HIPAA Privacy and Security Seminar 2016 by Brian L. Tuttle

Fremont, CA, Jan 29: NetZealous, a leading provider of regulatory compliance trainings for a wide range of regulated industries, has announced the successful completion of a two-day seminar in San Diego on January 28 and 29, 2016. This interactive seminar, whose topic was “HIPAA Privacy and Security Seminar 2016”, had Brian L. Tuttle, a senior Compliance Consultant & IT Manager, InGauge Healthcare Solutions as Speaker.

Professionals at various levels of the healthcare industry need to have a grasp of HIPAA Security/Privacy. A thorough understanding of how to conduct a risk assessment is critical if they have to avoid being sued by patients or being hauled up by them for civil remedy under HIPAA. This calls for creation of proper policies, as well as a full understanding of the best practices and the risk factors to avoid.

This seminar offered this very important understanding. The speaker explained to Practice Managers and Compliance Officers from many reputable healthcare organizations, who were present at the seminar, everything that is involved in a HIPAA audit, such as how it is done, why it is being done, the risk factors involved, how to avoid an audit altogether, and what to expect if audited.

More details about the seminar can be had from http://www.globalcompliancepanel.com/control/globalseminars/~product_id=900342SEMINAR?HIPAA-upcoming-changes-San-Diego

About the speaker:

Brian L Tuttle is a Certified Professional in Health IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) and Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA) with over 15 years’ experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting.

Brian serves as compliance consultant and has conducted onsite risk assessments for over 200 medical practices, hospitals, and business associates throughout the United States.

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About NetZealous:

NetZealous, a Fremont, CA-registered organization, DBA GlobalCompliancePanel offers a broad range of high quality regulatory and compliance-related professional trainings and services relating to medical devices, pharmaceutical, FDA, clinical trials, laboratory compliance, biologicals, drugs, food and biotechnology.

In the opinion of Satisha Naraharimurthy, CEO of NetZealous, this seminar, coming as it does on a topic of such importance as about HIPAA Security/Privacy; will offer clarity on the core topic of HIPAA.

According to Shahanshah Manzoor, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at NetZealous, this seminar has been a full detour of the intricacies of HIPAA, something that is of very high relevance to professionals in the regulated industries.

Liju Mathew, Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer at NetZealous, said that it is a matter of satisfaction that this NetZealous seminar offered something of high value to its participants, as NetZealous seminars always do.

Contact information:

Call: 1-800-447-9407;

Visit: http://www.netzealous.com/

The Impact of New OSHA Field Operations Manual on the Energy Industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which is tasked with making regulations for the ensuring the safety of workers at any kind of workplace, has been continuously issuing and updating guidelines on how to implement these in each of the industries it covers.

As regards the energy industry, OSHA issued a new set of guidelines in late 2015. This latest set of guidelines is quite comprehensive in that it greatly empowers OSHA’s compliance and safety officers or inspectors. It issued these guidelines in the form of the Field Operations Manual.

Why was the Field Operations Manual issued now?

The need for pushing through changes into the existing regulations on workplace safety in the energy sector, especially in the oil and gas industries, was felt in the light of a sharp increase in the number of accidents and fatalities in these industries from the time of the last amendment to OSHA guidelines for these industries in 2011.

Highlights of the major changes sought into the Field Operations Manual

The OSHA Field Operations Manual brings about fairly comprehensive changes into the regulations relating to the oil and gas industries of the energy sector. Some of its notable highlights include these:

  • An OSHA compliance and safety officer is empowered to carry out inspections in a single employer’s different worksites even when an accident has taken place in only one of them
  • The OSHA Field Operations Manual has also brought down the rate of reduction of penalty for good faith employers from 35 to 25 percent
  • In continuance of the above, if employers have not been inspected for the previous five years; there is no increase in the reduction rate
  • There is an across-the-board reduction in penalty discounts. For employers with 26-100 employees, it is now 30 percent from the previous 40, while for businesses that employ between 101 and 250 employees have to face a reduced penalty discount from 20 to 10 percent

Additional modifications


The VUCA approach to leadership

With all the excitement and fulfillment that comes with leadership; challenge inheres into it. These qualities are the two sides of the leadership coin. Only leaders who are smart and nimble and can handle the VUCA challenge can lead organizations and their businesses and take them forward.

What is VUCA?

VUCA is a term used to denote volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Rooted in the military, these four challenges are considered integral to the test of leadership, and overcoming these is the key to success. No business situation comes without these factors, either singly or all together.

The challenge of putting this acronym into practice is that each is independent of the other, and each has its own application in a given situation. One or more approaches may have to be applied to these challenges in a situation.

Identifying which of these to use in any given situation is the starting point of overcoming the VUCA challenge.

Volatility: It is a given that most business situations are hardly calm or predictable. This is what makes it appealing and charming, yet challenging. A leader has possess the ken for understanding the nature of volatility in a business situation, the situations or reasons that cause it, and the ways of dealing with it. Volatility is embedded into a business because of its core nature –that of change being the only constant.

Uncertainty: Any business, no matter how profitable it could be or how much it is expected to grow, comes with uncertainty. An unexpected development can spring up at any time and present a problem of any magnitude. Unpredictability is deeply intertwined with uncertainty.

Complexity: If business situations were simple, they would not be needing the attention of qualified and experienced leaders. Business situations are by their nature complex. It consists of many separate or interconnected parts, each of which needs proper understanding and sizing up.

Ambiguity: Another of the challenges leadership has to face constantly is ambiguity. There is lack of clarity in most given situations in a business, and there is much lesser clarity on the outcome of actions taken. This makes most business situations ambiguous by nature.

How do leaders go about overcoming VUCA?

Given the nature of these challenges, there is no single, clear-cut method of dealing with each of these. In any situation, any of these challenges could crop up. A generalized approach that leadership can take for tackling the VUCA-related challenges could be: