Nashua, NH (PRWEB) October 31, 2011
Electronic Health Records (EHR) are an important step in the evolution of healthcare. But while they promise to increase provider productivity, reduce administrative costs and decrease errors, they also present a serious security risk due to the sensitivity of the protected healthcare information (PHI) they contain. HiSoftware Inc., a leading provider of content-aware compliance and security solutions, together with noted attorneys Kenneth Rashbaum and Fernando Pinguelo, will review the emerging issues of EHRs and data compliance during their joint webinar, “EHR Security and the HIPAA Risk: Carrots, Sticks and More Carrots,” on Wednesday, November 9th at 2 pm ET/11 am PT.
During this complementary session, attorneys Kenneth Rashbaum and Fernando Pinguelo in conjunction with HiSoftware’s Eric Darbe, will discuss the information security risks associated with EHRs, the HIPAA/HITECH regulations that govern these records and the systems that house them, as well as the documented penalties for non-compliance. Rashbaum, who has deep experience helping hospitals design and execute strategies for HIPAA compliance, will discuss increasing government scrutiny and enforcement, and the measures health providers and insurers should take to protect PHI. Pinguelo will address common security threats that impact EHR, legal implications of a data breach, including reporting requirements and exposure to lawsuits, and effective solutions to minimize breaches. The panel will highlight technology strategies available as well as incentives and benefits of information governance and compliance.
WHAT: EHR Security and the HIPAA Risk: Carrots, Sticks and More Carrots
WHEN: November 9, 2011; 2 pm ET/11 am PT
WHO: Kenneth Rashbaum, Principal, Rashbaum Associates
Fernando Pinguelo, Partner at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus
Eric Darbe, Director of Product Marketing, HiSoftware
HiSoftware provides content-aware compliance and security solutions for the monitoring and enforcement of risk management and privacy guidelines across digital environments. The company’s solutions provide a data governance and compliance platform for content management and collaboration processes that support corporate and brand integrity, site quality, accessibility and confidentiality for public websites and portals, as well as internal intranets and SharePoint sites. HiSoftware’s customers include some of the largest US and international government agencies, as well as Global 2000 companies. The company is headquartered in the United States in Nashua, New Hampshire and has international offices in London, United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://www.hisoftware.com.