Presentation Objectives:

Attendees will leave the course understanding;
  • ONC Information Blocking Part 171 and CMS Interoperability and Patient Access rules as they apply to Providers, Payers, HIEs and HINs, also other related rule information.
  • The latest HIPAA privacy and security rules and guidance issued by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and increasingly the encroaching Office of the National Coordinator of Healthcare IT (ONC) 21st Century Cures Act rules.
    • McLendon will create a uniquely tailored slide deck for the audience shortly before the presentation so that all of the most up-to-date information on the wide scope of industry privacy topics can be disseminated to the audience.
  • Best practices that are being used to operationally manage privacy and security compliance in light of recent changes.
    • The looming opening of patient information to APIs and interoperability.
    • Operations for OIG-based complaints.
    • Patient education on privacy and security for Mobile Health Apps.
  • Recent examples of privacy, security and breach and 21st Century Cures Act ONC/OIG complaints, hot cases, used to illustrate enforcement focus.


Presentation Outline:

  • Recap of the recent OCR guidance and their important topics and areas of focus
  • ONC 21st Century Cures Act Information Blocking and CMS Interoperability and Patient Access rules
  • Enforcement
  • Details about Implementation of the new rules


Benefits to the Audience:

  • The session will provide an update on the most recent developments in the regulatory and best practice areas within privacy and security compliance which can result in a lowering of liability for audience members’ organizations as they implement the practices illustrated by Mr. McLendon’s presentation.
  • McLendon understands and does well explaining the interaction of both privacy and security regulations with each other, within covered entities as well as business associates and discusses HIPAA and non-HIPAA requirements and practices for these areas.
  • Information learned from Mr. McLendon’s presentation is augmented by in-depth PowerPoint slides which convey the information in a dense but easily understood format.
  • Real-world examples are used as often as possible to keep the content relevant.

Alexander Lucas