Email & Text Messages - New HIPAA Rules & TCPA Dangers

Paul R. Hales
Duration: 90 Minutes
Webinar Id: 602096
Instructor: Paul R. Hales

Price Details

Recorded Webinar
$179. One Attendee
$379. Unlimited Attendees

Unlimited Attendees: Any number of participants

Recorded Version: Unlimited viewing for 6 months (Access information will be emailed 24 hours after the completion of live webinar)


New HIPAA Rules and guidance from the Office for Civil Rights and CMS following passage of the HITECH Act explain how to communicate with patients by unencrypted email and text messaging and also when you must encrypt electronic transmissions.

  • Your Key Takeaway
  • HIPAA & TCPA Danger - Text Message Class Action
  • Key Definitions
    • Unencrypted Email - Text Message - Electronic Transmission
    • Protected Health Information (PHI)   
  • New HIPAA Rules - Email & Text Message - 3 Step Safeguard
    "Duty to Warn"
  • Prevent TCPA Danger - "Healthcare Text Message Exemption"
  • Wrap up - Questions & Answers

Why you should Attend:

Regular (unencrypted) Email and Text Messaging are effective engagement and communication tools that most patients prefer and have the right to use. HIPAA allows Providers and Business Associates on behalf of Providers to communicate with patients by unencrypted email and text message - but only when a simple 3 Step Safeguard is in place and documented.

This easily-followed safeguard also protects against dangerous and expensive TCPA class action. HIPAA and TCPA electronic health care messaging compliance is widely misunderstood and the subject of Internet postings that are both wrong and dangerous.

Who Will Benefit:

  • HIPAA Compliance Official
  • HIPAA Privacy Officer
  • HIPAA Security Officer
  • Health Information Technology Supervisor
  • Practice Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Compliance Manager
  • General Counsel
  • Patient Engagement Coordinator
  • Member, Board of Trustees Compliance Committee

Speaker Profile
Paul R. Hales J.D, is an attorney at law in St. Louis, Missouri whose practice has included specialization in the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules from the dates they became effective. He provides assistance and counseling on the new, more demanding compliance requirements of the HITECH modifications to HIPAA. Mr. Hales is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, Federal Appellate and District Courts, the State Courts of Missouri and is a graduate of Columbia University Law School.

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