Will the Trump Administration Reduce HIPAA’s Administrative Burden?
Healthcare entities are concerned about protecting patient privacy and securing health information but are HIPAA’s compliance requirements too much for providers? The 21st Century Cures Act and President Trump’s “one- in / two- out” push on regulations has prompted the Office for Civil Rights interest in understanding, from practitioners, what parts of HIPAA Privacy or Security Rules are creating the most administrative burden. Would you say it is the Accounting of Disclosures requirement, Notice of Privacy Practices, Patient right to request restrictions, or something completely different?
Join us to hear from an industry expert on where organizations are falling short and interact with the consortium regarding how the HIPAA administrative burden could be reduced.
- Baseline HIPAA Requirements
- Review top breaches of 2017
- Discuss how the administrative burden of HIPAA might be reduced
Katherine Downing is AHIMA’s Vice President Information Governance, Informatics and Standards. She has over 20 years of healthcare experience as a consultant, Director, Privacy Officer, Project Manager, and IT System Analyst. As a Director of Patient Health Information Protection at a hospital systems’ corporate office she led the creation of the Privacy Program for over 300 hospitals, surgery centers, and physician practices including training over 1000 privacy officers. She has expertise in Electronic Health Records and has worked with numerous sites during implementations and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Ms. Downing is an established speaker on diverse healthcare topics and an active author on information governance, security, privacy and legal health records. She is also an adjunct faculty member for the University of Cincinnati.