National and regional efforts to increase the use of electronic health records (EHRs) are intensifying concerns over patient confidentiality and security. Serious consideration is being given to amending the HIPAA privacy rule and security issues have never gone away.
As confusing as HIPAA may be, the current environment leaves healthcare managers with even more uncertainty in assessing and planning for the use of EHRs.
To help healthcare understand this evolving enforcement environment and learn where the risks are arising, the 3rd Annual Year-End Review of Medical Privacy, Security Enforcement audio seminar was created.
Participants will be briefed on:
- Lessons learned from the three criminal prosecutions invoking HIPAA;
- The expected liability issues facing users of EHRs;
- The OCR and CMS enforcement activities;
- State and federal court decisions that have further defined healthcare responsibilities;
- State actions affecting medical privacy and data security in healthcare;
- The privacy and data security enforcement outlook for 2007; and
Who Should Attend?
- Privacy and Security Officers
- Hospital Administrators and Board Members
- EHR professionals
- Compliance Managers
- HIM Professionals
- Government Policymakers
- Benefits Managers
- Healthcare Attorneys and Consultants
John Christiansen, Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's Committee on Healthcare Privacy, Security and Information Technology; and a member of the technical expert advisory panel for the HHS-funded EHR initiative, Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration, principle, Christiansen IT Law
Dennis Melamed, editor, Health Information Privacy/Security Alert.