Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Confidentiality and Privacy of Medical Information Seminar

I will again be speaking on the topic of Confidentiality and Privacy of Medical Information in West Virginia at a Lorman Educational Services Seminar set for August 3, 2006, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm at Summit Center in Charleston, West Virginia. Another attorney from our office, Ted Martin, will be joining me for the day long seminar.

The seminar is designed for medical records directors, health information managers, physician business and office managers, nurses, physicians, hospital administrators and other health care providers interested in health information management.

The program agenda and more information about the seminar and how to register can be found on the Lorman or send me an email and I will forward you a copy of the brochure.

The Lorman summary states:

Health care providers are more concerned about the appropriate handling and control of medical and health information due to the changes brought on by the requirements of the privacy and security standards under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). HIPAA has become one of the major policy, technology and operations issues facing the health care industry today. The HIPAA standards are meant to facilitate the development of a uniform, computer-based health information system providing for the secure handling, collecting, protection and sharing of protected health information.

This seminar will provide you with an overview, understanding and practical guidance on issues related to health information and medical records. The seminar will explore health information issues under West Virginia law and provide practical guidance on how to handle everyday health information related issues.

Seminar highlights:

  • Maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of medical information
  • Liability issues involving medical record documentation
  • HIPAA and the impact on West Virginia medical record laws
  • Patient's right of access to medical information
  • Responding to various types of requests for medical information
  • Special procedures for mental health, HIV and substance abuse records

Learning objectives:

  • The attendee will be able to discuss documentation in the medical record.
  • The attendee will be able to identify the impact of HIPAA on medical record issues.
  • The attendee will be able to review mental health and psychiatric records.
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