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Eseed Entrepreneurship Training
9/10/2014 6:00 AM - 12/8/2014 9:00 AM
FVTC Waupaca Regional Center Waupaca United States
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E-seed™ provides practical tools to prepare a business plan that can be applied immediately to your start-up or existing business. Gain awareness and expand your entrepreneurial and small business skills with these hands-on and interactive series.

Understanding and Implementing the Medical Device Directive 2Day Inperson Seminar
7/25/2014 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North chicago, Arizona United States
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This course will address the details of the MDD and includes other significant issues such as the Quality Management System (EN ISO 13485:2012), Risk Management (EN ISO 14971:2012), Clinical Evaluation (MDD Annex X), the role of harmonized standards, and the vigilance system.

Seminar on How to create a company harassment policy By TrainHR
7/24/2014 9:00 AM - 7/25/2014 6:00 PM
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport Burlingame, California United States
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Overview:

The workshop will start by assessing the group's "IQ" on what is workplace harassment by reviewing several scenarios. When a male supervisor harasses a male subordinate by engaging in verbal abuse and taunting gestures, does this constitute harassment? If an employee reports harassment and the complaint is immediately addressed, however, the harassment continues - does the employee have a case for harassment? When two employees are engaged in consensual relations, can this create a sexual harassment claim? The answers may surprise you. The purpose of this exercise is to heighten participants' awareness that harassment is not always black and white.

Why should you attend:

Harassment is very damaging to the work environment and business. It results in lost productivity, negative public relations, unnecessary litigation, excessive costs and ultimately damages employee morale. From January to September 2010, the EEOC received 99,992 charges which is the highest number of charges in the agency's 45 year history. Over this same time period the agency collect over $319 million in monetary benefits for individuals - which is the highest collected through administrative enforcement in the Commission's history (source: www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/statistics/enforcement/sexualharassment.ofm). Another alarming statistic is that with every 1.5% increase in unemployment, there is a 21% increase in litigation.

While just "general" harassment in the workplace is not actionable, employees do have rights with regard to harassment if the harassment is based on what is called a "protected class". Protected classes include protection from harassment based on sex, age, race, handicap/disability, national origin and religion. Therefore, if an employer subjects an employee to harassment because the employee is a member of a protected class, it could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars (in some cases over $1 million).

Areas Covered in the Session:

Legislation overseeing harassment & discrimination

Examples of harassment

Creating a company harassment policy

Conducting an investigation

Workplace factors that impact harassment

HR management

21 CFR Part 820 Quality System Regulation Applying Principles of Lean Documents
7/30/2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Event Fremont, California United States
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All life science businesses are required to maintain their Quality Management System (QMS) processes in a state of control, via controlled documents and objective evidence in the form of records. Medical device manufacturing plants, required to follow 21 CFR Part 820, have the additional responsibility to ensure that each and every step of the manufacturing process is controlled by work instructions, SOPs, set-up instructions, equipment maintenance, and support functions, and that evidence of this work is maintained by controlled records.

Best Practices in Supplier Management
7/29/2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Event Fremont, California United States
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Many companies spend a great deal of time and money in pursuit of compliance with this. Many companies can spend MUCH LESS time and money, and still be in control of their suppliers and in compliance with the regulations. This presentation will review the QSR and ISO requirements for supplier evaluation and assessment, and provide cost efficient, equally compliant options to many of the most common practices.

Combination Products FDAs Proposed Rule for GMP Requirements and Introduction and Expectations for
7/30/2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Event Fremont, California United States
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What is a combination product? What are some examples of combination products? How are combination products assigned for review? Where can I find guidance for how master files can be used in the submission of information relevant to my combination product? Determine which Center will review my combination or non-combination product?

FDA Device Software Regulation
7/29/2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Event Fremont, California United States
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Software's level of complexity and use is expanding at exponential levels. Likewise the potential risks to health follow suit. Problems with software create a number of different hurdles. Software may be a standalone device, control a device's performance, make calculations, identify treatment options or begin to play a more active role in making clinical decisions regarding patient management and treatment.

