PNA Calendar of Events

HIPAA and the Newsroom: Get the Facts

  • Date: Mar 23, 2017 - Mar 23, 2017
  • Location: Teleconference
  • Contact: Meg Michaelian
  • Email: megm@pa-news.org
  • Phone: (717) 703-3012

The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) includes privacy regulations that govern what patient information may, or may not, be released to individuals outside a hospital.  Often, HIPAA is misunderstood.  As a reporter and an editor, do you know what information can legally be withheld about patients?  What are the privacy and confidentiality rules?

Learn more about HIPAA including the history, purpose, basics, etc., from a HIPAA authority from the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania.  Also hear from PNA’s media law counsel on HIPAA and how to handle your right to know.

Most appropriate for editorial staffs, especially newcomers and those wanting a refresher.

One-hour webinar is scheduled to begin promptly at 12 noon.

Cost: $10 per login for PNA members.  $20 for non-members.

Registrants must have both a computer and phone in order to participate.

To register, email Meg Michaelian or phone her at (717) 703-3012.  Participation instructions will be emailed two days before the session.

Presenters include:

Jolene Calla, Vice President, Health Care Finance & Insurance, HAP

Lisa Clark, Partner, Duane Morris LLP, Counsel for HAP

Melissa Melewsky, Media Law Counsel, PNA

 
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