Game Night!

We have plenty of board games to choose from, but feel free to bring your own!

Upverter will supply the pizza, munchies and drinks.

We also have plenty of board games to choose from, but feel free to bring your own!

Please be aware that we have a large dog that sometimes likes to hang out with us.

Open House: Come Visit Our Lab!

On Tuesdays the Hacklab as a open house and we want to invite you to come and take a look!

Hey Biophilians!

For the past few months we have been working on our newly established lab space at the Hacklab.to! Its a small area and has slowly been building up its equipment repertoire including microscopes, centrifuge, incubators and more. On Tuesdays the Hacklab as a open house and we want to invite you to come and take a look! Food is available as PWYC, so grab a bite and check out the space and chat with the members!

Open house is on Tuesday starting at 6pm until late!

To enter come to the Hacklab.to and buzz #6!

Clojure Toronto Meeting

Come join us for an evening of talks, programming and socializing centered around the Clojure language!

Come join us for an evening of talks, programming and socializing centered around the Clojure language!

We do most of our communication via our Slack team. Send a message to Dann if you'd like to join.

Doors open at 6 pm, talks start at 6:45 pm. See you there!

THURSDAY: Code and drink beverages, likely the caffeinated sort

COFFEE & CODE!!!!

COFFEE & CODE!!!!

Veterans of the group know what's-what. However, if you're new, follow these simple rules:

1) Show up at ANY time between 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm and for ANY  length of time.

No pressure to have to meetup at a specific time or stay until the end.  If you're a keener, you can even show up earlier and stay later; it's totally up to you!

2) Bring a project!

It can be a game, a website, or a learning resource you're using to learn how to code.  All levels of expertise are welcome and I strongly encourage you to ask questions, exchange ideas, debate coding practices, or whatever tickles your fancy.  Come ready to chat or come with headphones so you can concentrate 😉

3) Keep it casual.

We're meeting up so can meet fellow coders and have fun coding in a group (because, let's face it, coding by yourself isn't always fun).

Happy Coding!

Webinar: Developing HIPAA Policies and Procedures

If your healthcare practice, business, or organization needs to understand how develop, maintain and modify HIPAA policies and procedures, please join us for this informative and interactive course.

Training Options Duration: 60 Minutes

Being in compliance with HIPAA involves not only ensuring you provide the appropriate patient rights and controls on your uses and disclosures of protected health information, but you also have the proper policies and procedures in place. A HIPAA Risk Management plan is your overall policies and procedures manual. If audited or the subject of a compliance review you will be required to show the government you have all the necessary policy and procedure documentation in place to address all the required safeguards. If audited by HHS, being able to demonstrate HIPAA compliance will involve providing many of these policies and procedures. Having a fundamental understanding of a HIPAA compliance helps to know what is required to implement those policies and procedures.

If your healthcare practice, business, or organization needs to understand how develop, maintain and modify HIPAA policies and procedures, please join us for this informative and interactive course.

Why should you Attend:

For anyone tasked with managing a HIPAA compliance program, it is critical to have the comprehensive policies and procedures in place. Find out how to create policies and procedures or see if your current ones address all the required topics.

Attendees will leave the course clearly understanding of all the requirements for developing, maintaining and modifying HIPAA policies and procedures. After completing this course, those assigned this task will have a clear understanding for what needs to be place when it comes HIPAA policies and procedures.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Why was HIPAA created?
  • Who Must Comply with HIPAA Requirements?
  • What are the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules?
  • What is a HIPAA Compliance Program?
  • What is a HIPAA Risk Management Plan?
  • What is meant by “Required” and “Addressable” Implementation Specifications?
  • What are Administrative, Technical, and Physical Safeguards Requirements?
  • What HIPAA Policy and Procedures need to be in Place?
  • How to Implement HIPAA Policies and Procedures
  • What are the penalties and fines for non-compliance and how to avoid them?
  • Creating a Culture of Compliance
  • Questions

Who Will Benefit:

