Hospital Liability for Employee HIPAA Social Media Violations

Mark R. Brengelman

Mark R. Brengelman

Mark holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philosophy from Emory University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky. Retiring as an Assistant Attorney General, he now represents Health care professionals Two government ethics commissions, and Parents and kids in confidential child abuse and neglect cases,...
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Mark R. Brengelman

How and When may a Healthcare Facility be Liable for HIPAA Violations of its Own Employees?

This advanced webinar examines the role of social media violations by employees of health care facilities, here a hospital. More importantly, how and when may a health care facility be liable for HIPAA violations of its own employees? This webinar applies to hospitals and other health care facilities.

Erase the fear, uncertainty, and doubt about how a hospital may – or may not – be liable for HIPAA violations by its own employees and whether that misconduct is or is not within the scope of employment for which the hospital will be financially liable.

Find out how two similar legal cases in state court involving hospital employees' HIPAA violations can have quite different outcomes. Employment remedies are easy against hospital workers who violate HIPAA privacy – they simply get fired. But what about the liability attached to the hospital itself?  

This webinar gives the basics of HIPAA privacy as applied to hospitals and employees, with a review of standard social media rules and glaring examples of HIPAA violations for blatant social media abuses.  Next, this webinar examines two landmarks - but divergent - recent state court cases on hospital liability for employee HIPAA violations and social media.

Take a deep dive into how one hospital escaped liability, and another did not. In order to limit liability, this webinar covers employment best practices for social media rules. Finally, the attendees will learn tips and techniques to avoid hospital liability for its employee’s social media violations.

Webinar Objectives


  • What is HIPAA privacy applied to health care workers?  Learn the basics of HIPAA privacy as applied to hospitals and employees;
  • How do health care workers violate HIPAA with social media?  Look at examples of social media violations by health care workers;
  • What have the courts said about these legal situations?  Review detailed analysis of court cases involving hospital liability for employee HIPAA social media violations;
  • What can the hospital do to protect itself?  List employment best practices for social media rules;
  • Are there other consequences for HIPAA social media violations?  Look at state employment cases and state licensure board decisions, and;
  • Where are the guidelines to help:  Understand basic tips and techniques to defend yourself from liability.

Webinar Agenda


Employees who violate HIPAA in social media misuse simply get fired.  But what happens when the employer, the hospital or other health care entity, is sued for money damages along with the fired employee?  Learn how employee social media violations of HIPAA can cause financial ruin for their employing hospital.

Webinar Highlights


  • Basics of HIPAA privacy as applied to hospitals and employees;
  • Examples of social media violations by health care workers;
  • A detailed analysis of court cases involving hospital liability for employee HIPAA social media violations;
  • Employment best practices for social media rules;
  • Consequences for HIPAA social media violations, and;
  • Basic tips and techniques to defend yourself from liability.

Who Should Attend


  • Health care attorneys
  • Risk management officers
  • Corporate compliance officers in health care
  • Medical records staff of medical offices and health care entities
  • Hospital attorneys; health care practitioners who are covered entities
  • Law enforcement officers in health care compliance
  • State boards and agencies with jurisdiction over state licenses to practice a health care profession
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