HIPAA Compliance During COVID-19: OCR Guidance and Best Practices

Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Webinar ID IQW20G0756

  • Overview of HIPAA Privacy & HITECH
  • Limited HIPAA Waivers
  • First Responders and Public Health Guidance
  • COVID-19 Treatment
  • Telehealth
  • Patient Rights
  • Release of Information (ROI)
  • Policies, Procedures, and Consents
  • Provide tools and resources

Overview of the webinar

During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) provided guidance that helps explain privacy rights laws as well as how the HIPAA Privacy Rule allows patient information to be shared in the pandemic of COVID-19 and to assist patients in receiving the care they need.

Who should attend?

  • Medical Doctors and Clinicians
  • Privacy Officer
  • Interim Privacy Officers
  • HIM Director/Managers
  • Compliance Officer/ Managers
  • Privacy and Risk Managers
  • HIPAA Leadership
  • Release of Information Specialists

Why should you attend?

The HIPAA Compliance During COVID-19 webinar will guide you towards compliance and provide you with an overview of the HIPAA expectations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar aims to help you understand the HIPAA modifications, waivers, and limits to sharing patient’s protected health information (PHI). This webinar will discuss HIPAA's basic structure and requirements, and how health care providers should navigate those issues through best practices and case scenarios. You should learn how to take advantage of the revisions made to HIPAA and remain complaint during this pandemic while continuing to provide safe, efficient and effective health care.


Faculty - Mr.Jonathan P. Tomes

Jonathan P. Tomes is a national HIPAA compliance consultant and attorney admitted in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma who practices in Kansas City, Kansas, and the greater Kansas City area. After he had retired from the U.S. Army as a JAGC officer, having been a military judge (which taught him how to read and interpret government regulations) and having spent several years as a military intelligence officer (which taught him about gathering and using information), he taught law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law before he opened his own private law practice. Mr. Tomes is President of EMR Legal, a national HIPAA compliance consulting firm. EMR Legal has consulted and trained over 1,000 HIPAA clients since 1998, ranging from Federal, State and County governments to large hospitals to small practices. Jon is currently working on an online HIPAA training video and an online HIPAA risk assessment.

10-22-2020 - HIPAA Compliance During COVID-19.pdf


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