PHI Protection Network Forum on PHI Security and On-Demand Webinar Series Welcomes Clearwater Compliance as Premium Sponsor

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Clearwater Compliance has announced its participation in the premium sponsorship of the PHI Protection Network Forum 2013 scheduled for March 12-13 in Boston, MA, in addition to the On-Demand Webinar Series.

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Clearwater Compliance chose to join an impressive team of premium sponsors of the PHI Protection Network Forum to help those professionals responsible for protecting PHI get the funding they need to enhance their security programs.” - Mary Chaput

Clearwater Compliance has announced its participation in the premium sponsorship of the PHI Protection Network Forum 2013 scheduled for March 12-13 in Boston, MA, in addition to the On-Demand Webinar Series. In March 2012, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), ISA and the Shared Assessments Program released a report calling for enhanced security to safeguard protected health information: The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for Enhanced PHI Security. A core group of contributors to this report, including Mary Chaput, MBA, CIPP-US, CHP, CFO and Compliance Officer of Clearwater Compliance, recognized the need for industry-level support to expedite the adoption of PHI best practices. The result of this need generated the PHI Protection Network (PPN).

Speaking with hundreds of privacy and security professionals, we realized that they needed a way to build, defend and present a business case for PHI protection,” said Mary Chaput, MBA, CIPP-US, CHP, CFO and Compliance Officer of Clearwater Compliance. “Clearwater Compliance chose to join an impressive team of premium sponsors of the PHI Protection Network Forum to help those professionals responsible for protecting PHI get the funding they need to enhance their security programs.”

Privacy and security professionals can choose to watch one or all three of the free, on-demand webinars offered by the PHI Protection Network. Webinar information is as follows:

  •     PHI Security, a Perspective from the Hill: presented by James Pyles, J.D. – Regulatory and Compliance Expert, co-founder Powers Pyles, Sutter & Verville PC
  •     The Threat is Real: Threats Facing the Healthcare Ecosystem: presented by James Christiansen, Chief Information Risk Officer at Evantix
  •     Getting the Internal Support and Resources to Protect PHI: presented by Mary Chaput, CFO and Compliance Officer, Clearwater Compliance

The PHI Protection Network Forum’s title is: Understanding the Complexities of PHI Privacy and Security: Turning PHI Security Into a Competitive Advantage. The two-day event, starting March 12, 2013 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, Boston in Cambridge, Mass., is targeted to senior privacy, security and financial executives. The event is designed to increase knowledge of PHI security and privacy trends and best practices. Expert topics include:

  •     The Evolving Legal Landscape
  •     Quantifying the Risks of PHI Protection and Loss
  •     Policies, Procedures, and Technology to Offset Healthcare Ecosystem Vulnerabilities
  •     PHI Security and Privacy
  •     Building a Compelling Business Case for PHI Protection
  •     Audits and Investigations

The free, on-demand webinars are available for viewing by registering at the PHI Protection Network website. For more information or to register for the PHI Protection Network Forum, visit the PHI Protection Network Forum website.

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About Clearwater Compliance: http://www.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 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 clearwatercompliance.com.

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About the PHI Protection Network (PPN): http://phiprotection.org/
PPN is an interactive network of PHI protectors and solutions providers. This cross-industry group was formed to help expedite the adoption of PHI best practice. Many members contributed to the report The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for Enhanced PHI Security—calling for enhanced security to safeguard protected health information--issued in March 2012 with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), via its Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel (IDSP), in partnership with The Shared Assessments Program, and the Internet Security Alliance (ISA).

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