Safeguarding Healthcare: Behind the HIPAA Headlines

October 26, 2023

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Digital technologies are transforming the ways health centers deliver healthcare to their communities. With the exponential growth of telemedicine, electronic health records (EHRs), interconnected devices and cloud-based platforms, the need for health centers to have robust cybersecurity systems in place has never been more critical. Understanding risks and establishing effective cybersecurity programs not only will help health centers protect patient safety and privacy, but will also mitigate negative impacts on organizations' clinical, financial and reputational outcomes.

FTLF invites you to join us for this webinar as part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month activities. During the training, attendees will learn about the latest developments in cybersecurity issues affecting health centers, including HIPAA headlines, proposed changes, cyber incident reporting and others. The presenters will also discuss best practices for compliance and risk management and review available resources. 

Please note: This webinar is offered as a complimentary product to all Health Center Compliance Premium Plan Subscribers. For more information on our Premium Plan, click here or Contact Us.

Target Audience

  • Compliance Officers/Risk Managers
  • HIPAA Privacy Officers
  • HIPAA Security Officers
  • Human Resources Directors/Managers
  • Operations Staff
  • Emergency Managers
  • Health Center Directors
  • Administrative and/or office staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the latest industry developments related to cybersecurity, information security and privacy through the lens of overall health center compliance.
  • Identify standard frameworks to establish a strong cybersecurity foundation within a health center, e.g., the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standard and the Department of Health and Human Services 405(d) Program.
  • Recommend available resources to foster organizational cybersecurity-aware culture and promote employee education.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/26/2023 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
10/26/2023 - 2:00pm EDT

Alexander Lipovtsev

Alex Lipovtsev serves as Manager of Compliance and Risk Management Services with the firm's health care practice group. He assists in developing, implementing, and managing the firm's compliance and risk management training and technical assistance services. A former Senior Director of Emergency Management at the Community Health Care Association of New York State, he is also a licensed clinical social worker. [Full Bio]

Dianne Pledgie

Dianne Pledgie serves as Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health care 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]

Participants can earn up to 1.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 3 of the 5 polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within two (2) weeks.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Compliance officers/risk managers, HIPPA privacy officers, HIPPA security officers, human resources directors/managers, operations staff, emergency managers, health center directors, administrative and/or office staff
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to three (3) out of five (5) polling questions.

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website (formerly

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance


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