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Compliant Email & Text Messaging with Patients and Clients (Webinar)

June 20, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)


Maintaining compliance with HIPAA and other relevant laws during electronic communication with patients is crucial to safeguard home care providers from breaches, privacy lawsuits, and other adverse effects. Join Lani M. Dornfeld, Esq., from Brach Eichler LLC, a friend, and supporter of HCAF, as she addresses these issues:

  • What exactly is protected health information?
  • Best practices for communicating with patients via email and text message.
  • The use of encryption.
  • Apart from HIPAA, what other concerns should providers have?
  • The concept of a HIPAA "safe harbor" in relation to cybersecurity best practices.

With the heightened focus on cybersecurity from federal and state regulatory bodies and the national fight against cybercriminals, home care providers can no longer postpone privacy and security compliance due to lack of time or funding. The penalties associated with breaches, including fines, have become increasingly severe, potentially crippling any provider, and potentially putting smaller providers out of business.

Lani will provide information on actions that can be taken to enhance compliance and reduce or eliminate potential regulatory penalties. Please join us!

Meet the Speaker

Lani M. Dornfeld, Esq., is a Member in the Healthcare Practice Group of Brach Eichler LLC. She is a seasoned healthcare and business attorney with a reputation for client responsiveness, attention to detail while not losing sight of the big picture, and providing sound legal guidance that takes into account the client’s business needs and objectives. Her practice focuses on a wide variety of transactional, business, and regulatory matters, including sales and purchases of healthcare businesses, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, private equity investments and transactions, HIPAA compliance, corporate compliance, federal and state fraud and abuse laws, and contract negotiations. Lani also has deep experience in managing guardianship, patient care, informed consent, advance directive, and bioethical matters and issues.

Lani’s clients include hospitals, health systems, management service organizations, surgery centers, substance use disorder treatment facilities, mental health treatment facilities, home health agencies, hospices, dental practices, medical practices, and individual healthcare providers.

Lani is a sought-after speaker on a variety of health care topics. Lani also regularly contributes to Brach Eichler’s monthly Health Law Update publication.

Continuing Education

Participants receive 1.0 continuing education unit for nursing, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology.

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