  • Compliance Officer
  • HIPAA Privacy Officer
  • HIPAA Security Officer
  • Medical/Dental Office Managers
  • Practice Managers
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Chief Information Officer
  • General Counsel/Lawyer
  • Practice Management Consultants
  • Any Business Associates that accesses protected health information
  • IT Companies that support Medical/Dental practices or other healthcare organizations

Speaker Profile:

Jay Hodes president of Colington Security Consulting, LLC, which provides HIPAA consulting services for healthcare providers and business associates. Mr. Hodes has over 30 years of combined experience in risk assessments, site security evaluation, regulatory compliance, policy and procedures assessments, and federal law enforcement management. He is the former Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Mr. Hodes has been the keynote speaker and provided presentations regarding HIPAA compliance to a number of professional healthcare organizations. He has published over 30 educational articles regarding HIPAA compliance, been featured in Part B news articles and provided a guest post for the Electronic Health Reporter.

Contact Info:

Netzealous LLC -MentorHealth
Phone No: 1-800-385-1607
Fax: 302-288-6884
Email: support@mentorhealth.com

Website: http://www.mentorhealth.com/

Webinar Sponsorship: https://www.mentorhealth.com/control/webinar-sponsorship/

Growth Hacking Crash Course

This Growth Hacking Crash Course gives you the latest tools, resources and ideas of the best growth hackers. 

This Growth Hacking Crash Course gives you the latest tools, resources and ideas of the best growth hackers.  Come prepared to learn and work through the concepts, tricks, and tools you need to make you a growth hacker.

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  • How to get 200k users a month from long tail keywords 
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  • Auto Pilot social media
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HIPAA Webinar: Training for the Compliance Officer

This webinar will be addressing how practice/business managers (or compliance offers) need to get their HIPAA house in order before the imminent audits occur.

Training Options Duration: 90 Minutes

This webinar will be addressing how practice/business managers (or compliance offers) need to get their HIPAA house in order before the imminent audits occur. It will also address major changes under the Omnibus Rule and any other applicable updates for 2018. Areas also covered will be texting, email, encryption, medical messaging, voice data and risk factors as they relate to IT.

The primary goal is to ensure everyone is well educated on what is myth and what is reality with this law, there is so much misleading information all over regarding the do's and don'ts with HIPAA – I want to add clarity for compliance officers.

I will uncover myths versus reality as it relates to this very enigmatic law based on over 1000 risk assessments performed as well as years of experience in dealing directly with the Office of Civil Rights HIPAA auditors. I will also speak to real life litigated cases I have worked where HIPAA is being used to justify state cases of negligence – THIS IS BECOMING A HUGE RISK! In addition, this course will cover the highest risk factors for being sued as well as being audited (these two items tend to go hand in hand).

Why should you Attend:

Do you have an effective HIPAA compliance program? New laws and funding mean increased risk for both business associates and covered entities! HIPAA Omnibus – Do you know what's involved and what you need to do? What does Omnibus mean for covered entities and business associates? Why should you be concerned? Court cases that are changing the landscape of HIPAA and patient's ability to sue!

TRIAL ATTORNEYS ARE MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!!

It is important to understand the new changes going on at Health and Human Services as it relates to enforcement of HIPAA for both covered entities and business associates as it relates to what we need to do as compliance officers. You need to know how to avoid being low hanging fruit in terms of audit risk as well as being sued by individuals who have had their PHI wrongfully discloses due to bad IT or internal administrative practices.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Updates for 2018
  • Requirements of Compliance Officers
  • New Definition of what Constitutes Protected Health Information
  • Real Life Litigated Cases
  • BYOD
  • Portable Devices
  • Business Associates and the Increased Burden
  • Emailing of PHI
  • Texting of PHI
  • Federal Audit Process
  • HIPAA and Suing – How this Works
  • Risk Assessment
  • Best Resources

Who Will Benefit:

  • Practice Managers
  • Any Business Associates who work with Medical Practices or Hospitals (i.e. Billing Companies, Transcription Companies, IT Companies, Answering Services, Home Health, Coders, Attorneys, etc)
  • MD's and other Medical Professionals

Speaker Profile:

Brian L Tuttle, CPHIT, CHP, CBRA, Net+, A+, CCNA, MCP is a Certified Professional in Health IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified HIPAA Administrator (CHA), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 18 years' experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting. With vast experience in health IT systems (i.e. practice management, EHR systems, imaging, transcription, medical messaging, etc.) as well as over 18 years’ experience in standard Health IT with multiple certifications and hands-on knowledge, Brian serves as compliance consultant and has conducted onsite and remote risk assessments for over 1000 medical practices, hospitals, health departments, insurance plans, and business associates throughout the United States.

Contact Info:

Netzealous LLC -MentorHealth
Phone No: 1-800-385-1607
Fax: 302-288-6884
Email: support@mentorhealth.com

Website: http://www.mentorhealth.com/

Webinar Sponsorship: https://www.mentorhealth.com/control/webinar-sponsorship/

HIPAA and Health IT Webinar: What you Need to Know as a Business Associate

Understand what it means to be a Business Associate and know what required safeguards, policies and procedures must be in place or make sure your current compliance program.

Training Options Duration: 60 Minutes

As defined by the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a Business Associate can be any organization or person working in association with or providing services to a Covered Entity who handles or discloses Protected Health Information (PHI) or Personal Health Records (PHR). With certain exceptions, a person or entity that creates, receives, maintains, or transmits PHI for a function or activity regulated by the HIPAA Privacy Rule for a Covered Entity is a Business Associate.

The HITECH Act, a recent update made to overall HIPAA regulations require Business Associates to comply with HIPAA mandates regarding the handling and use of health information. As a Business Associate you must comply with a wide-range of regulatory obligations, including certain privacy obligations, security standards, and breach notification requirements.

If your business needs to understand what it means to be a Business Associate and know what required safeguards, policies and procedures must be in place or make sure your current compliance program is adequate and can withstand government scrutiny, please join us for this informative and interactive session.

Why should you Attend:

There is a lot of confusion about the role and requirements of being a Business Associate. Organizations must be prepared prior to entering into these contracts for services as a vendor and subcontractor.

Attendees will leave the course clearly understanding of all the requirements that must be in place for the Business Associate – Covered Entity arrangement. After completing this course, a Business Associate will have a clear understanding as to what needs to be place when it comes to all of the HIPAA regulations.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Why was HIPAA created?
  • Who Must Comply with HIPAA Requirements?
  • What are the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules?
  • What are the Consequences of being a Business Associate
  • What is a HIPAA Compliance Program?
  • What is a HIPAA Risk Management Plan?
  • What is a HIPAA Risk Assessment?
  • What is the Role of the HIPAA Security Official?
  • What are HIPAA training requirements?
  • What is a HIPAA data breach and what happens if it occurs?
  • What are the penalties and fines for non-compliance and how to avoid them
  • Case Examples of HIPAA Data Breaches
  • Creating a Culture of Compliance

Who Will Benefit:

  • HIPAA Privacy Officer
  • HIPAA Security Officer
  • Health Information Technology Vendors and Staff
  • Third party administrators that assist health plans with claims processing
  • CPA firms whose accounting services to a health care provider involve access to protected health information
  • Pharmacy Benefits Managers that Manages a Health Plan's Pharmacist Network
  • Consultants that performs utilization reviews for hospitals
  • Vendor of Personal Health Records
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Chief Information Officer
  • General Counsel/Lawyer
  • Office Manager

Speaker Profile:

Jay Hodes president of Colington Security Consulting, LLC, which provides HIPAA consulting services for healthcare providers and business associates. Mr. Hodes has over 30 years of combined experience in risk assessments, site security evaluation, regulatory compliance, policy and procedures assessments, and federal law enforcement management. He is the former Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Mr. Hodes has been the keynote speaker and provided presentations regarding HIPAA compliance to a number of professional healthcare organizations. He has published over 30 educational articles regarding HIPAA compliance, been featured in Part B news articles and provided a guest post for the Electronic Health Reporter.

