Oct 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Online Tech is hosting a three-part series of free educational webinars titled “A to Z to Achieving HIPAA Compliance” running October 25 — November 8, 2011. This webinar series is for healthcare organizations that interact with patient information or vendors of covered entities that need guidance on becoming HIPAA compliant.
In the first webinar of the series, special guest speaker Joe Dylewski will discuss HIPAA enforcement and penalties in the event of a HIPAA violation and how to avoid a HIPAA breach using the most cost-effective methods. “Cost-Effective Protection Against HIPAA Enforcement” will be held Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 2 p.m. ET.
Dylewski, a Certified HIPAA Security Specialist (CHSS) and Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), has twenty-three years of IT professional experience with eight years spent exclusively in the healthcare industry. Serving as a former Healthcare IT Services Practice Director, Dylewski is now the current President of the ATMP (Applied Technology Methods and Practices) Group, offering HIPAA risk assessments and HIPAA compliance remediation solutions.
The second webinar of the series, “Impact of HIPAA Compliance on Business Associates — Changes to Company Policies and Day-to-Day Operations” features Online Tech’s Risk Management Officer and Security Officer, Jason Yaeger and his experience guiding a company through a HIPAA audit. Yaeger will discuss the impact of HIPAA certification on his role, company policies, and day-to-day operations for employees of a HIPAA compliant data center on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 2 p.m. ET.
For the third webinar of the series, special guest speaker Tatiana Melnik will cover legal implications of BAAs (Business Associate Agreement) when patient information is shared, processed, or stored between companies. “Sharing PHI Data? Legal Implications of BAAs & Avoiding HIPAA Pitfalls” will start at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 8, 2011.
As an attorney with the Dickinson Wright law firm, Melnik’s practice focuses on information technology, healthcare information technology, and intellectual property and privacy issues. In addition to being a member of the Michigan Bar Information Technology Law Council and Automation Alley Information Technology Committee, Melnik holds a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and a BS in Information Systems and BBA in International Business from the University of North Florida. Melnik presents at the upcoming Midwest HIMSS conference in November and at the Annual HIMSS conference in February.
To register for the free HIPAA webinar series, visit: http://www.onlinetech.com/resources/news-a-events/events/webinars/webinar-series-a-to-z-to-achieving-hipaa-compliance .