Nashville, TN (PRWEB) January 28, 2014
In celebration of Data Privacy Day, Clearwater Compliance has announced an expanded schedule of educational forums to assist healthcare organizations become or remain HIPAA-HITECH compliant especially in light of new HIPAA regulations.
The company is offering a variety of workshops and webinars designed to help healthcare organizations better safeguard patient health information.
“The health care industry has matured in its understanding about what is required to keep protected health information truly secure and private but there is still a lot of confusion about how to put it all in place,” said Bob Chaput, CEO and founder of Clearwater Compliance. “We are expanding upon and enhancing the educational events we offer to help healthcare organizations identify security risks and put a mitigation plan in place.”
Data privacy is an ongoing challenge. Since 2010, over 70,000 violation complaints have been filed with the Office for Civil Rights. During this time, personal health information for almost 30 million Americans has been compromised.
“Attendance at Clearwater events about HIPAA-HITECH solutions continues to increase,” Chaput added. “Clearly, the industry knows there is a problem and is striving to meet its obligation to patients to protect their data.”
Data Privacy Day is a timely opportunity for the healthcare industry to take stock of where data security measures are right now, where they should be, and how to bridge the gaps. According to Chaput, the year ahead promises to be intense.
“In 2014, compliance hurdles and penalties are being significantly increased,” Chaput noted. “We’ve seen an increase in the number of patient complaints and high-profile breaches, as well as sub-par performance during HIPAA audits and breach investigations. The Office for Civil Rights is lowering the boom.”
Clearwater Compliance has a long history of providing insight, best practices and thought leadership in the HIPAA-HITECH space. The company’s latest lineup of educational events includes:
Clearwater HIPAA Compliance BootCamp™
A one day, interactive learning experience delivering critical information about how to comply with HIPAA Privacy and Security Final Rules as well as the HITECH Breach Notification Rule. Next BootCamp™: Detroit, MI, March 17, 2014. For more information click here.
Clearwater HIPAA Compliance Virtual BootCamp™
This web-based workshop – the online version of our in person BootCamp™ – is offered in a series of three sessions. In all, attendees receive nine hours of live, online education regarding new HIPAA regulations and how to put a program in place to meet them. Next Virtual BootCamp™: February 12, 2014. For more information click here.
Clearwater HIPAA-HITECH Blue Ribbon Panel TM
NEW! The Blue Ribbon Panel is a monthly, live web event where attendees interact with a curated panel of national experts to discuss HIPAA-HITECH news, compliance strategies and evolving ramifications. Learn more here.
Complimentary webinars offering valuable HIPAA and HITECH insight on a range of compliance topics. In addition to the live events, many past sessions are available on-demand. For more information click here.
About Data Privacy Day (https://www.staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/about)
Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. Data Protection Day commemorates the January 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Data Privacy Day is now a celebration for everyone, observed annually on January 28.
Data Privacy Day is led by the National Cyber Security Alliance, a nonprofit, public-private partnership dedicated cybersecurity education and awareness, and advised by a distinguished advisory committee of privacy professionals.
About Clearwater Compliance: http://clearwatercompliance.com
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 healthcare executives, Clearwater Compliance provides comprehensive, by-the-regs HIPAA software as well as risk management solutions, training, and HIPAA solutions consulting services. Since 2003, the company has served more than 350 healthcare organizations ranging from small medical practices and healthcare startups to major healthcare systems, health plans and Fortune 100 companies. Find out more about our HIPAA compliance software, solutions and consulting services at clearwatercompliance.com.