Insult to Injury During a Crisis: SIM Swap and other COVID-19 Scams Affecting Patients and Providers

Coy Murchison is keynote speaker at Compliance Key. She is regarded as the first Medical Device Security Analyst in the United States to integrate Biomed - Healthcare Technology Management ("HTM") into HIPAA security as a structural compliance program. Coy Murchison developed the first of its kind - a Medical Device Security program, at Texas Health Resources, integrating a comprehensive threat prevention program which synergized HIPAA compliance across departments:  Cyber Security Information Security HIPAA Privacy and Security  Biomed, now termed Healthcare Technology Management. She has fun........


The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for enforcing certain regulations issued under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), as amended by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, to protect the privacy and security of protected health information, namely the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules (the HIPAA Rules).

The challenge for HIPAA privacy and security, cyber security and information security professionals is not alleviated with the OCR's relaxed standards, during COVID-19. Hackers are using the COVID-19 crisis to steal information, at an alarming rate. Providers are now serving their patients at home, which have weakened security measures in place. Patients and providers information is now at risk as hackers target through telehealth portals.
In an effort to meet demand, some of these technologies, and the manner in which they are used by HIPAA covered health care providers, may not fully comply with the requirements of the HIPAA Rules. Consequently, OCR will exercise its enforcement discretion and will not impose penalties for noncompliance with the regulatory requirements under the HIPAA Rules against covered health care providers in connection with the good faith provision of telehealth during this COVID-19 emergency.

With telehealth functioning as a leading form of communication between providers and patients, an array of platforms are being utilized to connect. Response to the global health crisis presents opportunities to utilize technological advances for communication, however, these platforms are being utilized in an era in which Facebook has received the largest privacy violation, in U.S. history - $5 billion. Even though, providers are practicing with weakened HIPAA rules during this time, payors are held to the same standard and penalties for privacy and security breaches will not be excused. Thus, payors are making determinations with regard to what platforms may be utilized. Moreover, hackers, scammers are utilizing this time to prey on both patients and providers.

The challenge for hospitals and providers is ensuring telehealth services receive pay from Medicare and Medicaid, and try to come out of this pandemic without exposure. Understanding the various platforms and the OCRs expectations helps to ensure reimbursements. Understanding how to protect yourself from scams provides much needed peace of mind, at this time.

Why should you attend this webinar?

The purpose of this webinar is to ensure providers do not fall prey to hackers or the newly arisen scams and those which have intensified during this global health crisis, in the telehealth space. Learn how to protect ePHI during this time of OCR's excusable penalty time. Discover how to identify threats that will not only put patients' information at risk, and but risk providers identity. Learn best practices to ensure Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. In this webinar, you will identify security threats of telehealth platforms, and hackers' tools, as well as implement best practices for reimbursement.

Areas Covered in the Session:

SIM swapping is the one of the most lucrative scams on the rise. COVID-19 has intensified hackers desire for black market data; however, SIM swapping can not only affect patient data, it can also put the provider at risk.

  • Understand SIM Swapping and how it affects telehealth; and
  • Learn to identify COVID-19 scams
  • Understand the expectations of the OCR during the COVID-19 scams
  • Execute BAAs with Skype for Business / Microsoft Teams, Zoom for Healthcare, Google G Suite Hangouts Meet, Cisco Webex Meetings / Webex Teams, Amazon Chime, GoToMeeting

Who can Benefit:

  • HIPAA professionals
  • Hospital Administrators
  • Clinicians using telehealth platforms
  • Healthcare Providers using telehealth platforms
  • Information Security professionals

Webinar Id: CKCM001

Training Options:

Duration: 60 mins


 10:00 AM PT | 01:00 PM ET

 Single Attendee: [Only for one participant]

$129 (Live)                    $239 (Live + Recorded)

 Multiple Attendee: [For a group of 2-5 participants]

$323 (Live)                    $637 (Live + Recorded)

 Corporate Attendee: [For a group of 6-10 Participants]

$656 (Live)                    $1020 (Live + Recorded)

 Recorded: [Six month unlimited access]

$179 (Single Attendee) $379 (Unlimited Attendee)

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