Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) December 2, 2009
Healthcare organizations would have remembered 2009 as a particularly hectic year regardless of the healthcare reform debate. They confronted new sets of requirements for managing and protecting patient information under American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. And with almost one year under its belt, the Obama Administration has demonstrated a strong commitment to electronic health records and data privacy and security.
While there are many clues, there are still some questions over where this administration is headed from an enforcement perspective. The new breach notification requirements as well as the broadening of who is covered by HIPAA have made the compliance environment a little murky And that is without including the fundamental reshuffling of enforcement responsibilities for HIPAA privacy and security within HHS.
Not all things are murky, however. Business Associates are becoming an attractive target under HIPAA for federal prosecutors for many reasons.
To help healthcare organizations and Business Associates understand the new regulatory and enforcement environment, Melamedia, LLC, publishers of Health Information Privacy/Security Alert is sponsoring a 90-minute audio seminar: The 6th Annual Review of Medical Privacy and Data Security Enforcement.
When and Where
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
1 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern
Participants will be Briefed On:
- The outlook for criminal enforcement of HIPAA and other health data management laws;
- The new enforcement focus on Business Associates;
- Why HIPAA will become a more popular enforcement vehicle for the Justice Department and U.S. Attorneys;
- The implications of OCR's new enforcement rules;
- Key court decisions in 2008;
- The enforcement implications of federal breach notification regulations;
- The latest analysis of OCR and CMS enforcement activities; and much more.
Who Should Listen:
- Privacy Officers
- Security Officers
- HIPAA Business Associates
- Hospital Compliance Executives
- Fraud & Abuse Professionals
- HIM Professionals
- EHR Vendors
- PHR Vendirs
- Healthcare Payers
- Human Resources Executives
- Personal Data Collection Companies
- State and Federal Government Policymakers
- Biomedical Product Manufacturers
- Healthcare Attorneys
- Healthcare Consultants
Peter Winn, Esq., Since 1994, Mr. Winn has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice. He is the Civil Health Care Fraud Coordinator in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle, WA. He also teaches a course on privacy at the University of Washington Law School.
Dennis Melamed. Mr. Melamed is the editor and publisher of Health Information Privacy/Security Alert and has 30 years of experience writing about business and regulatory affairs in Washington, DC. He also is an adjunct professor at the Drexel College of Medicine, where he lectures on health data stewardship issues.
Continuing Education Credits
All seminar participants will receive a certificate of participation 1.5 IAPP Credits
To learn more and register for this important seminar, visit http://www.melamedia.com
Can't Make the Date? Order the CD & Course Materials
The CD recording with all course materials are excellent educational and briefing resources. They also qualify for IAPP credits.
To learn more, visit http://www.melamedia.com