Clearwater Compliance Joins United Clinical Laboratories Other National Experts to Inform Eastern Iowan Region About Health Information Exchange and Information Security

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Providing Insights into Privacy and Security Considerations and Solutions amid Increasing Health Information Exchange

Healthcare connectivity empowers sharing patient information to enhance medical care.This is an opportunity for healthcare organizations in our region to learn about information sharing opportunities, privacy and security concerns and existing solutions.

United Clinical Laboratories, a locally and nationally recognized clinical laboratory company, and Clearwater Compliance, a national expert in HIPAA-HITECH compliance solutions, today announced an upcoming conference to help regional Iowa healthcare organizations and business associates understand and address new requirements for protecting heathcare patient data privacy and security. The Healthcare Connectivity in a Secure Environment conference will be held on April 18th. Interested attendees can register here. The conference is jointly sponsored by Pathology Associates and United Clinical Laboratories.

“Healthcare connectivity empowers sharing patient information to enhance the medical care available in our region. Opportunities to leverage this for better patient care are already emerging,” said Jane Wild, Chief Information Officer for United Clinical Laboratories based in Dubuque. “This conference is a unique opportunity for healthcare organizations in our region to learn about information sharing opportunities, privacy and security concerns and existing solutions.”

Clearwater Compliance, CEO and Founder, Bob Chaput, and Mary Chaput, the company’s Chief Compliance Officer, will join an esteemed panel of experts to guide attendees through the complexities of HIPAA-HITECH compliance in the face of rapidly increasing connectivity and technological innovations in healthcare.

“The recent enactment of the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule has been a game changer with significant implications throughout the healthcare ecosystem,” said Chaput. “We are excited to help Iowa’s healthcare organizations learn about compliance requirements and potential solutions to meet the privacy and security regulations.”

In addition to Clearwater executives, conference panelists include:
Kim Norby, Executive Director of Iowa e-Health and Health IT. Norby will demonstrate the newly launched Iowa Health Information Network in order to help attendees better understand how to effectively work with the exchange.

Dick Thompson, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Western Colorado’s Quality Health Network, a non-profit serving 800+ providers, 10 hospitals, 30 long term care facilities, insurance plans as well as State and Public Health. Thompson will address how this established HIE has changed and continues to improve healthcare in the Western Colorado region.

Dan Slagel, MD, pathologist with Dubuque Pathology Associates. Dr. Slagel will briefly relate his use of local systems to gather needed patient data and the “Gift of Connectivity” in enhancing patient care.

Jane Wild, Chief Information Officer for United Clinical Laboratories. Jane will explain UCL’s LabXchange application and its use in the Dubuque region. Shane Drinkwater, primary programmer of LabXchange will be on hand to demonstrate this system.

Healthcare Connectivity in a Secure Environment will be held April 18, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Dubuque, Iowa. Cost of attendance is $50. Those interested in attending can visit:


About Clearwater Compliance
Clearwater Compliance, LLC, focuses on helping healthcare organizations and their service providers become and remain HIPAA-HITECH Compliant. Owned and operated by veteran, C-suite health care executives, Clearwater Compliance provides comprehensive, by-the-regs HIPAA software and tools, risk management solutions, training, and professional services for small medical practices and healthcare startups to major healthcare systems, health plans and Fortune 100 companies. Since 2003, the company has served more than 350 organizations. Find out more about our HIPAA compliance software, solutions and consulting services at or connect via Twitter: @ClearwaterHIPAA.

About United Clinical Laboratories:
United Clinical Laboratories (UCL) is a medical laboratory committed to providing local laboratory services with reliable, accurate and timely laboratory results for physicians, providers and patients. Specifically, UCL delivers routine, emergency and reference laboratory services to Dubuque's major health care providers and people residing within a 50-mile radius. UCL is recognized both locally and nationally for its commitment to quality and its innovative use of resources and technology. UCL is a consolidated laboratory with standardized equipment, procedures and staff training allowing the company to provide services to a broad base of medical and industrial clients with ever changing needs. For more information refer to

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