Telemedicine: Practical Guide on Protecting Electronic Health Records
While telemedicine offers a number of significant opportunities to improve patient care, including remote consultations, cost-effective care delivery, and more accurate diagnoses, it is not without drawbacks. Utmost area of concern is the increased risk posed to sensitive electronic health records. Further, telemedicine service arrangements must still be critiqued from a fraud and abuse perspective as they will often involve referral sources and they can raise questions as to who is the properly enrolled provider from a Medicare perspective. A confidential doctor-patient conversation or a medical information transfer from a doctor to an off-site specialist, can easily be exposed to third-party breach.
The continuous proliferation of telemedicine indicates the growing need for health care systems’ risk managers to critically monitor data security issues as well as referral source arrangements. They should be aware of the nature of these technologies and how they’re going to deal with them.
In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by the Knowledge Group will help the healthcare industry understand this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the various regulatory compliance issues raised in the context of telemedicine. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing an effective data security policy.
Key topics include:
- Telemedicine – An Overview
- Privacy and Security Risks for Electronic Health Records
- Risk Mitigation Strategies
- Best Data Security Policy Practices
- Regulatory Issues
Michael A. Cassidy, Attorney
Tucker Arensberg, P.C.
- Telemedicine Overview
- Telemedicine, telehealth, ehealth
- Asynchronous/store and forward
- Mobile monitoring
- Expanding scope
- Delivery Model
- Technical platform
- Self pay
- Legal Issue
- State licensing
- Provider credentialing
- Fee splitting and Anti-Kickback
- Corporate practice of medicine
- Clinical standard of care
- Privacy and security
Kristin A. Biedinger, Attorney
Tucker Arensberg, P.C.
2. Best Data Security Policies Practices
- Data Security
- Control access
- Require secure passwords and authentication
- Make sure service providers implement reasonable security measures
- Secure paper, physical media and devices
- Data Security Practices for Software
- Review contracts (SaaS)
- Where is data stored and how is it protected
- Effects of termination
- Warranties, indemnifications and liabilities
- Mobile Applications
- Patient data (ownership/use)
- Security risks
Emily H. Wein, Principal
Dayna C. Nicholson, Attorney
Pepper Hamilton LLP
- Telemedicine On The Move
- Fraud and Abuse Basics
- Anti-Kickback Law
- Anti-Kickback: Exceptions and Safe Harbors
- Anti-Kickback: Statutory Exceptions
- Anti-Kickback: Regulatory Safe Harbors
- Advisory Opinions
- Advisory Opinion 11-12
- The Stark Law
- Stark Law Exceptions
- Anti-Kickback: Exceptions and Safe Harbors
- HIPAA – A Few Basics
- HIPAA – Down the Chain
- HIPAA – PHI
- HIPAA Rules
- HIPAA – Business Associate Agreements
- Telemedicine In the Retail Setting
- Telemedicine In the Urgent Care – Contracting with a Telemedicine Entity
- Additional Fraud and Abuse Considerations
- Additional HIPAA Considerations
- Breach Notification
- Business Associate Relationships
- Terminating a Business Associate Relationship
Who Should Attend:
- Healthcare Services Professionals
- Electronic Health Records Managers
- Healthcare Attorneys
- Compliance and Risk Professionals
- Healthcare Privacy & Security Specialists
- Other Interested Professionals
Mike is the publisher of the Med Law Blog (www.medlawblog.com), the firm’s health law blog, and has been certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).
Mike concentrates his practice in Health Law, chairs the firm’s Business and Finance Department, and is a member of the Health Law Practice Group and the Employee Benefits Practice Group, and currently co-chairs the AHLA National Practitioner Data Bank Work Group. Mike has written and presented nationally on telehealth issues.
Education and Background: Mike earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.
Mike is the publisher of the Med Law Blog (www.medlawblog.com), the firm’s health law blog, and has been certified in …
Kristin’s practice includes all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. In addition to traditional intellectual property matters, Kristin regularly counsels clients on legal issues in emerging technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT), data security and protecting confidential information in cloud-based IT environments.
Kristin’s practice includes all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. In addition to traditional intellectual …
Emily H. Wein advises health care clients throughout the industry on a wide spectrum of regulatory matters, including fraud and abuse (Stark and federal anti-kickback law), Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, HIPAA privacy issues, telehealth and ACO and other CMS integrated and bundled payment regulatory matters. Emily was previously Associate Counsel at a large interdisciplinary health system comprised of twelve hospitals and other providers. During her tenure there, she worked closely with executive leadership as a primary source for guidance with respect to health care regulatory matters.
Emily H. Wein advises health care clients throughout the industry on a wide spectrum of regulatory matters, including fraud and …
Dayna concentrates her practice on health-care related matters; her clients include hospitals, medical staffs, other healthcare providers, telemedicine entities, and technology companies. She is a member of her firm’s Privacy, Security and Data Protection; Health Care Services, and Corporate and Securities practice groups. Dayna regularly assists clients in establishing HIPAA-compliant business processes, developing data privacy and security policies and business associate agreements, and performing risk assessments and breach notifications. She also advises clients on provider licensing, peer review and credentialing, corporate and medical staff governance, regulatory investigations and administrative appeals, certification & accreditation, and contracting.
Dayna concentrates her practice on health-care related matters; her clients include hospitals, medical staffs, other healthcare providers, telemedicine entities, and …
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About Tucker Arensberg, P.C.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Tucker Arensberg is a full service law firm with over 85 lawyers in our Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, PA and New York, NY offices. Our clients are local, regional and national in scope. They include private and public companies in varied industries, including financial institutions; energy; manufacturing; health care; construction; real estate; higher education; government and non-profit organizations. We also provide estate and trust services for individuals.
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