Complying with the HIPAA Privacy Rule isn’t always easy, but it can be complicated in affordable housing.
In our industry, we are privy to a great deal of private information. Additionally, residents more often share activities and interact with their neighbors. Many residents become good friends. As such, it’s only natural for these residents to share news with their friends and neighbors.
However, HIPAA can come into play when these residents ask managers, service coordinators, or maintenance personnel to share information about another resident’s health. In a close-knit community it is hard to keep residents and personnel from talking among themselves. While it is not a problem for residents to share information with each other, workforce members are often bound by HIPAA not to reveal the residents’ protected health information (PHI).
The HIPAA Rules provide federal protections for patient health information held by Covered Entities (CEs) and Business Associates (BAs). HIPAA gives patients many rights with respect to their health information. It is important for affordable housing personnel to be aware of the types of information HIPAA protects, who must comply with HIPAA, and how resident/patient information can be used and disclosed under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
Webinar Participants Will: • Enhance their understanding of HIPAA
• Increase their awareness of who must comply with HIPAA
• Identify HIPAA Regulations
• Familiarize themselves with Resources
About the Speaker: Ruben Rivera-Jackman, MNPL, speaker, trainer and nonprofit leadership consultant, has an accomplished 25+ year career as a nonprofit leader with practical experience in, and solid understanding of, a diverse range of management, program development, and service delivery applications. Mr. Rivera-Jackman has a passion for working with, and advocating on behalf of, older adults, and has a natural ability for providing instruction and training for adult learners. After nearly 12 years of service as a Senior Resident Services Manager at the King County Housing Authority (KCHA), Mr. Rivera-Jackman has accepted the opportunity to serve as the Director of Resident Supports and Services for the Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG), one of the largest and leading affordable senior housing providers in Western Washington. Mr. Rivera-Jackman was the recipient of the 2011 American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC) President’s Award of Excellence. This award is given to a member who, in the opinion of the AASC President, is deserving of recognition for his/her work in the service coordination profession.
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