(Recorded Webinar) HIPAA for Health Center Employees (LPCA)

Duration: 60 minutes
Recorded on: 05/26/2023

This webinar is sponsored by the Louisiana Primary Care Association through Health Center Controlled Network Grant funding, and is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

In order to receive a certificate of completion, participants are required to create an account with all required information and complete the course evaluation at the end of the webinar. If you have questions or concerns related to the quality or content of this webinar, please contact Randy McKinney, Healthcare Technology and Innovations Manager, at the Louisiana Primary Care Association at rmckinney@lpca.net.

As covered entities, health centers must comply with the same HIPAA Rules that apply to other health care providers including large hospitals and hospital systems; however, health centers often have limited time, personnel and resources to commit to HIPAA compliance. Recent HIPAA settlements demonstrate that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) expects all covered entities (including health centers) to comply with the HIPAA Rules regardless of their size, location or mission. Non-compliance can result in civil monetary penalties and corrective action plans that last at least two years and include substantial oversight by OCR.

This webinar introduces the key compliance requirements for health centers under the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules – from the Privacy Rule requirements for disclosing protected health information (PHI) and responding to patient requests, to the Security Rule requirements for conducting security risk analyses and limiting access to electronic PHI to investigating and reporting breaches.  

This session will cover the following: 

  • Introduction to the HIPAA Rules
    • Privacy Rule
    • Security Rule
    • Breach Notification Rule
  • HIPAA Risk Areas
    • Patient Right of Access
    • Social Media
    • Email
    • Cyberattacks
Course summary
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  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
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Dianne Pledgie

Dianne Pledgie serves as Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas, and reflect the organization’s culture. Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2. She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. Dianne is a member of the New York and Massachusetts Bars and is not licensed in Washington, DC. Her practice is limited to federal health care matters. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
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