Data Privacy, HIPAA and e-Health

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Technology is great. Until it isn't… We can help you develop procedures and protocols to protect your patients – and your organization.

Overview

Data Privacy: Health care providers and corporate clients are increasingly concerned about the potential for – and steps for addressing – a data breach.  From providing preventative counseling relating to data privacy and security, to addressing investigations and possibly litigation should a breach occur, clients can rely on us to help them manage the crisis and get client systems – and client services – back in operational order. We often assist clients with the following services:

  • Establishing policies to maintain the privacy and security of personal identifying information
  • Counseling with regard to state, federal, and international privacy and data security laws
  • Defining best practices in data management throughout the organization
  • Negotiating contracts with third parties to whom this data is entrusted
  • Assisting in identifying appropriate insurance coverage
  • Responding to government investigations
  • Handling any related litigation
  • Managing third parties with unique specialties such as IT forensics and crisis communications

HIPAA: We provide clients with practical strategies for obtaining and maintaining HIPAA compliance, addressing the host of issues at hand such as privacy, security, national provider identifier, insurance portability, and employee benefits. The spectrum of services provided related to HIPAA can be tailored for an organization’s specific needs. Most often, clients seek Greensfelder assistance with assessing current HIPAA compliance, developing policies and procedures, drafting agreements, providing staff and executive level education, and managing ongoing compliance.

e-Health: Telemedicine and other e-health strategies are rapidly becoming the norm in today’s health care environment. To meet these challenges – and opportunities – head on, we regularly counsel health care providers on the protocols and systems that need to be in place to maintain privacy and security throughout the system. We also provide advice relating to operational issues involving electronic health records and health information, health related web sites, software licensing agreements, and the delivery of services through telemedicine.

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Publications

  • "Telemedicine and the Provision of Dental Sleep Medicine"
    Dental Sleep Practice, Winter 2019
  • "Patient Rights and the Provision of Sleep Medicine"
    Chapter 27, Fundamentals of Sleep Technology, 3rd Edition, Wolters Kluwer, May 2019

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