How to Perform a HIPAA Risk Assessment

Released on: September 22, 2015, 3:29 am (EDT)
Industry: Education

Fremont, CA, September 22, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- MentorHealth announces webinar on the topic, “How to Perform a HIPAA Risk Assessment” on October 12. Participants of this webinar will learn the method by which to carry out Risk Assessment in line with HIPAA requirements.

MentorHealth, a provider of professional trainings for all aspects of the healthcare industry, will organize a webinar on October 12. The topic of this webinar is “How to Perform a HIPAA Risk Assessment”, and the speaker is Jim Wener, a senior healthcare industry professional.

About the webinar:
The speaker at this webinar will highlight the criticality of risk assessment to a healthcare organization and show participants how to perform one.

For more information or to register for the webinar, please click here.
A breach of patient information is the worst thing that can happen to a healthcare organization. It not only causes nearly irreparable bad press; it could also attract potential fines and time-consuming, expensive litigation. Conducting a proper Risk Assessment that will help the organization understand where it is at risk of an unauthorized breach and providing a basis for becoming HIPAA compliant is the antidote to these issues.

The speaker at this webinar will show which kinds of healthcare organizations need to perform a risk analysis and why, and how to choose the approach that is best suited for their organization. He will offer to participants the knowledge needed to develop a set of effective HIPAA policies and procedures for their respective organizations.
In this process, he will describe the types of breaches of Protected Health Information (PHI) that have already occurred and the reasons those breaches happened.

There are three situations where having a set of HIPAA policies and procedures is needed:
A) They can become a basis for training the health care organization workforce;
B) They can be used as a basis for conducting a HIPAA self-assessment

C) If there is a breach; the health care organization needs to demonstrate that it has proactively implemented a comprehensive set of HIPAA policies and procedures to keep any penalties to a minimum.
Knowing when a healthcare setting fits under any of these categories can be daunting when it does not have the requisite knowledge of when, where to start and what a set of HIPAA privacy and security policies and procedures should look like.

Having a lot of resources and spending awful lots of money on implementing HIPAA policies and procedures will not lead organizations towards these goals; they need to know the exact way of doing it. This knowledge not only helps them save resources; it also helps them stay compliant with legal requirements. This webinar clarifies on all these issues and puts them in proper perspective.

About the Speaker:
Jim Wener has rich experience of over 40 years in assisting players in the health care sector identify their automation requirements, and in helping these organizations select and successfully implement the automation most applicable for their needs.

His systems and processes background and his experience in working with health care data have given Mr. Wener a unique perspective regarding the issues related to implementing new health care models and how they affect all of the stakeholders in the health care system.

About MentorHealth:
MentorHealth (, a specialized offering from NetZealous, a Fremont, CA-registered organization, is a comprehensive training source for healthcare professionals. Its experts are drawn from around the globe and are professionals who have made a mark in their professions.

MentorHealth offers high value, specialized professional trainings in all the core areas of healthcare. These include Meaningful Use, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, HIPAA, HITECH Act, Stark and Anti-Kickback Act, Valid Consent, Patient Safety and Process Improvement, Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes, Nursing Informatics, Electronic Health Records, Clinical Informatics, Insurance Claim Appeals, and many more.

Contact information:
Call: 1-800-447-9407;

Contact Info:

Phone No: 1-800-385-1607
FaX: 302-288-6884

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