Clearwater Compliance Tackles Risky Business with HIPAA Security Seminar

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Nashville event features national experts, leading insights on conducting a Bona Fide HIPAA Security Risk Analysis

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For those who aren’t prepared, the future holds stiff penalties that will adversely impact bottom lines and organizational brands. It’s time to get ready – Bob Chaput, CEO & Founder, Clearwater Compliance

Clearwater Compliance announced today that it is offering an in-depth educational seminar to help Nashville are Covered Entities and Business Associates understand and act on the specific Risk Analysis requirements included in the HIPAA Security Final Rule, as amended by The HITECH Act.

The event, Risky Business: How to Conduct a Bona Fide HIPAA Security Risk Analysis, will be held July 30, 2013 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, located 20 miles South of Nashville.

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 and 80 percent of Providers had adverse Risk Analysis findings 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.

“Many organizations have ignored the HIPAA Security Rule over the past several years, while others have just fallen behind in their compliance efforts. And some aren’t even aware of their obligations under the law,” said Bob Chaput, CEO and founder of Clearwater Compliance. “For those who aren’t prepared, the future holds stiff penalties that will adversely impact bottom lines and organizational brands. It’s time to get ready.”

Attendees of the Clearwater Compliance Risk Analysis seminar will learn how to perform a bona fide security risk analysis that meets both the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule and Meaningful Use. They will receive hands-on expert guidance from national leaders in security and risk management. Specifically, they will learn about:

  •     Bona Fide Security Risk Analysis Essentials
  •     Specific Requirements Outlined in HHS/OCR Final Guidance
  •     A Practical Risk Analysis Methodology
  •     Step-by-Step Instructions for Completing a HIPAA Security Risk Analysis
  •     Tools, Templates and Forms Available to Help

“With a rising number of complaints, high-profile breaches and sub-par performance by audited organizations, OCR is lowering the boom on organizations failing to complete the foundational Risk Analysis requirement in the HIPAA Security Rule,” said Chaput. “Quite simply, if you haven’t yet conducted a Bona Fide HIPAA Risk Analysis, you can’t afford to miss this event. “

Registration for the event is $25 in advance ($40 onsite) and includes a full, hot breakfast buffet to provide for networking time with other attendees followed by the 90-minute HIPAA Risk Analysis seminar. Those interested in learning more and registering for the event can visit:

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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