4-Part HIPAA Series Bundle
Part 1: The HIPAA Privacy Rule – Overview and Individual Rights
This session will provide an overview of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and an overview of who is covered by HIPAA. We will discuss the key provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, with an in-depth discussion of an individual’s right to access their medical record.
-Who is Covered by HIPAA (Covered Entities and Business Associates
-What is and isn’t PHI
-Permitted Uses and Disclosures
-Minimum Necessary Standard
-Sale of PHI
-Administrative Requirements (Designate a Privacy Officer, Designate Person/Office to Receive Complaints, Provide Training, Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures)
-Individual Rights (Notice of Privacy Practices, Access, Amendment, Accounting, Alternative Communications, Request Restriction, Complaints to the Covered Entity and OCR)
Part 2: Overview of the HIPAA Security Rule
This session will provide an overview of the HIPAA Security Rule. We will discuss the type of information that is covered by the rule; the standards and implementation specifications outlined in the rule; as well as necessary administrative, physical and technical safeguards. Participants will also receive links to helpful Security Rule resources
-What is Covered
-Standards and Implementation Specifications
-Physical and Technical Safeguards
-Security Rule Resources
Part 3: Overview of the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule
This session will provide an overview of the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule. We will discuss the definition of a breach; when a breach needs to be reported; and what happens when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights receives a breach report.
Breach Notification Rule
-Definition of Breach
-Notification to the Individual, Media, and HHS
-What Happens when HHS/OCR receives a Breach Report
Part 4: Overview of HIPAA Enforcement
This session will provide an overview of HIPAA enforcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights. We will discuss current compliance trends as well as recent enforcement actions.
- Compliance Trends/Challenges
- Complaint Process/Enforcement Process
- Recent Enforcement Actions and General Enforcement Highlights
- Compliance Challenges
(There are no CE credits for these webinars.)
Rachel Lips, J.D.
Rachel Lips has been an Investigator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Rocky Mountain Region, since November 2016. Rachel received a Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law and is admitted to practice law in the state of North Dakota. She also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Studies from the University of North Dakota. Rachel lives in Parker, Colorado with her husband, Kellen, and their dog, Chloe. They enjoy traveling and spending time with their family and friends.
Hyla Schreurs, J.D.
Meghana Shah, J.D.
Meghana Shah, J.D., is an experienced Investigator at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights. She conducts complaint investigations, compliance reviews, and outreach; and provides expert technical assistance on HIPAA and Federal civil rights laws which prohibit discrimination in the delivery of healthcare and human services.
Amy initially joined OCR as a contractor on March 31, 2015, and was transitioned to a full-time Federal government Investigator position on May 26, 2020. She was admitted to the practice of law in Colorado after becoming a 1996 graduate of the University of Wyoming College of Law. In addition to working as a corporate counsel and privacy officer for Coram, a national healthcare provider for nearly five years, Amy also has experience working in law enforcement, the military and as a prosecutor. While working as a Denver Police Officer, Amy was awarded the medal of valor. As an undergraduate, Amy attended Adams State College and graduated with honors. In her free time, Amy enjoys outdoor activities, such as running and hiking with family members and friends.
Emily Prehm, J.D.
Susanne Holloway is an Equal Opportunity Specialist for the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights. Susanne joined the Rocky Mountain Region as an Investigator in May 2019 after previously working for OCR in 2015 as a law student intern/extern. Susanne has a Juris Doctor with an American Indian Law Certificate from the University of Colorado Law School; a Master of Arts (Public Theology) from United Theological College; a Master of International Studies from the University of Sydney; and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Graceland University. Susanne has experience in health law, civil rights law, civil litigation, international law, Indian law, and Indigenous peoples rights. Prior to attending law school, Susanne worked in various roles for several nonprofit organizations in Australia, Colorado, and Massachusetts. Susanne lives in Boulder with her husband and two children.