Jeff Dunifon is an associate attorney in Baker & McKenzie's technology and communications practice, focusing on information privacy and security. His practice is focused on helping organizations assess their privacy and security needs and developing the contractual terms, policies, and other legal solutions required to address them. Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie, Jeff worked for three years in the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, investigating alleged HIPAA violations and conducting agency outreach.
More and more, patients expect to be able to use their tablets and smart phones to access their health care treatment and payment information. To meet this demand, health care organizations have rushed to meet this demand, creating a range of applications to assist with patient scheduling, payment for treatment, and sharing of medical records.
Yet, this increased integration has come with questions about the applicability of the privacy and security standards of HIPAA. To address these concerns, the HHS Office for Civil Rights - the office which enforces HIPAA - developed an online campaign to solicit questions regarding HIPAA requirements and the development of mobile technologies.
This presentation will review a sampling of these questions and provide practical guidance on how health care organizations can address the unique challenges posed by the offering of mHealth platforms and services.
Three key takeaways:
- Gain awareness of the types of product and service offerings likely to trigger HIPAA requirements.
- Learn to address some key challenges posed during the HHS-OCR online questions campaign.
- Receive baseline guidance that can be used to guide the development and offering of mHealth solutions (e.g. considering BAA terms).
In this session, our panel of healthcare attorneys will provide practical advice and insight on key healthcare privacy and security topics. Whether you’ve got a question on cyber security insurance, BAAs, HIPAA audits, or any other topic, this session is designed to deliver the sound guidance you need. So bring your questions, step to the microphone, and ask away!