urban and rural mental health and social service agencies, health insurance plans, and health care business associates.
This session will help participants:
* Find out the ways the patients want to use their mobile technology to communicate with providers, and the ways providers want to use their mobile technology to enable better patient care
* Identify the risks of using mobile technology; explore what can go wrong, and what can result when it does
* Find out about HIPAA requirements for access and patient preferences, as well as the requirements to protect PHI
* Learn how to use an information security management process to evaluate risks and make decisions about how best to protect PHI and meet patient needs and desires
* Find out what policies and procedures you should have in place for dealing with mobile devices and any new technology
* Learn about the training and education that must take place to ensure your staff uses mobile devices properly and does not risk exposure of PHI
* Find out the steps that must be followed in the event of a breach of PHI
* Learn about how the HIPAA audit and enforcement activities are now being increased and what you need to do to survive a HIPAA audit.
When: December 6, 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST
By whom: Jim Sheldon-Dean, founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC, will conduct the webinar. Sheldon-Dean provides a vast array of consulting services that benefit healthcare firms situated across the nation. He serves on the HIMSS Information Systems Security Workgroup, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Privacy and Security Workgroup, and co-chairs the WEDI HIPAA Updates sub-workgroup.
The webinar will benefit
o Compliance director
o Privacy Officer
o Security Officer
o Information Systems Manager
o HIPAA Officer
o Chief Information Officer
o Health Information Manager
o Healthcare Counsel/lawyer
o Office Manager
Duration: 90 minutes
To enroll for this webinar, contact email@example.com