Disaster Recovery and Emergency Mode Operations under HIPAA

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Provided by MHA Health Institute
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Tuesday, July 9
9:30 - 11 a.m.

Register on or before Wednesday, July 3, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

MHA members — $225
Nonmembers — $275

The webinar registration fee is for one phone line connection. Each additional phone line connection will be charged a registration fee. Get more value by inviting colleagues to join you!

This webinar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.


CEOs, COOs, CMOs, CNOs, physicians, nurses, risk managers, nurse managers, human resource staff, ED managers, physician office and nursing home personnel, compliance officers, hospital legal counsel, and anyone else interested in compliance with federal laws and the hospital CoPs

The following program content was provided by the speaker.


With the recent natural disasters and hacking attacks suffered by health care entities, new attention is being paid to preparations for recovering from such disasters while protecting information assets. Our speaker, Jim Sheldon-Dean, will discuss the preparations that should be made by any entity with obligations to the public to protect the access to and confidentiality of information.

Sheldon-Dean will use the HIPAA Security Rule as the foundation for the framework of the preparations that must take place for any information security program. In natural disaster emergencies, health care services are key to an area’s recovery and cannot be safely interrupted. Using the HIPAA Security Rule provides a flexible framework for protection of information and compliance with applicable regulations.

Our speaker will include planning steps for preparations to deal with typical emergencies and significant threats to the privacy and security of confidential information. Furthermore, he will explain the roles of leadership and support necessary during an emergency, so that staff will seek assistance  and managers will be ready to help staff.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • prepare for information release prior to an event
  • develop policies before a disaster that guides staff actions during a disaster
  • educate staff on the policies and monitor compliance
  • guide staff during an emergency when contemplating disclosures


Jim Sheldon-Dean
Lewis Creek Systems, LLC

Jim Sheldon-Dean is a frequent speaker on the topic of HIPAA, speaking at numerous national health care association conferences and conventions, and the annual NIST/OCR HIPAA Security Conference. Sheldon-Dean has more than 16 years of experience specializing in HIPAA compliance; more than 34 years of experience in policy analysis and implementation, business process analysis, and information systems and software development; and eight years of experience as a Vermont certified volunteer emergency medical technician.