HIPAA Privacy and Security for Remote Patient Monitoring and Chronic Care Management: The Internet of Things and Telehealth in a Smart Device World

July 26, 2022
01:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT
60 Mins
Mark R. Brengelman
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The basic provisions of privacy for protected health information are well known, but their application in today’s world of electronic and personal communication devices is complex – such as remote patient monitoring where the patient is outside the area of the health care organization yet connected electronically in real time and often 24/7 to the patient’s physicians who collect and monitor patient data.
  
Remote patient monitoring is a specialized version of telehealth and telemedicine. The on-going Covid pandemic has dramatically increased the use of telemedicine and tele practice. As their use increases even after the return of face-to-face patient interactions, health care organizations, medical technology vendors, and health care providers will continually be tasked with managing telehealth and remote patient monitoring security concerns. 

These technologies existed before Covid, but the pandemic has prompted the need for safe and secure telehealth and patient monitoring solutions to be deployed on a larger scale, which comes with many security risks in an environment where the patient may be monitored 24/7.

Remote patient monitoring is also known as remote patient management and refers to technologies that collect a wide array of health data of the patient, which can range from simple vital signs, blood pressure, and heart rate to comprehensive glucose monitors and pulse oximeters used by patients necessary to review the patient’s health status in real time and from minute to minute.

All these remote patient monitoring capabilities tie into the Internet of Things where electronic devices are tied to a central computer for data collection and use. This webinar covers the growing body of the Internet of Things and starts with non-health care examples of personal security violations – from electronic stalking to tracking criminal behavior and nabbing criminal suspects based on such simple things as geo-located fitness watches and devices.

Erase the fear, uncertainty, and doubt about exactly how a health care practitioner may use modern remote patient monitoring on the Internet of Things in a telemedicine practice and comply with the intricacies of HIPAA’s security rules for patient confidentiality. Find out how these mandates may be satisfied by the health care practitioner.

Webinar Agenda

This informative webinar begins with basic issues about the growing use of the Internet of Things as they relate to patient health care.

Find out the answers to the questions of telehealth, telemedicine, and tele practice in today’s digital health care world and examine how the security rules of HIPAA apply to tele practice that now includes remote patient monitoring 24/7. Electronic health data security is mandated by federal administrative regulation.

Specifically, certain precautions need to be taken when using remote patient monitoring accomplished by digital means.
 
Further erase the uncertainty, fear, and doubt about how the practice of health care electronically can extend to the intricacies of patient monitoring when the patient is outside the traditional health care setting.
 
This webinar is an advanced overview of the many aspects starting with the Internet of Things and their use in a digital health care world seemingly without geographical boundaries where the patient can be connected digitally to their health care provider who may monitor their health care status in real time.

Webinar Highlights
  • Identifying the growing use of the Internet of Things
  • Analyzing the basics of telehealth, telemedicine, and tele practice in health care, including mental health
  • Citing examples of remote patient monitoring, such as heart rate and steps counters, to sophisticated medical data collection
  • Reviewing elements of security issues with the constant flow of patient date 24/7
  • Examining basic steps to ensure compliance with HIPAA security in remote patient monitoring as a unique element of telehealth to the patient.
Who Should Attend

Health care attorneys; corporate compliance officers in health care; medical records staff of medical offices and health care entities; hospital attorneys; health care practitioners who are covered entities; law enforcement officers in health care compliance; state boards and agencies with jurisdiction over state licenses to practice a health care profession

Mark R. Brengelman

Mark R. Brengelman

Mark holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philosophy from Emory University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky.  Retiring as an Assistant Attorney General, he now represents: Health care professionals Two government ethics commissions, and Parents and kids in confidential child abuse and neglect cases, termination of parental rights, and adoption proceedings. Mark is a frequent continuing education presenter including national organizations around the country. He helps his clients navigate the law and ethics and make the rules understandable as applied to them. Mark has worked for all three branches of government and now a municipality with...
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