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HIPAA & Data Privacy Manager

Company: Patterson Companies
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Overview The HIPAA and Data Privacy Manager is responsible for the Company's privacy program, including (i) daily oversight of the privacy program, (ii) development, implementation, and maintenance of privacy-related policies, procedures, and trainings, (iii) monitoring of privacy program compliance, (iv) investigation and tracking of privacy-related incidents and breaches, and (v) ensuring the Company complies with required state, federal, and international privacy requirements and regulations. Responsibilities

  • Builds a strategic and comprehensive HIPAA compliance program that defines, develops, maintains, and implements policies and processes that enable consistent, effective privacy practices which minimize risk and ensure the confidentiality of protected health information (PHI), paper and/or electronic, across all media types. Ensures HIPAA privacy forms, policies, standards, procedures, and contract templates are up-to-date.
  • Works with stakeholders across the organization to establish a governance framework for the Company's HIPAA and data privacy programs, including engaging with members of the Company's commercial software development teams to address HIPAA and privacy considerations throughout our software portfolio.
  • Establishes and maintains a process to track, investigate, and report inappropriate access and disclosure of PHI and monitors patterns of inappropriate access and/or disclosure of PHI.
  • Performs and/or oversees HIPAA and data privacy risk assessments and remediation activities.
  • Builds a general privacy program that addresses GDPR, CCPA, and other relevant data privacy requirements, including developing, implementing, and operationalizing policies, procedures, and training.
  • Assesses and enhances the manner in which sensitive data (e.g., PHI, PII, PCI) is received, transmitted, and stored by the Company, including identifying and implementing opportunities for improving data security and retention protocols.
  • Initiates and promotes activities that increase HIPAA and privacy awareness within the organization. Identifies and communicates regularly to internal stakeholders on privacy compliance updates, including, but not limited to, those related to HIPAA, GDPR, and CCPA.
  • Leads efforts related to CMS claim reporting responsibilities for software providers.
  • Provides advice to and partners with the Information Security Department on data security and classification matters. Partners with Information Security Team Members to draft, implement, and operationalize policies, procedures, and trainings related to data security and classification.
  • Supports the Information Security Department related to its cybersecurity program, including supporting risk assessments and implementing and operationalizing policies, procedures, and trainings.
  • Supports and leads the execution of privacy maturity assessments and risk assessments.
  • Maintains the lead role in ensuring the Company has and maintains the appropriate privacy and confidentiality consents, forms, and notices related to its engagement and business with third parties and customers.
  • Oversees, develops, and delivers HIPAA and general privacy training to the Company's employees.
  • Manages the development, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of all business associate agreements (BAAs) to address privacy concerns, requirements, and responsibilities.
  • Develops and implements a breach notification and remediation playbook. Manages breach determination and notification requirements under HIPAA, state, and other regulatory requirements.
  • In conjunction with the Chief Compliance & Regulatory Officer and Director, Compliance, helps represent the organization's privacy interests with external parties, as needed, including reviews, inquiries, or investigations by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Office for Civil Rights.
  • Reports to the Director, Compliance and serves as Patterson's Privacy Officer. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelors Degree required. Privacy certification preferred.
    • 7+ years of experience leading, creating or managing privacy programs.
    • Knowledge and experience in state and federal information privacy laws and regulations, including HIPAA and the HITECH Security Act.
    • Extensive familiarity with legislation and standards for the protection of PHI.
    • Familiarity with GDPR and CCPA compliance requirements.
    • Demonstrated ability to draft, implement, and operationalize policies, procedures, and employee training.
    • Demonstrated organization, facilitation, written and oral communication, and presentation skills.
    • Demonstrated skills in collaboration, teamwork, and problem-solving.
    • Excellent writing skills.
    • A high-level of integrity and trust. Benefits Benefits: We provide competitive benefits, unique incentive programs and rewards for all eligible employees. Please click here for an overview of benefits offered. EEO Statement An Equal Opportunity Employer As a people-first company, Patterson promotes a culture that embodies and celebrates diversity and inclusivity. We believe our employees' unique experiences and differences are what strengthen us and drive our success. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. We are Patterson. We welcome you.

Keywords: Patterson Companies, St. Paul , HIPAA & Data Privacy Manager, Executive , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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