Podcast Description

This podcast features David Holtzman, Executive Advisor for CynergisTek, who discusses how healthcare providers can remain compliant with the HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how the HIPAA privacy and security standards have been impacted by the federal government’s response to the pandemic; the rules for sharing PHI in a public health emergency; which messaging and video conferencing applications are safe to use for telehealth; the status of HIPAA enforcement; and what constitutes “good faith” in treatment and is not subject to penalty. He recommends healthcare organizations visit the OCR website at https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/ for the latest information.

Our podcast host is Janet Kennedy of Get Social Health.


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Executive Advisor, CynergisTek

David Holtzman

David is considered a subject matter expert in policy issues involving the safeguarding of personally identifiable information with a focus on compliance with state and federal requirements like the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules. Prior to joining CynergisTek, he served on the health information privacy team at the Department of Health & Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR/HHS), where he led many OCR initiatives including integration of the administration and enforcement of the HIPAA Security Rule, and health information technology policies.