Live CE Credit Hour Event and Workshop

Designing a Group Practice’s Tech Setup for Success: Effectiveness, HIPAA Compliance, Client Safety, and Efficiency

Join Roy Huggins, LPC NCC and Liath Dalton as they discuss how to select a great set of technical tools and service to help your group practice thrive.

June 25, 2021 
9:00 AM Pacific | 11:00 AM Central | 12:00 PM Eastern

1 legal-ethical CE credit hour plus 45 minute workshop

A part of the Thriving and Making Comfort Conference

Thriving in today’s practice environment means carefully choosing a great set of technical tools and services

Thriving in today’s group practice environment means carefully choosing a great set of technical tools and services. You need them to help your team do their work, clients to succeed, and the practice to thrive. Because of this, many group practice leaders struggle with things like:

  • Choosing effective services (e.g. EMR, phone, email, marketing, and more!) that work well, meet the practice’s HIPAA requirements, and don’t cost a bazillion dollars.
  • Understanding what HIPAA, combined with a variety of ethics codes and state laws, actually requires the practice to do. How do these requirements limit (or not) the practice’s ability to adjust with the market and do what needs to be done?
  • Making sure clinicians are helping the practice stay both compliant and efficient without spending all your time standing over their shoulders.
  • Determining which specific technical service providers help meet all the above-named needs. 
    Designing a Group Practice’s Tech Setup for Success: Effectiveness, HIPAA Compliance, Client Safety, and Efficiency

    Course Details

    This presentation for Counselors, Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psychologists in clinical practice will take a deep dive into how the tech services and gadgets in a practice fit together for HIPAA compliance, client safety, and effective business. It will provide specific examples of services and gadgets that can be used together to help make the practice the best it can be.

    Title: Designing a Group Practice’s Tech Setup for Success: Effectiveness, HIPAA Compliance, Client Safety, and Efficiency

    Authors/Presenters: Roy Huggins, LPC NCC; Liath Dalton
    CE Length: 1 CE credit hour in a 1.75-hour presentation
    Legal-Ethical CE Hours: 1 legal-ethical CE hour 

    Educational Objectives:

    • Describe 1 way in which HIPAA requirements for data security may not protect clients from psychological and/or physical harm by abusers
    • Describe how HIPAA Business Associate Agreements help clinicians satisfy both HIPAA legal requirements and professional ethical standards around third-party services
    • Choose email, phone, texting, video, and other communications services that are able to protect client safety and maintain HIPAA compliance
      •  Syllabus:

      1. Fundamental HIPAA Requirements for Your Practice’s Tech

      – Business Associates

      – Keeping sensitive information “in the circle” of your practice

      – Technical tools vs. policy tools in maintaining confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your clients’ information

      2. Basic and intermediate tech setup “recipes” for group practices

      – Low-intensity tech setups

      • Benefits and risks of each tech setup “recipe”
      • Specific sets of services that come together to make each tech setup “recipe”
      • Legal-ethical requirements and caveats around those services in each tech setup “recipe”
      • Meeting your team’s clinical and ethical needs with each tech setup “recipe”

        – Medium-intensity recipes

      • Benefits and risks of each tech setup “recipe”
      • Specific sets of services that come together to make each tech setup “recipe”
      • Legal-ethical requirements and caveats around those services in each tech setup “recipe”
      • Meeting your team’s clinical and ethical needs with each tech setup “recipe”

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        Meet Our Presenters

        Presented by Roy Huggins LPC, NCC with Liath Dalton 

        Roy Huggins, LPC NCC, is a counselor in private practice who also directs Person-Centered Tech. Roy worked as a professional Web developer for 7 years before changing paths and makes it his mission to grow clinicians’ understanding of the Internet and other electronic communications mediums for the future of our practices and our professions.

        Roy is an adjunct instructor at the Portland State University Counseling program where he teaches Ethics and is a member of the Zur Institute advisory board. He has acted as a subject matter expert on HIPAA, security, and clinical use of technology for Counseling licensure boards, and both state and national mental health professional organizations. He has co-authored or authored 2 book chapters, and he routinely consults with mental health colleagues on ethical and practical issues surrounding tech in clinical practice. He served for 5 years on the board of the Oregon Mental Health Counselors Association and then the Oregon Counseling Association as the Technology Committee Chair.

        He really likes this stuff.

        Liath Dalton is PCT’s deputy director and a co-owner. Liath is especially passionate about helping therapists be resourced and supported in navigating the security compliance process and identifying the solutions and processes that meet the particular needs of their practices. Liath’s consultation area of expertise is focused on selecting the right combination of services and tech that not only meet the legal-ethical needs of mental health practices, but also the functionality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness needs as well.

        Additional Information

         

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        Accuracy, Utility, and Risks Statement: None.

        Conflicts of Interest: None reported. 

        Commercial Support: Person Centered Tech Inc. is sponsoring this event and will give a brief commercial presentation during the break.

         

         

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