Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
- Marlowe Greenberg, CEO, Foothold Technology
In the behavioral health world, as information migrates from paper files into electronic systems, extra vigilance is required to maintain an infrastructure that keeps protected health information (PHI) safe. While the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been around a long time and provides some guidance on keeping information confidential, life changed for Business Associates (BAs) in 2013 and 2014 with the implementation of HiTECH Act and the HHS’ Risk Assessment Tool. For Foothold Technology, an Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendor supporting over 1000 agencies nationwide, it meant the company would also be treated as a covered entity along with its customers, primarily behavioral health providers and agencies supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Foothold Technology has extended great efforts into making AWARDS, its EHR, one of the most secure in the behavioral health world. In this session, CEO Marlowe Greenberg will outline steps his company took to help educate its customers about the responsibility of safeguarding client data and maintaining HIPAA compliance, as well as share tips for other BAs based on the ongoing efforts his company is taking to secure its own internal processes, ensure the safeguarding of customers’ data, and minimize risk.