HIPAA and Social Media War Stories for Nurses and other HealthCare Professionals


Mark worked as the assigned counsel to numerous health professions licensure boards as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Moving to private practice, he now helps private clients in a wide variety of contexts who are professionally licensed. Mark became interested in the law when he graduated with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Philosophy from Emory University in Atlanta. He then earned a Juries Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. In 1995, Mark became an Assistant Attorney General and focused in the area of administrative and professi........

Overview

This new webinar goes over the specific pitfalls of HIPAA violations and confidentiality breaches by nurses in the health professions. This webinar gathers and summarizes nursing guidelines and rules from recognized national nursing organizations as well as state boards of nursing.

This webinar focus on the ways nurses and other health care professionals violate HIPAA confidentiality via social media. Taking real-life disciplinary actions from state boards of nursing and other licensure boards, this informative webinar examines actual cases from those state licensure boards. Disciplinary actions against nurses will be covered from actual, contested cases.

Standards and guidelines from national organizations will be reviewed - all with the goal of preventative action so as to help nurses and other health care professionals stay out of trouble.

Finally, while state licensure board disciplinary action is one consequence of a privacy breach, employment policies provide the underlying basis for firing a nurse or health care practitioner. Examples of core rules for employment policies and "dos and don'ts" in an employment setting will cover this topic.

Ten minutes will be reserved for Q and A at the end of the webinar, and e-mail questions may be submitted to the presenter.

Why should you attend this webinar?

You should attend this webinar to cover the following benefits and applications of this material:

  • Detailed speaker information to integrate education, training, and experience with detailed course objectives and disclaimers;
  • Overview of core privacy requirements of HIPAA, the basics of which should be well-known and practiced by all health care practitioners. Then, the subject moves to the social media activities of health care practitioners-with a specific focus on the practice of nursing, which can include their own social media or the social media of others, such as a hospital or health care facility's official social media.
  • Brief summary of those basic HIPAA privacy protections then goes into detail on the many ways a health care provider may run afoul of the privacy exceptions via the use of social media. While not every kind of social media can be covered, the basic principles that words and photographs on any publicly accessible internet forum constitutes a social media danger subject to a breach.
  • Recognized national organizations h guidelines specifically for nurses on the dos and don'ts of social media.
  • Actual disciplinary actions from state licensure boards will be reviewed. These are found in real life, actual, contested cases from state boards of nursing, which regulate the practice of nursing in any given jurisdiction.
  • Examples of state laws that apply to licensed health care professionals that mandate confidentiality and will further examine how health care professionals' licenses can be suspended or revoked for privacy violations in the course of using social media. Finally, take a look at how employment rules of the health care facility may impact the use of social media by the health care practitioner and are especially focused on the practice of nursing.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Based upon the content of this program, you will be able effectively know these learning objectives:

  • The basics of HIPAA privacy requirements;
  • Guidelines from state boards of nursing on nursing and the use of social media;
  • Guidelines from national nursing organizations on nursing and the use of social media;
  • Perils of confidentiality breaches in a digital age;
  • How social media violations may occur by health care practitioners;
  • State disciplinary actions against nurses for HIPAA violations, and;
  • Core rules for employment policies.

Who can Benefit:

  • Health care practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Attorneys
Industry: 
  • Health care and medical records 
  • Offices and companies.
Role/Designation:
  • Individual health care practitioners
  • Health care attorneys
  • Corporate counsel in health care
  • Corporate compliance officers
  • University faculty in health care



Webinar Id: HIPMRB006

Training Options:

Duration: 60 mins

 03/25/2020

 10:00 AM PT | 01:00 PM ET

 Single Attendee: [Only for one participant]

$179 (Live)                    $275 (Live + Recorded)

 Multiple Attendee: [For a group of 2-5 participants]

$368 (Live)                    $649 (Live + Recorded)

 Corporate Attendee: [For a group of 6-10 Participants]

$736 (Live)                    $1067 (Live + Recorded)

 Recorded: [Six month unlimited access]

$231 (Single Attendee) $699 (Unlimited Attendee)

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