Bob Chaput of Clearwater Compliance to Speak at the Shared Assessments Summit 2012

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Executive chosen for healthcare industry, privacy-security expertise and participation in ANSI PHI Project

Clearwater Compliance LLC

Clearwater Compliance is pleased to announce its CEO and Founder, Bob Chaput, CISSP, has been invited to participate in the Shared Assessments Summit 2012 on March 13th at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Boston.

With a focus on the “The Role of Vendor Risk Management in an Increasingly Complex Business Environment,” the Summit agenda includes healthcare industry experts discussing the latest topics in Security, Privacy, Cloud Computing, Innovation, Vendor Risk Management, Regulatory and Supervisory Issues and Data Security Oversight.

Mr. Chaput will be taking part in a panel discussion entitled “Managing to the ‘New Reality’ in Healthcare Privacy” addressing the implications of the project findings report from the ANSI/Shared Assessment/ISA PHI Project co-sponsored by Clearwater Compliance. The report, which highlights the lack of investment in appropriate security to safeguard protected health information (PHI) was released March 5 in Washington and has created a lot of chatter not only for its revealing statistics, but because of the tool it offers to assist protectors of PHI create a credible business case with which to justify additional allocation of capital dollars in data privacy and security programs.

With over thirty years’ experience working with data security, privacy, integrity, and accessibility, Bob is very familiar with the challenges faced by healthcare organizations, and especially their business associates, by the rapid adoption of electronic medical records and the increase in the frequency and volume of data breaches, in addition to the complexity and cost of regulatory requirements.

The Shared Assessments Summit is a day-and-a-half event open to all users of their program tools, which help streamline vendor evaluations for security, privacy and business continuity. The diverse audience will include financial institutions, service providers, and assessment firms. The presentations and panel discussions will encompass ways that organizations can reinforce their security programs and the benefits of incorporating Shared Assessment tools into existing vendor management programs. All of the sessions will be set in the context of trends and new developments in global outsourcing and IT security, privacy and business continuity standards.

“I appreciate the invitation to participate on this esteemed panel of health care professionals,” said Mr. Chaput. “I look forward to this opportunity to share the findings from the PHI Project published in the free report, The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for Enhanced PHI Security.”

For a free download of the report, please visit: http://webstore.ansi.org/phi

For more information on the Shared Assessments Summit 2012, please visit http://www.cvent.com/events/final-shared-assessments-summit-march-2012/event-summary-1eadfbbd853c455e9432906801c13b1c.aspx
About Clearwater Compliance: clearwatercompliance.com
Clearwater Compliance helps covered entities, business associates and their subcontractors meet stringent HIPAA-HITECH Privacy, Security and Data Breach Notification requirements, including risk management software, services and solutions. Clearwater offers frequent webinars on topics related to HIPAA, the HITECH Act, and the HIPAA Security Rule. Please visit http://www.AboutHIPAA.com to register for a webinar, learn more about HIPAA-HITECH requirements or sign up for our compliance newsletter.

About the PHI Project: http://ANSI.org/PHI
The “Protected Health Information (PHI) Project” was an initiative launched last spring by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to evaluate the financial impact of unauthorized access to Protected Health Information (PHI). Clearwater Compliance was an active participant on the Advisory Committee, in addition to a number of the subcommittees tasked with the research, development of the tool, writing and publishing of findings and recommendations in this report which can be downloaded for free from http://www.webstore.ansi/phi
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