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THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR 7 HOURS CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS FOR USE IN FULFILLING THE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE AMERICAN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (AHIMA).

 

* Agenda subject to change

March 6, 2024

8:00 am – 8:45 am | Wilderness Foyer
Registration (Continental Breakfast Provided)

8:45 am – 9:00 am | Wilderness Ballroom
Welcome and Introductions

9:00 am – 9:50 am
Vendor Incidents: A Real-Life Case Study
Amy Derlink, RHIA, CHA, CHPS

With health cybersecurity on the rise and cyber liability insurance policy premiums doubling, it’s not a matter of if, but when, a hospital will undergo an infrastructure attack. However, there’s also not a “one size fits all” approach, and this certainly wasn’t the case when a large vendor’s data breach in 2021 had an impact on a healthcare network based in the Northeast.

Amy Derlink, Director of Compliance and Privacy at Datavant will discuss how to investigate, report, and provide Customer notifications and the regulatory inquiry by the OCR.  This session will assist you in knowing the difference between checkbox compliance and actual compliance.

Objectives:

  • Vendor Incident Case Study: 
    • 2021 Phishing Incident
    • What Does Incident Response Look Like on the Vendor side?
  • Lessons Learned & Best Practices
  • Tips for Covered Entities

1.0 – Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy, and Security

9:50 am – 10:00 am
Networking Break

10:00 am – 10:50 am
HIPAA 101
Wil Limp, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA

1.0 – Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy, and Security

11:00 am – 11:50 am
Change Management: Leading Change Successfully
Colleen Goethals, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA

Change management is never easy and it’s more difficult now than ever. Great leaders know how to lead their teams because they, too, are going through significant changes. How you embrace that change, and feel about the change affects how you lead your team to be successful despite what’s going on. This presentation will share the leadership qualities and how to apply them to lead your team through change successfully.

1.0 – Organizational Management and Leadership

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch and Networking (Lunch Provided)

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Payer/Provider Interoperability and Using API to Exchange PHI
Wil Limp, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA

According to KLAS Research, “Innovative partnerships between payers, healthcare organizations, and HIT vendors have the potential to revolutionize healthcare processes and outcomes.”  This session will look at some successful collaborations as well as address lingering concerns providers may still have with sharing PHI with payers that do not violate HIPAA and other regulatory considerations.

Session Objectives:

  • Introduction to payer-provider interoperability
  • Understanding of potential issues and opportunities
  • A look at current and future payer-provider interoperability platforms including, vendors, WISHIN and TEFCA
  • Review of use cases and lessons learned based on KLAS Points of Light

1.0 – Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security

1:50 pm – 2:00 pm
Networking Break
Partial Sponsorship – Moxe

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Smart Interoperability: How to Balance Control and Connectivity
Mike Arce

This session will discuss how health systems can prepare for the future. Making sense of TEFCA and other evolving regulations, mandates, and compliance initiatives is challenging.   Mike Arce is an industry expert and patient privacy advocate who will break down the alphabet soup, explain what these regulations mean, and how health systems can balance maintaining patient privacy and embracing connectivity.

Session Objectives:

  • Defining regulations: what they are, why they matter when they hit, and how to prepare for them.
  • Outlining considerations: what health systems should be looking for in vendors and internally to prepare for the future.
  • Breaking down next steps: share the top 3 to 5 tips to help health systems position for success.

Beginner Level, Intermediate Level, Expert Level

1.0 – Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security

2:50 pm – 3:00 pm
Networking Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Release of Information Panel Discussion
Facilitated by Colleen Goethals, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA

Join this panel session to learn more about information protection: access, disclosure, archival, privacy, and security.

Session Objectives:

  • Provide an overview and resources to address hot topics related to the release of health information.
  • Share practices for managing and responding to topics related to the release of health information.

1.0 – Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security

4:00 pm
Adjourn

On-Demand

Update on Reproductive Laws and the Repeal of ROE vs. Wade
Ashleigh Giovannini, JD, LLM, CIPP/US

Ashleigh will discuss recent and anticipated legal and regulatory changes that may impact the retention and release of health information for patients receiving reproductive health care services.

Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of current legal and regulatory standards for the release of reproductive health information.
  • Discuss anticipated changes, updates, and additions to legal and regulatory obligations with respect to reproductive health information in 2024.
  • Briefly explore how the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling regarding frozen embryos may further affect the retention and release of health information across the United States.

1.0 – Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy, and Security

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