NYSCAL Emergency Preparedness Webinar For NYC Providers
Data Security and HIPAA in Assisted Living: Practical Tips about Compliance Security and Current Trends
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
NYSCAL, in conjunction with NYC DOHMH, is hosting a free Webinar for all New York City Providers; Members and Non-Members. The topic is: Cyber (Data) Security & HIPAA in Assisted Living: Practical Tips about Compliance Security & Current Trends. Presented by: Kurt Bratten, ESQ., O’Connell & Aronowitz
This webinar will discuss the trends and increasing risks associated with data breaches experienced by businesses of all sizes and levels of sophistication, including assisted living and long term care facilities. With an emphasis on the most recently imposed requirements under the HIPAA Final Rule, this session will review how facilities are affected by the requirements of the HITECH Act and what facilities MUST DO to meet their obligations. This session will offer practical tips about data security and compliance. NYSCAL will provide CEUs for participation. Once you submit your registration, you will receive a confirmation email. A few days before the webinar, you will receive instructions on how to login for the webinar and a phone number to call in for the audio version. If you have any questions, please contact Carla Erhartic at firstname.lastname@example.org Click on the link below to register.
This monthly electronic newsletter is a guide to upcoming training sessions related to preparedness.
As you know, earlier this summer there were 121 cases of Legionnaire’s Disease in the New York City area, resulting in 12 fatalities. In response, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued an order on August 6th requiring all cooling towers in NYC must be tested and disinfected within 14 days from receipt of the order. You can read the full order here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/diseases/legi-comm-order.shtml.
Additionally, the State has also issued emergency regulations requiring the registration, testing, inspection and certification of cooling towers throughout New York State.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please email Michele O’Connor at email@example.com
Assisted living providers, please take a moment to download the NY ALFA 2014 Summer Newsletter to access information related to spring/summer activities and developments.
In this issue:
- Successful 2014 Legislative Sessions
- New ACF Common Application
- Advocacy Day recap
We are pleased to announce that the Adult Care Facility/Assisted Living Residence Common Application has now been posted to the Health Commerce System (HCS). The Department, NY ALFA, and other associations are hosting a number of training sessions across the State to educate DOH staff, providers, and other interested parties on the use of the new application as well as several new forms designed to expedite the review of applications meeting certain specific criteria.
The training session schedule is below:
September 10: Albany
September 23: Syracuse
October 2: Long Island
October 20: Buffalo
October 21: Rochester
November 6: Queens
November 10: Westchester
There will limited space at each location. If you or other members of your organization are interested in attending, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
Also, all questions related to the new application and associated forms must be directed to DOH at the following email address: email@example.com. Please send Michele O’Connor any questions submitted to DOH at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding existing applications should continue to be directed to the designated project manager.
Contact NY ALFA at (518) 465-8303 if you have any questions or would like additional information.
The following four articles from The Business Review highlight how the rapidly aging population will affect the healthcare workforce, development of senior care communities, and various aspects of the health care system.
The Business Review article highlights how the aging population has created a rising demand for residential housing options for seniors.
Senior living providers discuss how innovative offerings can better serve baby boomers and save money for the state by keeping seniors out of nursing homes longer.
The aging population is increasing demand for those in senior care roles, but a variety of other factors including strained budgets and shifts in the way seniors are cared for are reshaping the healthcare workforce.
JoAnn Costantino, CEO of The Eddy, highlights her predictions for the elder care industry in an article appearing in The Business Review.