Contact Info:

Netzealous LLC -MentorHealth
Phone No: 1-800-385-1607
Fax: 302-288-6884
Email: support@mentorhealth.com

Website: http://www.mentorhealth.com/

Webinar Sponsorship: https://www.mentorhealth.com/control/webinar-sponsorship/

Course On Business Associates 2017 – 5 Top HIPAA Compliance Priorities

This session will explain Business Associate HIPAA compliance responsibilities. 

Training Options Duration: 60 Minutes

This session will explain Business Associate HIPAA compliance responsibilities.  There is a secret to Business Associate HIPAA compliance. The secret is – HIPAA Rules are easy to follow, step-by-step – when you know the steps.

Why should you Attend:

Business Associates organizations that create, receive, maintain or transmit Protected Health Information (PHI) on behalf of a Covered Entity or to provide a service or function involving PHI for a covered Entity are directly liable for compliance with HIPAA law protecting the privacy and security of PHI. If you are a Business Associate you must know exactly what you have to do to comply with HIPAA. But you have two hurdles.

First, your HIPAA responsibilities are new so you don't have the HIPAA compliance background and experience of your customers – Covered Entities.

Second, you are liable for compliance with the entire HIPAA Security Rule – and parts of the HIPAA Privacy and Breach Notification Rules. But at first, second and third glance it is difficult to find your Privacy and Breach Notification Rule obligations and no one is in charge! HIPAA only directs you to identify a Security Official to develop and implement Security Rule Policies and Procedures. It gives you no direction at all about developing Your Privacy and Breach Notification Rule compliance program.

Areas Covered in the Session:

This webinar for HIPAA Business Associates will cover HIPAA law that applies to Business Associates and the top 5 HIPAA Compliance Priorities:

  • The HIPAA Compliance Official – Who's in charge? – All HIPAA compliance responsibility rests squarely with top management. But authority to develop and implement a HIPAA compliance program is delegated to one or more Business Associate HIPAA Compliance Official(s). They must do more than just develop and implement Security Rule Policies and Procedures. Business Associate HIPAA Compliance Official's duties are a roadmap to develop, implement and maintain a Business Associate's HIPAA Compliance Program
  • Risk Analysis and Risk Management – the basis of HIPAA Compliance broken down into its 3 basic parts and explained step-by-step
  • Understand and implement the interconnected Business Associate Security Rule and Privacy Rule Compliance responsibilities with appropriate Policies and Procedures
  • Learn how to investigate, assess and document Potential Breaches and if necessary, make notifications required by the Breach Notification Rule
  • Understand Business Associate Agreements with a Covered Entity and a Subcontractor Business Associate Write your own Business Associate Agreement, recognize red flags, and avoid making your Subcontractor Business Associate your agent under the Federal Common Law of Agency by mistake.

Who Will Benefit:

  • C-Suite Executives
  • Compliance Official
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Risk Management Director
  • HIPAA Compliance Officer
  • HIPAA Privacy Officer
  • HIPAA Security Officer
  • Information Technology Supervisor
  • Healthcare Marketing Manager
  • General Counsel
  • Attorney
  • Certified Public Accountant

Speaker Profile:

Paul R. Hales received his Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University Law School and is licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States. He is an expert on HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach notification and Enforcement Rules with a national HIPAA consulting practice based in St. Louis. Paul is the author of all content in The HIPAA E-Tool, an Internet-based, Software as a Service product for health care providers and business associates.

Contact Info:

Netzealous LLC -MentorHealth
Phone No: 1-800-385-1607
Fax: 302-288-6884
Email: support@mentorhealth.com

Website: http://www.mentorhealth.com/

Webinar Sponsorship: https://www.mentorhealth.com/control/webinar-sponsorship/

HIPAA – Emailing, Texting, and Personal Devices (myths vs realities)

Areas covered will be texting, email, encryption, medical messaging, voice data, personal devices, and risk factors.

