e-PHI: Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability, a November 17th audio conference on CD-ROM, helps your team address any challenges associated with securing e-PHI within your organization.
Under the HIPAA Security rule, covered entities must ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all electronic protected health information they create, receive, maintain, or transmit as well as protect against any reasonably anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such information.
Many healthcare organizations are still struggling with electronic protected health information and its presence in email, wireless devices, remote locations and information systems that exist outside officially sanctioned secure systems.
During this 90-minute audio conference on CD-ROM, our expert panel of speakers cover how organizations should be protecting e-PHI, not only in these unique situations, but across the enterprise, as well as e-PHI policies and procedures, training, sanctions, authentication and audit controls. We look at how e-PHI is different than PHI; whether business associates should be required to comply with specific security requirements; policies to protect ePHI on wireless devices, how much documentation must be retained and what retention period makes sense; and the interaction with future federal standards for interoperable electronic health records.
Your expert panel of speakers includes:
- Marilyn Lamar, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery;
- Mikel Lynch, Director of Corporate Compliance for University of Missouri Health Care; and
- Wayne Thompson, Vice President, Information Services and Technology and Security Officer, University of Medicine
and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Your speakers will discuss how they've addressed the following challenges related to e-PHI:
- Email and PHI, protecting through an integrated product or a third party product;
- e-PHI and wireless devices;
- Securing information existing outside officially sanctioned secure systems;
- Remote access of e-PHI;
- Ongoing training of employees on e-PHI;
- Employee sanctions for unauthorized access to e-PHI;
- Role-based access to e-PHI;
- Authentication; and
- Audit controls.
"Good information on what other organizations are doing," according to the assistant vice president of information systems at a benefits administrator.
"The presenters were very knowledgeable and related all material to real world applications," said Charles Brubaker, Consultant for Whitman-Walker Clinic.
You can "attend" this program right in your office and enjoy significant savings Ė no travel time or hassle; no hotel expenses. Itís so convenient! Invite your staff members to listen to the CD-ROM.
Who Will Benefit from this audio conference?
CEOs, privacy officers, security officers, information technology executives, HIPAA team leaders, compliance officers, business development and strategic planning directors.
About our Panelists:
Marilyn Lamar is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP based in its Chicago office. She is a member of the Health Department and co-chairs the Department's Information Technology practice group and its HIPAA practice group. She also chairs the Health Information Technology Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA).
Lamar has substantial experience in analysis of privacy and security issues, including rules proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services under HIPAA. She co-authored and edited the AHLA's HIPAA Privacy Special Member Briefing and The HIPAA Privacy Standards Proposed Modifications: A Step in the Right Direction. She is a frequent speaker to both attorney and provider audiences regarding HIPAA compliance issues and outsourcing.
She joined the Firm after serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Marilyn is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the Computer Law Association and the American Health Lawyers Association.
Wayne Thompson is the Vice President for Information Services & Technology at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. His career in information services spans 20 years.
Previously, at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where he served as vice president and chief information officer since 2001, he managed the information system's group for the Health Sciences University, which has three colleges and a faculty practice group.
Prior to joining Thomas Jefferson, Thompson served as Chief Information Officer at the University of South Florida Health Sciences Center in Tampa, Florida. He also serves on several professional committees, including chairman of the Group on Information Resources Benchmark Committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges and on the Philadelphia Board of Directors of the Society for Information Management.
Mike Lynch serves as the Director of Corporate Compliance for University of Missouri Health Care where he also serves as the Privacy Officer and Chair for the University Health Care HIPAA Task Force. He is also active in the Missouri SNIP.
Previously, he was the Manager of Integrated Technology Services, for University of Missouri Health Care, he was responsible for all administrative, operational and financial applications for the institution. He was also responsible for the institutional Year 2000 Program.
He was the Deputy Director for the Department of Public Safety for the State of Missouri, where he was responsible for personnel, accounting, budgeting and information technology. He also chaired the Automation Task Force of the Governors Commission on Management and Productivity (COMAP), which identified ways of streamlining government operations and providing higher levels of customer service.
In the early 1980ís he pioneered the use of Local Area Networks at the University of Missouri Campus and School of Medicine. He also developed the first PC interfaces with their mainframe systems.
He served in U.S. Army Strategic Communications Command as a Cryptography Specialist.
Lynch received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.