The onslaught of data breaches reported in the media has intensified interest in regulating healthcare to ensure the confidentiality of patient data. The reasons for protecting patient data go well beyond HIPAA. The costs of these breaches are climbing, public confidence is declining, and state and federal lawmakers are growing inpatient with the failure of organizations to protect sensitive data.
Healthcare organizations also are under growing pressure to improve security as federal and state governments are funding initiatives to create health information exchanges and electronic health records.
HHS is putting healthcare on notice that if it wants to enjoy the benefits of information technology, it must address the new and evolving security issues posed by advances in technology now.
The department issued guidance on remote computing security and now is revising its HIPAA security regulation to address these challenges.
To assist healthcare, Health Information Privacy/Security Alert is sponsoring Preparing for the New HIPAA Security Rules on Remote Access and Consumer Electronics.
This 90-minute audio seminar on Thursday, June 7, focuses on HHS's recently issued guidance and planned rewrite of the HIPAA security rule, and strategies for responding.
Participants will be briefed on:
- HHS's rationale behind its guidance from one of the senior HHS staffers who helped write it;
- What to expect from CMS in remote computing enforcement and further guidance;
- The Top 10 areas of risk;
- Examples of the new threats;
- Strategies for addressing the new risks;
Stanley Nachimson. Until his retirement in April, Stanley was CMS's Senior Technical Advisor for HIPAA, where he led the development of HIPAA Security and Transaction Standard regulations and interpretations. He has formed Nachimson Advisors, LLC to continue his work assisting the industry in adopting and effectively using healthcare technology to improve clinical and business outcomes.
Lesley Berkeyheiser. Lesley is Security and Privacy Co-Chair for the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Strategic National Implementation Process (WEDI SNIP) and a national authority on HIPAA privacy and security issues. She is also founder of The Clayton Group and partner of N-Tegrity Solutions Group, both HIPAA and healthcare management consulting companies.
Moderator: Dennis Melamed, editor/publisher of Health Information Privacy/Security Alert
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Privacy & Security Officers
- Healthcare Executives
- HIMS Professionals
- HIT Professionals
- EHR Professionals
- Health Plans
- Healthcare Providers
- Business Associates
- Healthcare Lawyers and Consultants