Webinar Duration: 60 minutes

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SPEAKER: Drew Williamsen

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, otherwise known as HIPAA, has requirements for Healthcare Covered Entities to conduct a Breach investigation when a patient’s record has been compromised. In order to meet the requirements of the Federal Government, each organization has to conduct a Breach Investigation. Sometimes, there is grey area as to whether or not a situation is or is not a breach, but the law is very clear.

In January of 2013, the Government released the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule which changed the definition of a Breach, and some of the definitions and requirements for Health Care Covered Entities. Every breach, regardless of how many individuals records have been affected, has to be reported to the Federal Government at some point in time. Depending on the circumstances, the Government may wish to conduct their own investigation of a breach. In order to ensure your organization has and is doing all it can to fix the situation, there are certain things you should be doing to help ensure the best possible outcome. This webinar will identify what an organization must do to lessen the already negative breach event.

Why should you Attend: In this webinar, we will discuss the absolute essentials to performing a quality breach investigation. Ideally, your organization will never have a breach, but realistically speaking, a breach can occur anytime, anyplace to any organization, regardless of how much money you spend on your security. Some of your biggest threats are already within your organization.

Areas Covered in the Session:
– Identifying a Breach
– Investigating a Breach
– Mitigating a Breach
– Documenting a Breach
– Breach Notifications
– Training
– Follow-up, and create monitoring/auditing plan

Who Will Benefit:
– Privacy Analyst; Privacy Officer; Compliance Analyst; Compliance Officer
– Information Security Officer; Chief Compliance Officer;
– Chief Executive Officer; Chief Operating Officer
– Director of Health Information Management
– Director of Quality; Safety Officer

Drew Williamsen serves as the Privacy Officer & Compliance Investigator for University Health, a non-profit organization, with its primary location in Shreveport, Louisiana. University Health is the hospital and clinical partner to LSU Health Shreveport medical school. In this role, Mr. Williamsen oversees the privacy program at two hospitals and numerous associated clinics in Northern Louisiana. Working in the Compliance Department, Mr. Williamsen, along with Privacy, is also involved in in activities related to Fraud & Abuse, Stark, False Claims, Anti-Kickback, EMTALA, Provider Based Billing Rules, Research, and everything else related to compliance.

Mr. Williamsen has over 10 years of experience in various roles in the healthcare industry, from billing and collections, software, medical informatics and compliance. Most of which has been through working for Academic Medical Centers.

Mr. Williamsen has a Master’s of Healthcare Administration from Oklahoma State University, a Master’s Certificate of Healthcare Corporate Compliance from The George Washington University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from The University of Utah. He is also Certified in Healthcare Compliance from the Healthcare Corporate Compliance Association (HCCA).