Health Care Administrators Association Webinar Features Clearwater Compliance Insights on HIPAA Security Risk Analysis

Clearwater CEO Bob Chaput to Educate Attendees on Conducting a Bona Fide HIPAA Security Risk Analysis

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Most organizations are misinformed about how to successfully comply with this HIPAA requirement. In this webinar, we will separate fact from fiction and help attendees understand how to effectively conduct a risk analysis. – Bob

Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) January 07, 2014

The Health Care Administrators Association (HCAA) has selected Clearwater Compliance CEO and founder Bob Chaput, CISSP, CIPP/US, CHP, CHSS, to lead a webinar titled, “How to Conduct a Bona Fide HIPAA Security Risk Analysis.” The web-based event will be held January 14, 2014, at 12 noon EST. HCAA Members and Non-Members may attend this live web event.

With a rising number of complaints, high-profile breaches and sub-par performance by audited and investigated organizations, the Office for Civil Rights is lowering the boom on organizations failing to complete the foundational Risk Analysis requirement in the HIPAA Security Rule. During this live session, Chaput will help attendees ensure they are appropriately responding to OCR requirements by:

  •     Describing the fundamentals of risk and what comprises a bona fide Risk Analysis
  •     Discussing the challenges of completing a bona fide Risk Analysis
  •     Citing the specific HIPAA regulatory requirements and HHS/OCR Guidance
  •     Detailing the key steps involved in completing a bona fide Risk Analysis
  •     Referencing relevant NIST Special Publications related to Risk Analysis

Risk analysis is a core foundational step toward HIPAA compliance, yet organizations largely have been found lacking in this area. In 2012, 68 percent of Covered Entities were found to not have met the risk analysis requirement when audited by the Office for Civil Rights. Since 2008, 100 percent of settled cases from OCR investigations cited bona fide Security Risk Analysis as a corrective action plan requirement. Third Party Administrators (i.e. members of HCAA) are Business Associates who must meet this same risk analysis requirement as their Covered Entity customers.

“Amidst the healthcare market’s increasing demand for privacy and security, the state of risk management of information is a mess,” said Bob Chaput, CEO and founder of Clearwater Compliance. “Most organizations – including HCAA members – are misinformed about how to successfully comply with this HIPAA requirement. In this webinar, we will separate fact from fiction and help attendees understand how to effectively conduct a risk analysis.”

The cost of the webinar is $25 for HCAA members and $100 for non-members. Those interested can learn more and register here.

About Health Care Administrators Association (HCAA): http://www.hcaa.org
For over 30 years, the Health Care Administrators Association (HCAA) has supported third party administrators through educational opportunities from leading industry experts. With the 2010 passing of health care reform legislation, HCAA also committed to take a leading role in legislative advocacy, working to increase its influence with policymakers and the media in order to transform the TPA industry and its role in health care.

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About Clearwater Compliance: http://clearwatercompliance.com
Clearwater Compliance, LLC, is all about and only about 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 clearwatercompliance.com.


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