Attendees will gain an understanding of:
- Patient rights of privacy under HIPAA related to Right of Access, Restriction, Amendment, Confidential Communications
- Similarities and differences between an authorization under HIPAA and state law and a consent under 42 CFR Part 2
- Examine recent cases related to a patient’s right of access to health information records.
May 7, 2020
1.0 – Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
Aurae Beidler, MHA, RHIA, CHC, CHPS
Aurae Beidler is currently the Compliance and Privacy Officer at Linn County Department of Health Services where she oversees the compliance and privacy program. Prior to working at the county, she served as the Oregon Health Authority’s Privacy Officer and an assistant professor and program director for the healthcare compliance graduate certificate program at Pacific University. She has ten years’ experience in healthcare compliance including auditing and monitoring coordination, investigations, education and HIPAA Privacy Officer duties. She has also published several articles in Compliance Today. She serves on AHIMA’s Privacy and Security Practice Council.
Aurae holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Pacific University, a graduate certificate in biomedical informatics from Oregon Health and Sciences University and a B.A. in Journalism from University of Oregon. Aurae is currently credentialed as a CHC, certified in healthcare compliance, RHIA, registered health information administrator and CHPS, Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security.
Claire Cieri, MS, CHC, CHPS, CHCO, CPMA, CHCA, CPC, CHCA
Claire Cieri is Vice President of Mardac Healthcare Consulting and is a Certified Compliance and Privacy officer, auditor and coder who partners with clinic administrators and providers to keep healthcare clinics profitable while still being compliant with the many privacy, security and compliance laws and regulations. She has been working in the healthcare field for a decade, continually growing her skills. Claire has been an independent consultant for the past 6 years, helping clinic managers with compliance and privacy projects that they know they are required to do, but just do not have the time or the staff. Claire truly enjoys meeting and working with all types of clinic personnel, knowing that the true measure of healthcare is how we take care of patients, including their protected health information. She has taught workshops on implementing compliance plans, risk assessments, HIPAA policies and procedures, plus updating your business associate agreements and notice of privacy practices. Claire provides HIPAA and Cybersecurity training, plus policies and procedures for all types of clinics. She was instrumental in educating clinics on what was required for the Omnibus Bill in 2013. Claire believes that, in terms of security and compliance issues, you are only as strong as your weakest link so she knows that training, and training often, is the best way to ensure that your clinic does not run the risk of losing it all due to a simple human error. Claire worked with Lane Community College Health Clinic on their data breach last year that concerned over 2000 patients. She helped administration inform the OCR, media, and patients plus she rewrote their privacy and security policies, including training. Claire has a Masters of Science in Industrial Relations from the University of Oregon and a Bachelors of Art from Smith College.