Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 27, 2013
APEX HealthCare IT, a trusted provider of healthcare information technology with more than 35 years of experience in the IT industry, today announced their webinar series designed to provide medical practitioners and other healthcare providers with key information and guidance required to assure full compliance with Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) regulations.
“Our team has followed very closely and studied how HIPAA – HITECH regulations will affect those in the healthcare industry. We launched the webinar series as a way to help better educate and inform our customers and decided to open this education to others in the healthcare fields that are affected by these new rules” said Milton Jones, President of APEX HealthCare IT.
Health & Human Services (HHS) deadline for implementing the changes required by HIPAA was September 23, 2013. HITECH which was enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. These rules extend beyond the “Covered Entities,” organizations that are directly addressed by these regulatory acts, to the Business Associates who serve them and often handle Patient Health Information (PHI).
Organizations which are out of compliance could be subject to $1.5 million in fines as well as serious reputational injury. “The APEX Healthcare IT team helps healthcare practitioners and business associates by providing information and tools necessary to get them into compliance with the new rules,” said Jones.
APEX provides a high value informative webinar designed to assist healthcare practitioners. The APEX HIPAA/HITECH Overview is available 5 days a week:
This webinar addresses key regulatory issues including:
Visit http://www2.onlinemeetingnow.com/register/?id=f22c90e04a to register for a session.
About APEX Healthcare IT
APEX HealthCare IT is the premier provider of healthcare-related information technology products and services. A privately-held Veteran-Owned Small Business serving healthcare and public sector organizations in the Greater Tampa Bay Area of Florida since 2003, APEX leverages 35 years of healthcare IT management experience to provide top-quality consulting and engineering services, a broad range of innovative IT products, and a comprehensive suite of support programs to the healthcare industry. To learn more, please visit http://www.APEX-HIT.com.