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Tom Dumez presenting 2-day In-person Seminar on HIPAA: Basics, BA’s, Training and International

January 15, 2015 @ 8:30 am - January 16, 2015 @ 5:30 pm

Day 1

We will start the event with a look back at HIPAA. Often times, the basics get overlooked or forgotten, often at the expense of increasing risks of a breach. This session will start at the grass roots level and work forward to today. It will include components of HIPAA, HITECH, Fines and Penalties, ICD-10, Meaningful Use, etc. We will also explore the breach statistics involving PHI, causes of breaches, etc. We will also examine how to mitigate the risks to your organization. We will also discuss effective staff training. Having a bad training is actually worse that having no training, and we will discuss the critical components that all employees should know and understand.

Using BA’s can be a risky choice. However, most BA’s are very reputable and dependable. There is still risk in using a BA, but doing your due diligence will absolutely lower the risks to you and your organization when it comes to choosing the right BA. The BAA’s that you provide are a key component in today’s environment. We will also look at the Agreements, talk about the content (what should and shouldn’t be in these), look at breach statistics of BA’s, etc. BA’s often times can do a better job for a particular task than you can, as that is their focus and they are professionals. Often times, CE’s use cost as their main determining factor when choosing a BA, and that can be a real expensive back fire in the long term.

Why should you attend:

This session will focus on the basic tenets of HIPAA, which can easily be forgotten as we all get caught up in our daily routines. Even for CISO’s, Directors of HIM, RHIA’s, etc. We will spend this time going over some basic HIPAA rules, talk about the new laws, and answer your questions.

This session is focused on the Business Associates (BA’s). Using BA’s is almost a requirement, because of the many functions that they provide that a medical practice or hospital system either will not or cannot. There are both benefits and risks of utilizing a BA, and we will explore the different types of BA’s, the services that they provide, the risks and ways to mitigate these risks, and more. Both CE’s and BA’s will benefit from this session, as we will examine in detail both benefits and risks.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Early HIPAA
  • Midlife HIPAA
  • Current HIPAA
  • Breach Statistics
  • Who they are and what they do
  • Do they know what they are doing?
  • How do I know this?
  • What are the risks and how do I mitigate these risks?



Day 2


Employee training programs are often chosen because of one of three criteria-Cost, Convenience, or to Check the box off of a list. In this session, we will look at the most current methods of delivering these training programs, the effectiveness of each, and if these all indeed do lower the risks of a data breach. We will each complete a questionnaire, and then we will discuss the answers to the questions in an effort to help you determine if the employee training program chosen by you or your organization is effectively lowering risks.

HIPAA can certainly come into play when a US citizen travels abroad. US Territories must also follow HIPAA. This includes Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. It can also impact the patient care and the handling of information for medical tourism, US military, and much more. We will learn how. We will also look at other common practices of privacy, security, and confidentiality in other parts of the world.

Why should you attend:

This session is focused on the employee training programs that are typically used. I will ask you many questions, and at the end of this session, we will spend time talking about your program specifics. The goal of this session is to help you realize if the training program that you provide to your employees really lowers the risks of being responsible for a breach. This session is geared to help you determine the true (and not perceived) effectiveness of your particular training program. Often times, I find that the people with the most letters behind their name often have never learned, or have forgotten, some of the ‘HIPAA 101’ basics.

This session will focus on the impact of HIPAA on an international level. Such as: US citizens traveling abroad, medical tourism, US military records, etc. The goal of this session is to provide you with an overall look at the impact that HIPAA has internationally, as well as some of the common practices for privacy, security, and confidentiality of records from around the globe.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • What type do we use?
  • Does it actually lower risk?
  • Is it sufficient?
  • Improvements?
  • How does HIPAA come into play?
  • Do others actually care about it?
  • Medical Tourism
  • Practices from around the world
  • CISO
  • Privacy Officers
  • Medical Staff Whether a Small
  • Medium or Large Practice of HCO
  • Business Associates of all Types

Who Will Benefit:


Course Outline:


Day One

Lecture 1: HIPAA Basics

Lecture 2: HIPAA Basics

Lecture 3: Using Business Associates: Yes or No?

Lecture 4: Using Business Associates: Yes or No?

Day Two

Lecture 5: Your Training Program: How Effective

Is It Really?

Lecture 6: Your Training Program: How Effective

Is It Really?

Lecture 7: HIPAA on an International Level

Lecture 8: HIPAA on an International Level

About Speaker: 

Tom Dumez has more than 13 years of records management experience. He started Prime Compliance earlier in 2013 in an effort to provide a ‘real world’ employee HIPAA training program to both business associates and covered entities. Tom has spoken at many conferences, educational workshops, and seminars across the US, London, Trinidad & Tobago, and Guam. He has provided training, contract review, BAA review, Policy/Procedure review, risk assessments and risk management programs for more than 50 companies to date.

Date, Venue & Price:

Denver, CO| January 15th & 16th, 2015| 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM PST


Price: $1,295.00

Register now and save $200. (Early Bird)
Until December 15, Early Bird Price: $1,295.00 from December 16 to January 13, Regular Price: $1,495.00

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January 15, 2015 @ 8:30 am
January 16, 2015 @ 5:30 pm


Denver, CO
Denver, CO,CO80204US
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