Training Options Duration: 90 Minutes

This lesson will be going into great detail regarding you practice or business information technology and how it relates to the HIPAA/HITECH Security Rule and securing PHI in transmission. I will go through multiple examples and specific scenarios and also offer simple common-sense solutions.

Areas covered will be texting, email, encryption, medical messaging, voice data, personal devices, and risk factors. I will uncover myths versus reality as it relates to this very enigmatic law based on over 1000 risk assessments performed as well as years of experience in dealing directly with the Office of Civil Rights HIPAA auditors. I will speak on specific experiences from over 18 years of experience in working as an outsourced compliance auditor, expert witness on multiple HIPAA cases in state law, and thoroughly explain how patients are now able to get cash remedies for wrongful disclosures of private health information.

More importantly I will show you how to limit those risks by simply taking proactive steps and utilizing best practices. Don't always believe what you read online about HIPAA, especially as it relates to encryption and IT, there are a lot of groups selling more than is necessarily required.

Why should you Attend: Confused about all of the misinformation relating to HIPAA, what you can and can't do? Let me get those questions FINALLY answered for you once and for all! There is unfortunately a lot of confusion about transmissions of protected health information and what we as business associates and covered entities need to do and what we SHOULD NOT do!

It is important to understand the new changes going on at Health and Human Services as it relates to enforcement of HIPAA for both covered entities and business associates as it relates to portable devices, texting, emailing, and transmission in general of protected health information (PHI).

You need to know how to avoid being low hanging fruit in terms of audit risk as well as being sued by individuals who have had their PHI wrongfully discloses due to bad IT practices. I have also been expert witness on multiple court cases where a business or medical practice is being sued for not doing their due diligence to minimize risk. These day's trial attorney's pose a higher risk than the Federal government!

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Updates for 2018
  • BYOD
  • Policies Regarding Personal Devices
  • Portable Devices – Best Practices
  • Doctors and Texting
  • Practical Solutions
  • Business Associates and the Increased Burden
  • Emailing of PHI
  • Texting of PHI
  • Federal Audit Process

Who Will Benefit:

  • Practice Managers
  • Any Business Associates who work with Medical Practices or Hospitals (i.e. Billing Companies, Transcription Companies, IT Companies, Answering Services, Home Health, Coders, Attorneys, etc)
  • MD's and other Medical Professionals

Speaker Profile:

Brian L Tuttle, CPHIT, CHP, CBRA, Net+, A+, CCNA, MCP is a Certified Professional in Health IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified HIPAA Administrator (CHA), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 18 years' experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting. With vast experience in health IT systems (i.e. practice management, EHR systems, imaging, transcription, medical messaging, etc.) as well as over 18 years’ experience in standard Health IT with multiple certifications and hands-on knowledge, Brian serves as compliance consultant and has conducted onsite and remote risk assessments for over 1000 medical practices, hospitals, health departments, insurance plans, and business associates throughout the United States.

In addition, Mr Tuttle has served in multiple litigated court cases serving as an expert witness offering input related to best practices and requirements for securing and providing patient access to protected health information. Mr. Tuttle has also worked directly with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) both in defending covered entities and business associates as well as being asked by the Federal government to audit covered entities and business associates on behalf of the OCR. Almost all of Brian’s clients are earned by referral with little or no advertising.

Brian is well known and highly regarded in medical circles throughout the United States for his quality work and down home southern charm Mr Tuttle has a Master's Degree in Health Sciences from Georgia State University and works nationally out of Kennesaw, GA

Contact Info:

Netzealous LLC -MentorHealth
Phone No: 1-800-385-1607
Fax: 302-288-6884
Email: support@mentorhealth.com

Website: http://www.mentorhealth.com/

Webinar Sponsorship: https://www.mentorhealth.com/control/webinar-sponsorship/