Major New Changes in Omnibus Privacy Rule Breach Determination
Recorded on April 8, 2013
The new Omnibus Privacy HIPAA rules marks the advent of dramatic changes to the methodology surrounding the determination of whether a HIPAA Violation is also a breach of unsecured PHI. All Covered Entities and Business Associates must adjust their procedures and update their compliance plans to implement these changes by September 23, 2013. Be sure to tune into this session to learn details of breach compliance under both the interim and final rules from leading industry experts.
Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, SSGB
Ms. Bowen is a distinguished professional with 20+ years of experience in the health information management industry. She serves as the Sr. Vice President of HIM and Privacy Officer of HealthPort where she is responsible for acting as an internal customer advocate. Most recently, Ms. Bowen served as the Enterprise Director of HIM Services for Erlanger Health System for 13 years, where she received commendation from the hospital county authority for outstanding leadership. Ms. Bowen is the recipient of Mentor FORE Triumph Award and Distinguished Member of AHIMA’s Quality Management Section. She has served as the AHIMA President and Board Chair in 2010, a member of AHIMA’s Board of Directors (2006-2011), the Council on Certification (2003-2005) and various task groups including CHP exam and AHIMA’s liaison to HIMSS for the CHS exam construction (2002).
Ms. Bowen is an established speaker on diverse HIM topics and an active author on privacy and legal health records. She served on the CCHIT security and reliability workgroup and as Chair of Regional Committees East-Tennessee HIMSS and co-chair of Tennessee’s e-HIM group. She is an adjunct faculty member of the Chattanooga State HIM program and UT Memphis HIM Master’s program. She also serves on the advisory board for Care Communications based in Chicago, Illinois.
Jan McDavid, Esq.
Jan has served HealthPort since 1998, handling litigation, contracts, and all corporate legal duties. She currently serves as Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel for the company. Jan was a part of finalizing HIPAA during 2000-2003, and in driving the PRO/QIO rate increase in 2003.Jan is a frequent speaker on release of information, HIPAA, HITECH, and the state law environment, including appearances for national and state branches of AHIMA. Jan is also a nationally recognized author and distributes a monthly HIPAA blog on HealthPort’s company website.
Kelly McLendon, RHIA, CHPS
Kelly is a Founder of CompliancePro Solutions which has developed a state-of-the-art privacy product called PrivacyPro™. He routinely works with well-known health care providers in privacy and security Compliance along with serving on the AHIMA Privacy and Security Practice Council. Kelly and his partner have brought to market an innovative privacy information management product along with many compliance templates and educational tools.
Kelly is considered an innovator and is well known for his contributions to the migration of HIM into the electronic environment. He is a well-known speaker and author, he has published a book for AHIMA entitled ‘The Legal Health Record; Regulations, Policies and Guidelines’ and has been recognized with numerous awards including the 2003 AHIMA Visionary Award and the 2008 FHIMA Distinguished Member as well as numerous literary awards.
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