Clearwater Compliance Announces Premier Faculty for Virtual HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp™

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Panel includes speakers from government, legal, healthcare and employer sectors

Clearwater HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp

Clearwater HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp

…we could not be more pleased with the all-star caliber of the faculty who have agreed to support our ongoing efforts to fully inform covered entities and their service providers… --Bob Chaput, CEO & Founder, Clearwater Compliance

Clearwater Compliance CEO Bob Chaput today announced the faculty line-up for the Company’s Virtual HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp which begins April 23, 2013. “This is our sixth BootCamp,” Chaput noted, “and we could not be more pleased with the all-star caliber of the faculty who have agreed to support our ongoing efforts to fully inform covered entities and their service providers so they can meet all the requirements delineated in the Omnibus Final Rule (OFR) promulgated by HHS this past February.”

In addition to Chaput and other Clearwater experts, the keynote faculty includes:

Yun-Kyung Lee, Supervisory Specialist, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights – Miss Lee, a veteran of the HIPAA Compliance Program at the Federal level, has been an investigator for OCR for 10 years. She is also the Security Rule Leader for HHS Region IX. She investigates and recommends resolution of complaints alleging violations of the HIPAA privacy and security rules that address health information privacy rights and protections. A graduate of Cornell University and Pace Law School, Miss Lee previously held positions at the MFY Legal Services Mental Health Law Project and at Neighborhood Legal Services Health Consumer Center.

James C. Pyles, JD – Mr. Pyles is a cofounder of the Washington, DC law firm of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville. He has over 40 years’ experience in litigation, counseling and lobbying in the field of health law and policy and is nationally known for his expertise with respect to legal issues related to health information technology and health information privacy. A registered lobbyist for several health care associations, Mr. Pyles participates intensively in health reform at the federal and state levels. He has crafted major pieces of health care legislation in many areas covered by the Medicare Act. Mr. Pyles was a principal designer and author of the Independence at Home program enacted with bipartisan support as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Prior to launching his firm, Pyles served in the Office of the General Counsel at the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare where he received the department’s Distinguished Service Award for successfully handling complex Medicare litigation.

David Finn, CISA, CISM, CRISC – For more than 30 years, Mr. Finn has been involved in the planning, management and control of information technology and business processes. As the Health Information Technology Officer for Symantec, he has continued to build on his skills at managing software development, implementing large scale applications, directing audits and leading process design efforts in support of new systems and technology. Using IT as an enabler of operating efficiency, Mr. Finn focuses on deriving business value through the optimization and control of technology. Prior to joining Symantec, he was the Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Services for Texas Children’s Hospital where his leadership led to receipt of the ECRI Institute 2007 Health devices Achievement Award. A prolific author and speaker, Mr. Finn has served on the National Board of HIMSS and currently serves on the Board of Houston Healthcare for the Homeless, the Privacy and Security Committee of HIMSS and ISACA/s Professional Influence and Advocacy Committee.

Meredith R. Phillips, MHSA, CHC, CHPC – Ms. Phillips joined Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in 2003 after completing a consulting engagement as HIPAA Project Manager with Health Alliance Plan. During her 10-year tenure at HFHS, she has been recognized for her ability to manage large-scale, complex projects that cross-functional areas within integrated delivery systems. In 2012, her role was expanded to include leadership responsibilities for Information Security which led to her promotion to Chief Information Privacy & Security for HFHS. In her current capacity, Ms. Phillips will be responsible for creating a “culture of confidentiality” at Henry Ford and establishing protections for all confidential data used, stored or disclosed by the organization. Her sensitivity to the operational needs of the business helps her guide the objectives of her team to ensure that the clinical operations are successfully married with the technology or regulatory requirements. An industry thought leader and sought after conference speaker, Ms. Phillips is always open to sharing her learning journey with others.

The Clearwater Virtual HIPAA Audit Prep Boot Camp will consist of three 3-hour sessions – the last two Tuesdays in April and the first in May – and cover such topics as the new OFR requirements, OCR Audit Protocols and Increased Enforcement Mandate, Common Compliance Pitfalls, the Increasing Liability for Covered Entities and Business Associates, Bona Fide Risk Analysis and Solutions for Remediation Planning. The complete Course Outline and Agenda, as well as Registration Information can be found at http://www.clearwatercompliance.com/bootcamps.

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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 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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