HIPAA Compliance Though Policies
7/30/2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
online event Fremont, California United States
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Overview: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") and its regulations (the "Privacy Rule" and the "Security Rule") protect the privacy of an individual's health information and govern the way that covered entities and now business associates collect, maintain, use, and disclose protected health information ("PHI"). Creation and implementation of policies and procedures are a requirement for HIPAA compliance.

For HIPAA, if it is not in writing, it is not. This maxim holds true for all covered entities and business associates when creating and implementing HIPAA compliance policies and procedures. To ensure compliance with HIPAA regulations, an organization must have written documentation as set forth by HIPAA's administrative requirements. Now that DHHS is considering breaches involving lack of a policy (even if HIPAA does not say that you must have a policy concerning that activity) as willful neglect, which carries the stiffest civil money penalties, you must consider what policies you need.

In this webinar, we will discuss what the required policies are, policies that you must have if they are reasonable and appropriate, and other policies that are not mentioned in HIPAA but that DHHS may nonetheless consider as being necessary. Learn what a policy should contain and how to draft a policy.

Areas Covered in the Session:

The HIPAA requirement to have policies and procedures

Required policies

Addressable policies

Other policies that may be necessary

Contents of HIPAA policies

How to write a policy

Training on policies

Retention of policies

Who Will Benefit:

HIPAA Compliance Officers

HIPAA Security Officers

HIPAA Privacy Officers, CFOs

CIOs

Medical Records Personnel

Health Information Management Professionals

Health Care Attorneys

Billing Services

Jonathan P. Tomes , J.D., is a health care attorney and partner in the law firm of TOMES & DVORAK, CHARTERED. He has written more than 50 books, including The Compliance Guide to HIPAA and the DHHS Regulations, and dozens of articles in the area of HIPAA compliance.

MentorHealth

Roger Steven

Phone No: 800-385-1607

FaX: 302-288-6884

webinars@mentorhealth.com

Event Link: http://bit.ly/1ptrhGu

http://www.mentorhealth.com/

Whats New in Windows Server 2012
7/29/2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Online seminar Fremont, California United States
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Why should you attend: What do you get when 10,000 engineers work on developing a software product for four years? Windows Server 2012, of course. There are literally hundreds of new features in this exciting version of server operating system. Before you deploy Windows Server 2012 in your environment, take a closer look at the new features presented in this Webinar.

Areas Covered in the Session:

The New Windows Server 2012 Interfaces

Navigating the Server

Sign Out, Shutdown, & Restart

Server Manager Dashboard

Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces

What are Server Groups?

The New File Explorer

What's New in Virtualization?

What's New in the File System?

What's New in RDP?

What's New in SMB Support?

What's New in Active Directory?

What's New in DNS?

What's New in BitLocker?

What's New in Smart Cards?

What's New in Security Auditing?

What's New in File Storage?

What's New in Task Manager?

Speaker Profile:

Zubair Alexander is a Microsoft MVP, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and the founder of SeattlePro Enterprises, LLC, an IT training and consulting company. He holds more than 25 industry certifications including MCT, MCSE, MCSA, MCDST, MCITP, MCTS, MCP+I, MCSA 2000/2003: Security, MCSE 2000/2003: Security, CNA, A+, Network+, Security+, CTT+ and CIW. His experience covers a wide range of spectrum: trainer, consultant, systems administrator, security architect, network engineer, author, technical editor, college instructor and public speaker.

Get Ready For the New HIPAA Audit Program Webinar By MentorHealth
8/13/2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
online event Fremont, California United States
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Overview: In this session we will discuss the HIPAA audit program and how it works, and discuss the areas that caused the most issues in the 2012 audits. We will explore what kind of issues and what kind of entities had the most problems, and show where entities need to improve their compliance the most.

