Since your text and email messages NEVER really get deleted, HIPAA auditors can dig through every single one looking for violations. And if they find them, you can be hit with a fine for each separate violation. This is how HIPAA fines grow so massive and how the government has collected over $78 million from violations.
To make matters worse, texting and emailing HIPAA violations are not always caused by what you might think. For example, you may think you're safe as long as you don't text your patients – sorry but you're wrong. The biggest violations generally occur when your providers text or email their staff. The good news is, your practice can avoid massive HIPAA violation fines and penalties with a few simple changes to your current processes, but you must be able to identify the danger zones…
That's where national HIPAA expert, John Brewer, comes in. During his online training session he'll walk you through how to escape being slapped with HIPAA emailing and texting violations and fines. You'll be surprised by what can land you in serious trouble.
Here are just a few of the practical, step-by-step tactics you'll receive to help you protect your practice from being penalized for emailing and texting HIPAA violations:
- Choose the safest communication method: patient portal vs. email communications
- Protect yourself from HIPAA violations with one simple item added to your emails
- Identify when you can send PHI via email – or if you ever should
- Stop the worst internal text message HIPAA violators from sinking your practice
- Prevent Gmail, Yahoo! Mail or the infamous AOL from ending in catastrophe
- Improve HIPAA security for all of your messaging easier than you thought possible
- And so much more…
It doesn't matter what specialty you are, or how big or small your practice is, your texting and emailing could be ticking time bombs just waiting to cause you a HIPAA explosion. Also, you may not realize it, but it isn’t only your practice that is at risk. HIPAA can, and does, fine individual staff for their involvement in violations, meaning you could be left to pay personally, too.
Don’t wait. Sign up for this action-driven, expert-led session and get everything you need to protect your practice from HIPAA messaging violations. Register today.
Meet Your Expert: John Brewer, President, Med Tech USA, LLC
Early in the 2000's John got heavily involved with HIPAA compliance as he desired to ensure his medical IT clients were compliant with the law. As he researched he realized most people had no idea how HIPAA compliance was to coincide with their computers. Over the years he has become an expert on HIPAA compliance, and as a byproduct, Meaningful Use compliance as it deals with the Security Risk Assessment which is a requirement started by Stage 1, that essentially will never end. His company, Med Tech USA LLC, provides private practice physicians with solutions to simplify the HIPAA compliance process.
“Mr. Brewer's humor kept it light. The flow kept me interested in hearing more. The webinar stayed true to its message of text and email. Good questions at the end.”
- Molly Prince, Privacy Officer and Data Governance, UHCC, Elkton, MD
“It was good. Some things were eye opening and the Q&A was handled nicely.”
- Ana Oesterheld, HIPAA and Privacy Officer, Monmouth Family Health Center, Long Branch, NJ