The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule was developed to assure that individual health information is properly protected, while allowing the flow of information needed to provide and promote high quality health care. The HIPAA Security Rule requires that covered entities and business associates conduct a risk assessment to help ensure that organizations are compliant with HIPAA’s administrative, physical, and technical safeguards.
This webinar is intended for dental practice team leaders with HIPAA Security Official responsibilities in their job roles, and covers the following topics:
- Threat environment
- Risk analysis requirement
- Risk analysis process
- Importance of having an accurate and up to date risk analysis
The presenters discuss how to comply with the HIPAA Security Rule's Risk Analysis requirement using a qualitative risk analysis methodology, suggest various risk mitigation strategies, and recommend resources for further study.
Note: Although the webinar can serve as part of a covered dental practice's HIPAA training, it is not intended as a replacement for an ongoing, tailored, well-documented workforce training program.
About the presenters
Patrick Cannady is a Manager at the ADA Department of Dental Informatics, and holds a Master of Science in Health Care Informatics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security certification from the American Health Information Management Association. He is a primary contact and member resource for HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification resources. He also serves as the ADA representative to the X12 electronic transaction standards development organization and as a co-chair to Workgroup on Electronic Data Interchange Dentistry Sub Workgroup. Patrick is an acknowledged expert on Privacy and Security requirements and frequently advises state and local society leadership.
Jean P. Narcisi
Jean P. Narcisi is the Director of Dental Informatics for the ADA, and her primary responsibilities include the management and coordination of internal and external activities related to the areas of electronic data interchange (EDI); electronic health record and vocabulary standards; the use of technology in dentistry; and federal and state administrative simplification activities. She is an ADA representative to the Dental Clinical Reference Group at SNOMED International, and was appointed as an expert by the ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the ISO/Technical Committee 215 (Health Informatics).