Paul R Hales
Attorney at Paul R. Hales, Attorney at Law, LLC
"Paul Hales received his Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University Law School and is licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States. He is an expert on HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Enforcement Rules with a national HIPAA consulting practice based in St. Louis. Paul is the author of all content in The HIPAA E-Tool, an Internet-based, Software as a Service product for health care providers and business associates."

Upcoming Webinar
The Role of a HIPAA Compliance Officer
This webinar will address HIPAA regulations from a different perspective - from the perspective of the person in charge of moving an organization or facility toward full compliance with HIPAA - the HIPAA Compliance Officer
Live Session Friday, 19 July 2019, 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT, Duration: 60 Minutes

Recorded Webinar
EHR Audit Trails and HIPAA - A Growing Legal Danger
This webinar explains the HIPAA Rules covering web sites, social media, email, text. This webinar will explain the Audit Log/Trail requirements, what you must do to comply and avoid legal dangers when patients, lawyers or government regulators request the information.
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Strict HIPAA Rules for Patient Engagement - Social Media, Websites, Email and Text Message
This webinar explains the HIPAA Rules covering web sites, social media, email, text messaging and patient reviews in plain language with engaging visual images. And it explains how to follow easy steps to use powerful electronic patient engagement tools and comply with HIPAA.
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HIPAA Violations - Social Media, Web Sites, Patient Reviews - Simple Compliance Steps to Avoid Danger
This webinar provides the guidance needed to use Web Sites and Social Media in healthcare and stay compliant with HIPAA. The HIPAA Rules, HHS/OCR guidance, Resolution Agreements provide a simple, easy to use blueprint using your Web Site and Social Media to engage patients and comply with HIPAA.
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HIPAA Violations - Social Media, Web Sites, Patient Reviews - Simple Compliance Steps to Avoid Danger
This webinar provides the guidance needed to use Websites and Social Media in healthcare and stay compliant with HIPAA. The HIPAA Rules, HHS/OCR guidance, Resolution Agreements provide a simple, easy to use blueprint using your Website and Social Media to engage patients and comply with HIPAA.
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Business Associates 2018 - 5 Top HIPAA Compliance Priorities
HIPAA law applies to Business Associates in healthcare - BAs are organizations that create, receive, maintain or transmit Protected Health Information (PHI) - on behalf of a Covered Entity or to provide a service or function involving PHI for a covered Entity - and are directly liable for compliance with HIPAA law protecting the privacy and security of PHI.
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Patient Engagement - HIPAA Rules for Websites
This session will explain the HIPAA Rules for Web Sites and Social Media. The secret is - HIPAA Rules are easy to follow, step-by-step - when you know the steps. The HIPAA Rules, HHS/OCR guidance, Resolution Agreements provide a simple, easy to use blueprint using your Web Site and Social Media to engage patients and comply with HIPAA.
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HIPAA Breach - or Not? How to Find Out & What to Do
More than 170 million Americans have been affected by Breaches of Unsecured Protected Health Information (PHI) since 2009. A Ransomware attack that encrypts PHI is now presumed to be a HIPAA Breach by Federal regulators. HIPAA Breach Notification Content and Timeliness are 2 of the top Enforcement priorities of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the HIPAA enforcement arm of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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HIPAA Cyber Crime - How to Prevent, Prepare, Respond and Recover
This webinar for HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates explains how to use the HIPAA Rules to Prevent, Prepare, Respond and Recover from Ransomware Attacks. There is a secret to HIPAA Compliance. The secret is the HIPAA Rules are easy to follow, step-by-step, when you know the steps. Attend this session to see the HIPAA Rules in action - steps that are your blueprint to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from a Ransomware Attack - all explained clearly in plain language.
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Business Associates Come in From the Cold! 5 Steps to HIPAA Compliance
HIPAA law applies to Business Associates in healthcare - BAs are organizations that create, receive, maintain or transmit Protected Health Information (PHI) - on behalf of a Covered Entity or to provide a service or function involving PHI for a covered Entity - and are directly liable for compliance with HIPAA law protecting the privacy and security of PHI. This session will explain Business Associate HIPAA compliance responsibilities.
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MACRA & MIPS - Patient Engagement - HIPAA Rules for Text Messaging & Email
Patient Engagement is a cornerstone of MACRA. Communication technology offers indispensable patient engagement tools. Secure patient portals are available. So are encrypted text message and email products. But patients overwhelmingly choose non-secure communication tools like text messaging and email. Appointment reminders, healthcare instructions, patient satisfaction surveys, health and wellness newsletters and recall reminders are just a few patient engagement tools sent electronically by regular (unencrypted) email and text messaging.
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HIPAA Breach Notification in 5 Steps for Covered Entities and Business Associates
This webinar explains the inter-connected Breach Notification Rule requirements of Covered Entities and Business Associates when a Business Associate or Subcontractor Business Associate suffers a Breach. And it covers the special, more restrictive compliance requirements when a Business Associate or Subcontractor is an Agent under the Federal Common Law of Agency - including how to avoid creating an agency relationship by mistake.
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HIPAA - 7 Deadly Sins - 7 Simple Solutions
Take uncertainty and fear out of HIPAA compliance. Following HIPAA Rules is easy when you know the steps. In this webinar Paul Hales walks you through the steps - the 7 Simple Solutions - to satisfy HHS’s top 7 HIPAA concerns - the 7 Deadly HIPAA Sins.
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Social Media Compliance for Healthcare Professionals
Communication is essential throughout Patient Attraction and Patient Engagement. This webinar will demonstrate effective ways to communicate while following the HIPAA Rules. This webinar also focus on HIPAA Rules for transmitting informational email and text messages to patients over an electronic communications network.
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How to Avoid PHI Breaches and HIPAA Violations While Doing Patient Engagement through Websites, Marketing and Social Media
We all know the Internet is open for all to see. This includes the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and State Attorney General enforcement agents. A covered entity's breach for all to see! Misuse of social media, websites, or marketing can lead to HIPAA violations, lawsuits, and loss of patients and revenue. With HHS audits taking place and current violations with a minimum of $10,000 fines, it is the time for covered entities to become compliant while still keeping patient engagement through the ever growing electronic world. Whether you have a website, a LinkedIn page, or use Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, or Instagram, you are exposing your practice/business to a potential Breach. The avenues of electronic communications are growing and we must grow with it in order to maintain HIPAA compliance and keep the integrity and privacy of patients and their protected health information.
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OCR Launches Phase 2 HIPAA Audits for Covered Entities and Business Associates: Are You Ready?
Every Covered Entity and Business Associate is liable to be audited for HIPAA Compliance by U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HIPAA Compliance Audits are now underway. HHS finalized HIPAA Compliance Audit procedures and is screening Covered Entities picked randomly from the National Provider Identifier (NPI) database to identify the first group of Covered Entities to be audited. The first group of Business Associates audited for HIPAA Compliance will be selected from Business Associates of the first group of Covered Entities. This is an enforcement audit.
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HIPAA Risk Analysis: Clarified, Explained, Demonstrated
Jocelyn Samuels, the top Federal official in charge of HIPAA enforcement said, "The one critical thing covered entities and business associates must do to ensure compliance with HIPAA’s Privacy Breach, and Security Rules is a HIPAA Risk Analysis - a comprehensive and thorough approach to assessing and addressing the risks to all of the protected health information(PHI) they maintain." Risk Analysis is compulsory; however, 2012 audits found 80% of health care providers failed to comply with this mandatory requirement.
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