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Making Revisions to Closed Medical Records

OnDemand Webinar (90 minutes)

Learn how to manage closed medical records and avoid personal and institutional HIPAA violations.Proper recording of the delivery of patient care continues to evolve in the areas of medical record management, portal and digital communication, and litigation asserting negligence. Keeping up with and responding to the changes in laws and regulations can be daunting. This topic will provide practical applications of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Best practices for HIPAA compliance will be shared using case scenarios when managing closed medical records and potential consequences for health care institutions and providers when found to be noncompliant will also be discussed. The content of this program is critical for any employee who works with or is directly involved in managing open and closed medical records so they can avoid personal and institutional HIPAA violations.


Rachel Cartwright, Ph.D., M.S., RN, LHRM, Medical Legal Concepts, LLC


Overview of the Federal Law HIPAA

• Privacy Regulations

• Security Regulations

• Breach Notification Regulations

• Enforcement Regulations

Revisions to Medical Records Never Silent

• Audit Trail/Log

• Late Entries or Amendments

• Chronology of Entries in Question

• Examination of the Facts in the Courtroom

• Digital Forensic Experts

Consequences of HIPAA Violations

• Office for Civil Rights Role

• Subject to Enforcement Action

• Investigations of Breaches

Best Practices for HIPAA Compliance

• Verbal Communication Warnings

• Authentication of Persons Requesting Information

• Text Messaging Dangers

• Answering Machines Cautions

• Security Risk Assessment

• Cyber Liability Insurance