Joseph M. Miller, associate attorney at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, presented a session on the topic of HIPAA, security, and other rural health legal considerations at the Iowa Association of Rural Health Clinics 2019 Annual Conference on May 8, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Key points outlined in Joseph’s presentation include important considerations to understanding HIPAA and the impact and protections associated with the law; protected health information (PHI) and the use of patient information; training staff on interacting with patients on the web and social media; the state of enforcement and investigations of current laws; and an overview of compliance programs for providers.
One specific example discussed in Joseph’s presentation was the decision made by Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, to fire a nurse at after she posted information on social media about a case of measles in the city.
About Joseph Miller
Joseph represents companies and individuals in matters relating to business and healthcare. Joseph draws on his experience as a federal judicial clerk, in-house counsel, and an attorney at a large law firm in Phoenix, Arizona, to provide enduring and practical solutions to his clients. Joseph is admitted to practice in both Iowa and Arizona. Joseph is also fluent in Spanish.
The following are representative of the services Joseph provides:
- Health Law – Compliance programs, HIPAA compliance planning, including the Business Associate Toolkit, Stark and Anti-kickback analysis, CHOW analysis for business transactions, review of employment and recruiting agreements, and compliance training.
- Business Law – M&A, securities and venture capital, corporate formation, including non-profits, commercial contract review, and outside general counsel.
About Iowa Association of Rural Health Clinics
The Iowa Association of Rural Health Clinic is managed by the Iowa Primary Care Association (Iowa PCA), a non-profit membership association comprised of community health centers and the Iowa Collaborative Safety Net provider Network, including rural health clinics. The mission of the Iowa PCA is to provide leadership by promoting, supporting, and developing quality health care for underserved populations in Iowa. More information at https://iarhc.org/.