We will also explore the typical risk issues that lead to breaches of health information and see how those issues may be a target for auditors in 2014

We will review the contents of the HIPAA Audit Protocol used in 2012 to show what documentation needs to be on hand should your organization be selected for an audit in 2014

The HIPAA Audit Protocol is not easy to use in its incarnation as a Web-based tool, and it does have several deficiencies because of the changes in the rules that became enforceable September 23, 2013. We will present methods for using the contents of the HIPAA Audit Protocol to build your own compliance plan by extracting and updating the contents and relating your compliance activities directly to the questions that might be asked

In this session we will discuss the HIPAA audit and enforcement regulations and processes, and how they apply to HIPAA covered entities and business associates. We will explain the enforcement regulations and the recent changes that increase fines and create new penalty levels, including new penalties for willful neglect of compliance that begin at $10,000

We will discuss what information and documentation must be prepared in advance so that you can be ready for an audit at any time, including sample information request forms and questions asked at prior audits

The session will also cover how to know if you may become the subject of an audit or enforcement action, and what you can do to help limit your exposure. We will discuss how most enforcement actions come about and what can be done to prevent incidents that lead to enforcement activity

The HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification regulations (and the recent changes to them) and how they will be audited will be explained. Documentation requirements for compliance will be explored and a framework of security policies necessary for compliance will be presented

The HIPAA Audit Protocol questions will be explored and ways of using the content to develop a compliance plan will be discussed. The process of exporting the questions will be shown, and a sample spreadsheet showing the results will be presented

The results of prior HHS audits (and their penalties) will be discussed, including recent actions involving multi-million dollar fines and settlements. A plan for attaining compliance will be presented. The steps to follow to prepare for an audit and respond to an audit request will be outlined

Why should you attend:

While in the past, audits had been performed only at entities that reported a breach or had a compliant filed against them, the new rule calls for audits whether or not there is a complaint or breach. This means that the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) can show up and ask to perform an audit on short notice, and your organization will need to provide a response in less than ten business days. Knowing what questions are likely to be asked and have been asked at prior HIPAA compliance audits can make preparing for and surviving a HIPAA audit much easier.

USDHHS has published the protocol used for the 2012 HIPAA audits by the HHS contractors, so it is possible to know much better now how to prepare for an audit. Nearly any health care covered entity may be subject to an audit; all entities need to know what kinds of questions they'll be asked, what information they'll need to provide and how to prevent issues that could lead to violations and fines.

Areas of weakness as shown in the 2012 audits and as shown by breach reports are likely targets for the next round of audit questions, and HHS is sending out requests for information to 1200 covered entities and business associates to determine their suitability to be audited.

If your organization is not ready, the HIPAA rules have new, significantly higher fines, including mandatory minimum fines of $10,000 for willful neglect of compliance. In addition, HIPAA enforcement has taken on a new importance at HHS; officials have publicly stated that enforcement is now a priority, and that means being ready for an audit is more important than ever. The "slap-on-the-wrist" days are over and fines and settlements are being levied, with more on the way -- don't let your organization be hit for an audit unprepared.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Find out what the audit process is, what HHS OCR is likely to ask you if you are selected for an audit, and what you'll have to have prepared already when they do

Learn how to make the HIPAA Audit Protocol useful to you as a way to organize and track your compliance work, and collect your documentation references

Find out what you'll need to have documented to survive an audit and avoid fines

Learn how to use an information security management process to evaluate risks and make decisions about how best to protect PHI and meet patient needs and desires

Find out what policies and procedures you should have in place

Learn about the training and education that must take place and be documented to ensure your staff uses health information properly and does not risk exposure of PHI

Find out the steps that must be followed in the event of a breach of PHI

Learn about how the HIPAA audit and enforcement activities are now being increased and how you must be prepared or risk significant penalties

Who Will Benefit:

Compliance Director

CEO

CFO

Privacy Officer

Security Officer

Information Systems Manager

HIPAA Officer

Chief Information Officer

Health Information Manager

Healthcare Counsel/lawyer

Office Manager

Background :

The random HIPAA Compliance Audit program had a year of trial audits in 2012. The US Department of Health and Human Services has reviewed the results of that work and the HIPAA audit program is being restarted in 2014 based on what was learned from the 2012 audits.

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 health care entities.

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