Business Associates Now and Then: HIPAA, EHRs and the HITECH Act
Business Associates first made their appearance in the HIPAA regulations almost a decade ago. During the first few years under the HIPAA regulations business associates used PHI of a HIPAA covered entity to do work for the covered entity including claims processing, data analysis, utilization review, benefit management, and practice management. In other words, the work was in the areas of administration, payment and health care operations. This electronic data sharing was between no more than two or three entities.
The world has advanced and we now have Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Personal Health Records (PHRs), Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) and Health Information Interchanges (HIEs) that share clinical information electronically. This data sharing is among a much larger universe, among many more entities, through much different technologies.
Until the HITECH Act PHRs, RHIOs and HIEs were not business associates. Business associates now include these new forms of clinical data repositories and sharing organizations and must keep most of the HIPAA privacy and security requirements as if they are covered entities and not just through a contract, a business associate agreement with a covered entity.
This session will outline the new world of business associates in clinical information sharing.
RecordedOct 20 200948 mins
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Presented by the VR/AR Association Healthcare Committee
Review of existing Committee work & deliverables
Speakers discussing their specific work in the following order:
Dr. Brandon Birckhead MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS Cedars-Sinai
Dr. Rafael J. Grossmann MD, FACS, Surgeon/Speaker/TEDx/Exponential Med Faculty/1st GoogleGlass Surgeon
Dr. Shafi Ahmed PhD FRCS, Associate Dean , Barts and the London Medical School
Dr David Trainor Founder & Principal, Sentireal
Amy Peck, Founder/CEO at EndeavorVR
Dr. Ali Fardinpour Founder and Director, Wise Realities
John Smith, Principle Solutions Architect from ExtraHop, Darren Carr, Sr. Technology Architect, from Cerner
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Learn where your visibility gaps lie, and how closing those gaps with real-time performance monitoring will dramatically improve the quality of care and IT security that your organization provides.
Lonny Northrup, Sr. Medical Informaticist – Office of Chief Data Officer, Intermountain Healthcare
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Rick Brown, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, Eric Zuspan, MultiCare Health System & Frank Condon, Pure Storage
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They will answer questions like:
- Have they seen improvements in clinician productivity
- What have they learned in deploying Flash technology with Epic
- What has been the business impact
- How has it changed your day to day function
- What would you do differently if you had to do it all again
Rick Brown, Director of IT, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics
Eric Zuspan, Sr. System Administrator, MultiCare Health System
Frank Condon, Global Healthcare Alliances, Pure Storage
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Stephen Wu, of Counsel - Silicon Valley Law Group and Max Ball, Manager, Contact Center Product Marketing, 8x8
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•Learn why communications security is an increasing concern for healthcare organizations
•Learn what to look for in a secure unified communications system
•Learn why a business associate agreement from your communications provider is important
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Martin Rosner, Standardization Officer, Philips, David Slik, Co-Chair, SNIA Cloud Storage TWG, Alex McDonald, Chair SNIA CSI
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•Protecting health data from alteration or disclosure
•How Cloud Encrypted Objects work
•How Delegated Access Control works
•CDMI for Electronic Medical Records (EMR) applications
•Healthcare use cases for implementing securely sharing data in the cloud
Richard Izzo, Biomedical Engineer at The Jacobs Institute, Inc.
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Gary Monk, Senior Vice President - Digital, Strategy and Innovation - Havas Health / H4B Chelsea
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Tim Ringrose, CEO M3 EU; Paul Mannu, Behavioural Insights Specialist, Cello Health Insight & Paul Tunnah, CEO, Pharmaphorum
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What does this mean for pharma, is our industry keeping pace, ahead of the curve or playing catch-up – what does this mean in terms of how pharma interacts with its customers, particularly doctors – who are ever more connected digitally with their customers – patients…. What do they need?
This webinar brings together three leading industry experts – who will discuss, present practical insight and debate on the following topics:
1. Innovate or fail - the reality of engagement in a digital world
2. How is the doctor patient relationship changing in the evolving digital healthcare environment?
3. Why physicians need pharma to be more innovative in its communications.
4. The three tenets of digital: differentiation, intervention and communication
John Bennett MD, creator of www.internetmedicine.com
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Speaker bio: John Bennett MD, is an ex-ER Doctor, creator of the website www.InternetMedicine.com, and self-professed Geek, who rediscovered his passion for Medicine once computers became useful.
Pharmaceutical companies play an ever increasing role in the treatment and prevention of illnesses. Many leading Pharma companies depend on third-party organizations, like the Almac Group, to help conduct testing, research and trials to improve the overall drug development process.
Almac is a global leader in contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services, and recently deployed scriptless test automation to improve its core business application testing in support of its overall business agility goals.
This session will focus on how Almac and TurnKey Solutions partnered to successfully shorten test cycles and improve test outcomes - supporting more rapid deployment cycles for core applications and end-to-end business critical processes.
Shauna Quinn, Software Test Manager for Almac, will share recent results and 4 lessons learned in Almac’s implementation of scriptless test automation, including:
How to build a better alternative to manual testing methods, which for Almac, previously took 20 people and 12 weeks to run
How to streamline operations and shrink testing cycles from multiple weeks to only 3-4 days
How automation helped to quickly and easily validate core business systems using a comprehensive regression suite
How this intuitive software provided a solid testing strategy moving forward
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Technology can do amazing and complex things, especially in this day and age. But, sometimes modern technology can be applied to solve simple, relatable everyday challenges with fantastic results. Listen in to learn how today's cutting edge IoT & wearables technology can be deployed to drive significant business results including vast improvements in customer service, patient health care, and more. The opportunity is upon us to revolutionize service ethics across many industries in ways unavailable to us before IoT & wearables converged in these simple ways.
Hear use cases in:
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Eric Wicklund, Editor, mHealth News & Niel Levonius, RingCentral
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IT can support healthcare providers to improve outcomes with real-time, secured mobile communications
Mobile, cloud platforms can facilitate care provider and patient engagement
IT can leverage communications solutions that minimize maintenance time and costs
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Join us as we explore:
- Drivers for problem-solving, tracking KPIs, process failures and workflow management
- How technology can reduce errors and exceptions that lead to lost business and non-compliance
- Increasing visibility to optimize processes, reduce costs and deliver a superior customer experience
Skip Snow, Senior Healthcare Analyst, Forrester, Gil Vidals, CEO, VM Racks & Eric Rife, Sales Engineer Director, Nexenta
Global health crises are making headlines daily and the medical industry’s ability to respond effectively depends on rapid access to data storage for archival and analysis. Data management has always been a healthcare challenge; today’s data stores are growing exponentially, and the requirement for responsiveness is accelerating.
Join this presentation to hear from industry expert Skip Snow of Forrester Research on the big trends in healthcare data management and Eric Rife, subject matter expert from Nexenta on the compelling Software Defined Storage solutions to meet these requirements. VM Racks CEO Gil Vidals will continue the conversation by showcasing how SDS helps meet HIPAA compliance and healthcare’s unique requirements.
Attend to learn more about:
- The unique challenges of data management in healthcare, the importance of communication across the continuum of care, and why infrastructure is key
- Why storage is increasingly burdensome to healthcare organizations, how to drive down the complexity and cost of solutions, and the positive impact on response time
- How Software Defined Storage solutions help healthcare organizations get to solutions faster, with hardware that is easier to procure
- Why HIPAA compliance hosting provider VM Racks chose SDS to support delivery of rapid, reliable, cloud-based healthcare solutions to its public sector customers
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