Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Is the Neurodiagnostic Equipment you are using keeping patient data secure?

Although most techs do get HIPPA compliance training on a yearly basis, you won’t want to miss next week’s ASET monthly webinar, on Wed. Feb. 15th!  It is not about general guidelines and refraining from talking about patient care in the elevator!

 The topic is about HIPPA compliance for our neurodiagnostic equipment.  I heard Simon Griffin give a short version of this talk as an abstract at the 2016 ASET annual conference in Pittsburgh.  His discussion is a real eye opener!  He asks some reality check questions about the equipment that we leave in various places all over the hospital.   We enter a lot of patient data right at the recording system these days, including patient history.  We leave these systems at patients’ bedsides overnight, untended. 

We have remote monitors set up in nursing stations so that others can see what is going on in the epilepsy monitoring unit’s patient rooms.  Who else might take note of what is going on in the patient rooms via that monitor in addition to the nursing staff who assist with monitoring patients?

Do you have one password for all systems you use in the department?  Who might discover passwords and use them without your knowledge?

Simon is an excellent speaker and an expert on neurodiagnostic equipment so don’t miss this one!
This informative ASET webinar begins at 1:00 p.m. EST, noon CST on Wed. Feb. 15th.  To register for the live event and have an opportunity to discuss your concerns with our speaker, please use this link to go to our registration webpage:  webinar registration
If you can't attend the live event, we will have the recording available for purchase soon after the event.  The pricing for both the live and the recorded event is $25 for ASET members, and $40 for non-members.  One ASET CEU is awarded to those who complete the webinar quiz.  A separate webinar quiz is available for purchase.