HIPAA and Cell Phone Liability – How Cell Phones Cost a HIPAA Business Associate $650,000


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Speaker

Mark R Brengelman

Industry

Healthcare

Speciality

HIPAA and Compliance

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All Days

Duration

60 Minutes

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Description

HIPAA violations for improper cell phone use – a business associate’s $650,000 sanction and how you can prevent this

HIPAA and Mobile Device Liability webinar examines a landmark settlement of $650,000 levied against a business associate entity of a nursing home system for improper HIPAA security violations involving an everyday device we all rely on and keep in our pockets – a cell phone.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services investigate a security breach involving multiple nursing homes and hundreds of itemized violations of the HIPAA security rule. Ultimately, this civil settlement was reached to resolve the matter.

How does the security rule apply to the use of cell phones by health care providers? How could violations result in a whopping $650,000 administrative fine?

Find out how this extraordinary administrative fine was not the end of the matter but was the start of a compliance period designed to rectify these violations. HIPAA and Mobile Device Liability is an intermediate webinar.

Areas Covered

The areas covered in this session include these learning objectives:

  • Basics of HIPAA privacy and security as to mobile device
  • Duties of business associates under HIPAA rules
  • A detailed analysis of the case of the $650,000 fine issued against a business associate involving HIPAA violations for the improper misuse of mobile devices
  • How HIPAA violations can total $650,00
  • Best practices for mobile device use in a health care setting – can you “bring your device?
  • Basic tips and techniques to defend yourself from liability.

Background

  • HIPAA privacy and security in a health care setting
  • Duties and obligations of business associates under HIPAA
  • The use of mobile devices and “bring your own” devices in a health care setting

Why Should You Attend

HIPAA and Mobile Device Liability webinar examines the business associate of a health care entity and its improper abuse of cell phones revealing confidential patient-protected health information.

A record $650,000 sanction was issued for the HIPAA violations. Erase the fear, uncertainty, and doubt about how to keep the use of cell phones secure and safe in a health care setting – when a Business Associate is also covered under HIPAA.

Who Should Attend

  • HIPAA privacy officers
  • Medical records workers
  • Health care attorneys
Mark R Brengelman
Mark R Brengelman

(Attorney at Law, PLLC)

Mark R. Brengelman became interested in law when he graduated with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philosophy from Emory University in Atlanta.  He earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law.  Mark became an Assistant Attorney General in Kentucky in the area of administrative and professional law as the assigned counsel and prosecuting attorney to numerous health professions licensure boards. 

He retired from the state government, became certified as a hearing officer, and opened his own law practice, including work as a legislative agent (lobbyist).

As a frequent participant in continuing education, Mark has been a presenter for over fifty national and state organizations and private companies as the:

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Office of the Attorney General
  • National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute, and
  • Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards (FARB).

This also includes FARB’s member clients as the:

  • Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
  • Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
  • National Council of State Boards of Nursing
  • National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials
  • National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies, and;
  • American Association of Veterinary State Boards.

Mark was the founding presenter for “Navigating Ethics and Law for Mental Health Professionals,” approved by five Kentucky licensure boards.  He also founded “The Kentucky Code of Ethical Conduct:  Ethical Practice; Risk Management, and; the Code of Ethical Conduct” as an approved, state-mandated continuing education for social workers offered as a video-on-demand.

Mark has now worked for all three branches of state government has worked since June 2018 as the Enforcement Counsel for the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission, an independent regulatory body that oversees 138 elected state legislators and nearly 800 registered lobbyists.  Continuing as an ethics attorney, Mark is also the contract counsel for the Ethics Commission of the Louisville Metro Government, a city and county merged government, the largest city in Kentucky, and the 45th largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States.

Mark focuses on representing health care practitioners before licensure boards and in other professional regulatory matters and representing children as Guardian ad Litem and parents as Court Appointed Counsel in confidential child dependency, neglect, and abuse proceedings and termination of parental rights and adoption proceedings in family court.