Managing Occupational Health Data Under Healthcare Reform & Privacy Laws - Melamedia Webinar

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Webinar examines how distinctions between HIPAA-governed data & health data held by employers are getting blurrier

The renewed emphasis on coordination of care under healthcare reform is focusing new attention on patient data obtained through occupational healthcare providers and employers. Moreover, the push to adopt electronic health records will require healthcare organizations to better understand these obligations to ensure how their systems handle the differing requirements for patient data under HIPAA and a host of other privacy laws that govern health data outside of HIPAA.

The bottom line: While health records under a wide variety of occupational health laws require different management than the HIPAA regulations, the distinctions between HIPAA governed data and health data held by employers are getting blurrier and more complex.

The issue becomes even more important as new HITECH rules governing breach notification will involve numerous business associates and subcontractors. A breach of any organization’s employee health records may not trigger the notification requirements under the HITECH Act, but it will certainly raise questions, and indeed could affect HIPAA-regulated records.

To help healthcare organizations and business associates understand the expanded range of their responsibilities and risks, Melamedia, LLC, publishers of Health Information Privacy/Security Alert is sponsoring a 90-minute webinar:


Tuesday, July 26, 2011
1 pm -2:30 pm Eastern

Participants will be briefed on:

  • How the distinctions between employer-controlled health information and HIPAA-regulated health information are being blurred;
  • How occupational health records differ from HIPAA controlled records;
  • Deciding when occupational health records may be included in HIPAA designated record sets;
  • What data access and use provisions to consider in negotiating contracts in the occupational health arena
  • Points to consider in assessing an EHR systems’ ability to manage both sets of records;
  • Why and how occupational health records should be addressed in contracts;

and much more.


Senior Healthcare Executives
Privacy and Security Officers
Healthcare CIOs
Employer CIOs
HIPAA Business Associates
HR Professionals
HIM Professionals
Third Party Administrators
Healthcare Providers
Healthcare Payers
Business Insurers
EHR Professionals
PHR Vendors
State and Federal Government Policymakers
Employment Law Attorneys
Data Collection Companies
Healthcare Attorneys
Healthcare Consultants


Lisa Acevedo is a partner in the Health Law Group of the National Law firm of Quarles & Brady where she works on privacy and security and technology issues for healthcare and employee clients. provides strategic counsel in the areas of federal health privacy laws, including HIPAA, FERPA, the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Records Regulation as well as state laws governing the confidentiality of health information, medical records, mental health records and records containing other highly sensitive information.

Jennifer L. Rathburn is a partner in the Health Law Group of the National Law firm of Quarles & Brady where she works on privacy, security and technology issues for healthcare and employee clients. She advises clients in the areas of federal privacy and security laws, including HIPAA, FERPA, GINA, the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Records (42 CFR Part 2) as well as state law governing the confidentiality of medical records She sits on the Board of he Curative Care Network and is a member of the Behavioral Health Advisory Committee for Aurora Psychiatric Hospital.

Dennis Melamed is editor and publisher of Health Information Privacy/Security Alert, has 30 years of experience analyzing business and regulatory issues in Washington, DC. Dennis is an adjunct professor at the Drexel College of Medicine, where he lectures on health data stewardship topics, electronic health data and issues related to biomedical product regulation. He was the chief editor and lead author of the three-volume HIPAA Handbook reference set. He is a frequent lecturer and columnist on health information confidentiality and security issues and has served as a consultant to the National Governors Association's State Alliance for E-Health.


All seminar participants will receive a certificate of participation

Webinar qualifies for 1.5 IAPP Credits



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