More Devices = More Risk

The Consequences of Tablets and Texting

Session Options:

05/17 Wed 9a-11a Breakfast
06/14 Wed 4p-6p Happy Hour
09/06 Thu 11a-1p Lunch
10/23 Mon 3p-4:30p High Tea
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Workshop Location:

Keane Insurance [Map]
135 W Adams Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122

Best For:

Practice Managers • Privacy Officers
Security Officers • Compliance Directors
Previous and New Attendees
SmartPhones, tablets and texting have become an integral part of our society. People expect information on-demand, at all hours of the day. Mobile devices often supply the facts and figures that we need. But what are the consequences when mobile devices mix with health care?

Many healthcare providers use their devices for both professional and personal communication. How does that affect issues of security, accessibility, and patient privacy? Is the encryption software the same and is it always secure?

Mobile devices are also affecting patient care. Texting negates the ability to engage in complex decision making discussions. Can you truly explore health care options and treatment alternatives with your patient using sentence fragments and emojis? Providers need to consider when it may be best to place a phone call or meet in person rather than texting and why.

There are also legal matters to consider. What are the consequences if a lawsuit is filed? Will the text exchange be accessible? If so, do it communicate the total content of the text?

Your HIPAA Compliance policies and procedures must encompass the effects of mobile devices. Register today for More Devices = More Risk: The Consequences of Tablets and Texting and protect your practice with knowledge.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Learn which state and federal laws protect against the disclosure of health care information
  • Understand the policies governing texting in health care
  • Discuss your own texting policy (or lack thereof) and how to keep employees informed
  • Consider consequences of texting on patient care and when it may be best to place a phone call or meet in person
  •  Examine issues created when using one device for both professional and personal communication
  • Discuss impact of the Stored Communications Act

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