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Director, Privacy & Data Protection

Company: Health Support Center
Location: Brentwood
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

LifePoint Health- Health Support CenterLifepoint Health is a leader in community-based care and driven by a mission of Making Communities Healthier. Our diversified healthcare delivery network spans 29 states and includes 63 community hospital campuses, 32 rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals, and more than 170 additional sites of care across the healthcare continuum, such as acute rehabilitation units, outpatient centers and post-acute care facilities. We believe that success is achieved through talented people. We want to create places where employees want to work, with opportunities to pursue meaningful and satisfying careers that truly make a difference in communities across the country.We are always looking for people inspired to help us in our mission. If you are someone who wants to change the lives of patients, drive success for our partners and be part of a team driven to improve care, we may have your next opportunity.POSITION SUMMARY:The Director, Privacy & Data Protection supports the oversight and operations of the Company's Privacy and Data Protection programs. -ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. -

  • Oversee all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance, and adherence to the organization's policies and procedures covering the privacy of, use, disclosure and access to, patient health information (PHI) in compliance with federal and state laws and the organization's information security and privacy practices.
  • Serve as subject matter expert (SME) regarding privacy and/or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) related matters to all LifePoint Health facilities and affiliates.
  • Maintains current knowledge of applicable federal and state privacy laws (EPHI & PII) and accreditation standards.
  • Establishes and administers a process for investigating and acting on privacy and data protection com-plaints, Performs required breach risk assessment, documentation, and mitigation.
  • Lead quarterly Privacy operations meetings to update and educate Facility Privacy Officers on new laws, regulations, Company initiatives, projects, etc. - -
  • Research privacy-related topics and developments and work with hospital and Company leadership on proactive initiatives to mitigate Privacy risks across the Company.
  • Collaborate with the information protection team to ensure alignment between security and privacy compliance programs including policies, practices, investigations, and acts as a liaison to the ITS department.
  • Provide training, resources, and tools to enable Facility Privacy Officers to investigate and respond to patient privacy complaints.
  • Collaborate with the Company's Legal and Compliance department to coordinate, create, and draft responses to government related privacy investigations.
  • Review requests for changes and modification to Business Associate Agreements (BAA) in which the Company enters.
  • Support the Company's Enterprise Risk Management Tool utilized for incident management and issue tracking, risk assessments, and surveys. -
  • Represent Information Protection & Privacy as a member of the Company Policy Committee, Compliance Committee, and ITS Technology Review Board.
  • Works cooperatively with the Health Information Management (HIM) HSC teams and other applicable organization units in overseeing patient rights to inspect, amend, and restrict access to protected health information when appropriate.
  • Serves as privacy resource to the organization regarding release of information and to all departments for all privacy related issues.
  • Lead by example and promote a culture of compliance throughout the organization, and work to strengthen the Company's compliance program.
  • Provide due diligence support for mergers and acquisitions as needed or requested. - -
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Health Support Center, Franklin , Director, Privacy & Data Protection, Executive , Brentwood, Tennessee

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