Welcome to the Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference interactive schedule application, Sched! With Sched you can easily read session descriptions, speaker bios, and download the handouts.

Personalize Sched by creating a custom schedule based on the sessions you are interested in attending using the Sched website or mobile app. You can view your schedule as a simple list, detailed view, or grid view; sort by venue or session type; and identify each activity at a glance with Sched’s useful color-coding system.

Sched even highlights friends and contacts also attending, so after you create a Sched profile, connect using your Facebook and Twitter accounts to network ahead of time.

Mark your calendar for AHDI’s 2016 Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference, August 4-6, in downtown Milwaukee, WI. Visit www.ahdionline.org/ACE for more information.
Back To Schedule
Saturday, August 8 • 11:10am - 12:10pm
Take Two Aspirin and Tweet Me in the Morning: Managing the Interplay between Social Media and HIPAA

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Many health-related organizations view social media as the arch-enemy of HIPAA. Yet both social media and HIPAA compliance are necessary evils in business, leaving us with a nasty dilemma. On the one hand, violations of the Privacy Rule under HIPAA can carry fines up to $250,000 and imprisonment up to 10 years, even in cases where the name of the client was never involved. On the other hand, we know, in today’s world, an online presence is essential; statistics overwhelmingly show customers generally use, and only use, businesses they find online.

To further complicate matters, technology relating to both social media and Protected Health Information (PHI) breach is constantly developing. From AOL to SnapChat, social media and HIPAA breach opportunities in 2015 look very different from their predecessors a decade ago. Faced with this quandary, many businesses have either banned social media altogether at work or have chosen to ignore the probability of PHI breach. Unfortunately, neither approach works.

Well-reasoned, well-chosen policies and practices will enable you to maximize your online presence and maintain your HIPAA privacy standards. Taking a look at some of the best and worst case scenarios, along with legal requirements and a bit of social media PR, we will discuss logical, effective, and legally compliant tools for managing social media in the workplace. If you haven’t heard what’s going on in 2015 with social media and HIPAA technology, and how to make them work together to your benefit, you cannot afford to miss this program.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about the legal and social interplay between HIPAA, focusing on primarily the Privacy Rule, and social media.
  2. Discuss current and upcoming technology.
  3. Examine real world best and worst case scenarios.
  4. Develop best practices, including policies and practices, for an effective, legally compliant workplace.


avatar for Deirdre Kamber Todd, Esq., CHP

Deirdre Kamber Todd, Esq., CHP

Partner, Kamber Law Group, P.C.
Deirdre Kamber Todd is a partner with the Kamber Law Group, P.C., a next-generation law-firm located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Ms. Todd has been practicing business law, employment law, social media law, wills trusts and estates, and HIPAA for more than fifteen years. She holds... Read More →

Saturday August 8, 2015 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Plaza Ballroom B/C

Attendees (0)