Melamedia Seminar Discusses Enforcement and Compliance Realities of New HHS Breach Rules

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New data breach rules to place more attention on data security, data privacy compliance programs.

Healthcare organizations now face a new layer of regulatory compliance as HHS and the FTC released final regulations governing breach notification. The federal government assumes that healthcare organizations are already prepared because of existing state laws. However, the new regulations require new reviews and assessments of health data stewardship practices.

The regulations represent a new layer of regulation that goes beyond HIPAA that will generate more federal and state enforcement attention on compliance with HIPAA privacy and security requirements.

To help healthcare organizations understand and implement the new regulations, Melamedia, LLC, publishers of Health Information Privacy/Security Alert, is sponsoring a 90-minute audio seminar on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009:

Meeting the New Health Data Breach Notification Requirements

Participants will be briefed on:

  • The core requirements of the HHS regulation and how they relate to the FTC's rules;
  • Understanding risk in the context of reporting breaches;
  • New definitions of encryption and document destruction;
  • The new rules for research and limited data sets;
  • Key areas of training for the healthcare workforce;
  • Where healthcare organizations should re-examine existing access controls;
  • Strategies for managing contracts with Business Associates;
  • Assessing whether state laws pre-empt the federal regulations;
  • The outlook for enforcement; and

much more

Who Should Listen

  • HIPAA Privacy and Security Officers
  • Health Information Management Professionals
  • Healthcare Administrators
  • Healthcare CIOs
  • Health Insurers
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Third Party Administrators
  • Business Associates
  • Researcher Administrators and Researchers
  • Patient Safety and Quality Professionals
  • Drug and Medical Device Makers
  • Health IT Professionals
  • Electronic Health Record Vendors
  • State and Local Health Officials
  • Personal Health Record Vendors
  • Healthcare Attorneys and Consultants

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009
1 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

The Faculty

John Christiansen, JD. is Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's Committee on Healthcare Privacy, Security and Information Technology; a member of the technical expert advisory panel for the HHS-funded Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration; and is the principle in Christiansen IT Law. He is also a professor at the Information School of the University of Washington where he teaches Policy, Law and Ethics in the Masters of Science in Information Management Executive Program.

Dennis Melamed, editor and publisher of Health Information Privacy/Security Alert, has 30 years of experience writing about business and regulatory affairs in Washington, DC. Dennis is an adjunct professor at the Drexel College of Medicine where he lectures on patient data stewardship and research issues. He is also the chief editor and lead author of the three-volume HIPAA Handbook reference set. He is a frequent lecturer and columnist on health information confidentiality and security issues.

Continuing Education Credits

All seminar participants will receive a certificate of participation
1.5 IAPP Credits - Pending

To register or order a recording of the seminar, vist http:/


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