Jim Sheldon-Dean
Jim Sheldon-Dean

Jim Sheldon-Dean Bio

Jim Sheldon-Dean is the founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC, a Vermont-based consulting firm founded in 1982, providing information privacy and security regulatory compliance services to a wide variety of healthcare entities. He is a frequent speaker regarding HIPAA, including speaking engagements at numerous regional and national healthcare association conferences and conventions and the annual NIST/OCR HIPAA Security Conference. Sheldon-Dean has more than 18 years of experience specializing in HIPAA compliance, more than 36 years of experience in policy analysis and implementation, business process analysis, information systems and software development, and eight years of experience doing hands-on medical work as a Vermont certified volunteer emergency medical technician. Sheldon-Dean received his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Vermont and his master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

HIPAA vs. SAMHSA 42 CFR Part 2 -Managing Disclosures of Substance Use Disorder Information

Description: This session focuses on the issues of managing disclosures of health information when it may involve substance use disorder treatment information.  HIPAA allows a number of disclosures without consent that SAMHSA prohibits without a specific consent.  We will explain how HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 are similar and ho...

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HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes and Guidance - What to Focus On and What’s New in 2019

Description: This Webinar is designed for the HIPAA professional who wishes to understand upcoming changes to HIPAA and related regulations in personal information privacy and security, as well as understand the privacy and security regulatory issues most frequently encountered in day-to-day operation of health care entities today.&nbs...

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HIPAA Audit and Enforcement Update - Latest Decisions and What To Expect in 2019

Background: The random HIPAA Compliance Audit program had a year of trial audits in 2012.  The US Department of Health and Human Services reviewed the results of that work and performed a second round of audits, this time including HIPAA Business Associates, beginning in 2016 and concluding in 2017.  The law calls for a perma

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HIPAA Issues with Texting and Mobile Devices in Healthcare — Meeting Privacy and Security Rule Requirements

  Key Points: HIPAA requirements Texting and mobile devices PHI protection Information security Communication security 

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