Course 2: Consumer Privacy and Data Security
Purchase Course This is part of the C-ATM initial certificate program. The six courses can be taken in any order.
What are consumer privacy and data security? Why are they so important?
With legal experts Harry Nelson and Kathryn Edgerton as your guides, you explore key consumer privacy and data security issues — such as patient authorization and consent, compliant communications, and how to address security breaches — through the lens of federal and state health privacy and security laws. You also consider the legal and ethical ramifications of collecting and using patient information for marketing purposes, including the unique challenges presented by today’s social media landscape.
In this course, you will analyze key principles and best practices related to:
- Consumer privacy and data security
- Patient authorization and consent
- Privacy and communications compliance
- Federal laws health privacy and security laws
- State health privacy and security laws
- Collecting and using patient information
- Breaches and security incidents
- Risks and benefits of social media
Harry Nelson is the founder and managing partner of Nelson Hardiman, LLP, as well as the chairman of Behavioral Health Association of Providers.
Beyond his legal expertise, Harry is known nationally as a consummate leader at the intersection of healthcare law and business, as evidenced by his role in co-founding five healthcare-related start-ups in the last decade. Deeply immersed in healthcare transformation and innovation; he frequently speaks on cutting edge issues and the future of the industry itself.
Kathryn F. Edgerton
Kathryn F. Edgerton is a transactional and regulatory attorney with Nelson Hardiman.
Kathryn has built a significant practice advising hospitals, physician organizations, addiction treatment and behavioral care providers, long-term health providers, telemedicine providers, home health providers, medical spas, and other health-related organizations on the complex transactional and regulatory issues impacting the healthcare industry. Drawing on her experience as counsel to approximately 70 addiction treatment providers, Kathryn brings a practical perspective to her work advising on day-to-day operational issues, as well as business and regulatory concerns.
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