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Telemental Health Institute to Hold a Webinar Entitled "Free and Low-Cost, HIPAA- Compliant Alternatives to Skype" Wednesday, April 29th

On April 29, 2015, TeleMental Health Institute will host a one hour webinar entitled: Free and Low-Cost, HIPAA-Compliant Alternatives to Skype. The webinar will explore the use of Skype in telehealth and telemental health services; examine requirements of US laws known as HIPAA and the HITECH Act as well as various association ethical codes. A list of HIPAA-compliant alternatives including FREE and compliant videoconferencing services will be made available to all participants.

Cheyenne, WY, April 22, 2015 --( A new webinar is planned by Marlene Maheu, Ph.D., founder of the Telemental Health Institute, discussing how to be HIPAA and HITECH compliant while offering telehealth services. The webinar will explain the limits and contraindications of using Skype. The webinar will take place on April, 29, 2015 at 2 PM Eastern, 11AM Pacific.

The event page states “Skype. If you’re thinking about telepractice, you’re thinking about Skype. Are you aware of the risks and rewards of Skype?” The aim of the webinar is to provide participants alternatives that they may be unfamiliar with. Participants are expected to gain knowledge to keep them in line with the most appropriate tools available.

The webinar will be recorded for those unable to attend. Participants will learn the importance of privacy protection in technology use, the reasons Skype is not HIPAA complaint, be able to define “audit trails” and their importance. Participants will also be expected to: be able to define “breach notification tools” and their importance, know 3 different HIPAA compliant alternatives to Skype, understand what a “Business Associate agreement is, be able to explain how adherence to HIPAA & HITECH are relevant to both state law and ethical codes, and name at least 1 resource to find HIPAA compliant alternatives to Skype.

The online program will offer one hour of CE credits for psychologists, counselors, California MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and Nurses. The webinar includes a webinar recording, presentation slides, full access to the TMHI Community Forum to ask related questions, the ability to take post-test and course evaluation online, access to cutting edge technology, webinar handouts, printable course completion certificate, full customer support, and 100% money-back guarantee for 30 days.
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