Feeling Anti-Social? HIM Privacy and Social Media

Seminar Date: April 12, 2011
Faculty:Chris Apgar, CISSP


Nowadays, most business and healthcare interactions take place online, and social media have has changed the way we communicate, bringing new concerns about information-sharing with them. Is your information secure? Understand social media in a healthcare context, and educate your staff on their social media use both at work and home through this session. Privacy and security officers, health information management (HIM), and IT directors, and CIOs can learn how to protect their organizations through appropriate policies, education, and training, and implementation of appropriate technical safeguards. A live Q & A session immediately following clarifies crucial points.

In this information-packed audio seminar, we will explore what social media is,risks involved with social media, policy considerations, and how to monitor social media for inappropriate use and how to prevent inappropriate use before it happens. You and your staff enjoy the same cost- and time-saving benefits you’ve come to count on, since the seminars come to you.


  • Describe social media
  • Understand the risks
  • Review policy considerations
  • Learn appropriate risk management strategies
  • Deliver case scenarios that illustrate risks and best practices

Who Should Attend
Privacy and security officers, HIM and IT directors, and CIOs

About the Presenter
Chris Apgar, CISSP, president of Apgar and Associates, LLC, and former HIPAA compliance officer for Providence Health Plans, is a nationally recognized expert on information security, privacy, transaction and code sets, national identifier, HIPAA, and electronic health information exchange. Mr. Apgar is the vice chair for marketing and communications, Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Board of Directors, and has served on the Board for five years. He chairs the Oregon and SW Washington Healthcare Privacy and Security Forum for the 11th year. His clients range from small to large health plans, providers, healthcare clearinghouses, vendors, non-profits, government agencies, and health care associations. Mr. Apgar has also been endorsed by the Oregon Medical Association to assist members with privacy, security, and regulatory compliance, and is a nationally known speaker and author.

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