The Faculty

  • Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

    Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

727W – HIPAA & HITECH Made Easy for Behavioral Health Professionals

What you need to know, but are afraid to ask.

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CE 1-Hour “On Demand” Training Webinar recording

Are you like most clinicians, confused by legal updates? This webinar will address both the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH).

TMHI is known for boiling down complex concepts into plain English to help you understand your choices and be compliant. Join us for this webinar to reach the following learning objectives, and more.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Name 5 little known, yet essential changes to HIPAA and HITECH as of January 2013
  • Give at least 2 reasons identified by leading mental health professional associations regarding warnings against using Skype with clinical populations
  • Name the top US government website to reference when needing HIPAA/HITECH information
  • Identify more than 60 HIPAA Compliant alternatives to Skype
  • Intelligently discuss how HITECH relates to HIPAA
  • Identify at least 3 HIPAA requirements for risk assessment
  • Identify 3 states that have laws that are even more stringent than HIPAA for privacy or security
  • Explain why simply meeting encryption requirements is not adequate to be in compliance with HIPAA requirements
  • Identify at least one reason that HIPAA evokes concern among clinicians with regard to duty to warn

This program is for beginning and intermediate-level “tele-practitioners” in these disciplines:

Skype, HIPAA & HITECH Made Easy for Behavioral Health Professionals
  • Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Drug & Alcohol Specialists
  • Medical Professionals such as Psychiatrists, Internists, Pediatricians, Gerontologists
  • Psychologists, Physicians Assistants & Nurse Practitioners

Webinar includes:

  • Webinar video recording
  • Presentation slides
  • Webinar handout


This course does not currently qualify for ASWB-approved Continuing Education. Thank you for your patience as we retrofit our courses with required changes before we can offer them for ASWB-approved CE Hours. Contact us if you have questions or if you’d like us to expedite this course for ASWB approval.

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