Ethics and Technology: Keeping Your Clients' Data Safe

presented by Kelli Wise

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How do you balance client/therapist privacy and HIPAA requirements while still taking advantage of the technology that helps you run your practice? As healthcare providers, we are required to keep our clients' private health information safe and secure. This class will explain what the HIPAA Privacy Rule is, what our obligations are, and how to use smartphones, computers, and online practice management services without violating our clients' right to privacy.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Kelli Wise, BS, LMP

    Kelli Wise, BS, LMP

    Kelli Wise is a graduate of Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage specializing in deep tissue and therapeutic massage to help her clients lead an active, pain-free life. She is currently an instructor at Bodymechanics, teaching business, ethics and communication skills to the next generation of massage therapists.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. HIPAA and PHI

    1. HIPAA and PHI

    In the first chapter of this course, Kelli Wise defines Protected Health Information (PHI) within the context of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). The participant will learn about HIPAA requirements for massage therapists and other health practitioners.

  2. Securing Hardware Devices

    2. Securing Hardware Devices

    In this chapter, Kelli Wise describes strategies for securing hardware devices commonly used by massage therapists. The participant will review relevant examples of HIPAA breaches resulting from failure to secure hardware devices.

  3. Securing Software & Services

    3. Securing Software & Services

    Kelli Wise describes strategies for securing software and services commonly used by massage therapists. The participant will review relevant examples of HIPAA breaches resulting from failure to secure software and electronic data services.