Clearwater Compliance Hosts HIPAA BootCamp™ in Philadelphia

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Nationally Renowned Workshop Offers Intensive, Interactive Educational Experience as HIPAA Omnibus Compliance Deadline Draws Near

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Most organizations simply don’t know if they are ready for life after Ominbus starting September 23 - Bob Chaput

Clearwater Compliance has announced it will host another of its HIPAA Compliance BootCamp™ events in Philadelphia on September 12, to provide an intensive educational experience focused on HIPAA-HITECH regulations.

This nationally renowned curriculum is geared toward professionals who are responsible for ensuring their healthcare organizations become and remain compliant with the HIPAA Privacy, Security and HITECH Breach Notification regulations. The one-day BootCamp™ uses a highly interactive classroom setting to tackle HIPAA-HITECH fundamentals, while offering practical tools and support for organizations to apply their learning.

Clearwater has reported record attendance at recent BootCamp events as organizations make last minute preparations for the fast-approaching September 23 compliance deadline. On that date, enforcement of the changes to the HIPAA-HITECH regulations as outlined in the Omnibus Final Rule will officially begin. The Office for Civil Rights has announced its intention to “vigorously enforce” the law after the deadline.

“Most organizations simply don’t know if they are ready for life after Ominbus starting September 23,” said Bob Chaput, founder and CEO of Clearwater Compliance. “Our BootCamp™ format is a proven way to quickly assess HIPAA-HITECH priorities so that you aren’t placing your business at significant risk. It’s never been more critical for Covered Entities and Business Associates to know where they stand and to establish a plan that documents good faith efforts to become and remain compliant under the law.”

The Clearwater HIPAA Compliance BootCamp™ is designed to help organizations understand the regulations, recognize high priority gaps and formulate a step-by-step implementation strategy and key progress metrics for enhancing compliance efforts. Clearwater has once again assembled an all-star faculty of experts to present and discuss the information: Bob Chaput, CEO and Founder of Clearwater Compliance; Mary Chaput, Chief Compliance Officer of Clearwater Compliance; David Finn, Health Information Technology Officer for Symantec; James C. Pyles, J.D. – D.C.-based Healthcare Regulatory and Compliance Expert; Meredith R. Phillips, Chief Information Privacy & Security Officer for Henry Ford Health System; Joseph D. Marasco, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI, Cyber Intrusion Task Force; Russell Handorf, FBI Cyber Squad Computer Scientist; and Gregory J. Ehardt, JD, HIPAA Compliance Officer in the Office of General Counsel and Assistant Professor in the Health Care Administration Program at Idaho State University

Specifically, BootCamp attendees will receive:
–    Interaction with nationally recognized, fully credentialed HIPAA-HITECH experts in a small classroom setting.
–    Comprehensive instruction on HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rule Requirements, as amended by the Omnibus Final Rule.
–    A curriculum designed to equip teams with practical, actionable activities to enable them to recognize high priority gaps and develop prioritized remediation plans.
–    Complimentary toolkit and resources to develop or strengthen participating organizations’ compliance programs

“Jam packed with information—good as a refresher or for a beginner.” – Cheyenne Ross, VP Compliance, Bridgeway Health Solutions

The cost for the Philadelphia BootCamp is $595 per attendee and includes course materials, hot breakfast and lunch, and a post-event networking reception . Space is limited. Interested organizations can learn more and reserve their spot by clicking here.

About the Clearwater HIPAA Compliance BootCamp™
Designed for busy professionals, the Clearwater HIPAA Compliance BootCamp™ distills into one action-packed day, the critical information you need to know about the HIPAA Privacy and Security Final Rules and the HITECH Breach Notification Rule. The Clearwater HIPAA Compliance BootCamp™ has helped hundreds of professionals learn HIPAA-HITECH fundamentals in a highly interactive classroom setting.

About Clearwater Compliance:
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 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 250 organizations (including 100 hospitals). Find out more at

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