June 7, 2007
Preparing for the New HIPAA Security Rules On Remote Access and Consumer Electronics
Former CMS Advisor Stanley Nachimson Explains Scope of New Guidance
The onslaught of data breaches reported in the media has intensified interest in regulating healthcare to ensure the confidentiality of patient data. The reasons for protecting patient data go well beyond HIPAA. The costs of these breaches are climbing, public confidence is declining, and state and federal lawmakers are growing impatient with the failure of organizations to protect sensitive data.
Healthcare organizations also are under growing pressure to improve security as federal and state governments are funding initiatives to create health information exchanges and electronic health records.
HHS is putting healthcare on notice that if it wants to enjoy the benefits of information technology, it must address the new and evolving security issues posed by advances in technology now.
The department issued guidance on remote computing security and considered revising its HIPAA security regulation to address these challenges.
To assist healthcare, Health Information Privacy/Security Alert sponsored:
Preparing for the New HIPAA Security Rules
Remote Access and Consumer Electronics
Participants are briefed on:
- HHS's rationale behind its guidance from one of the senior HHS staffers who helped write it;
- What to expect from CMS in remote computing enforcement and further guidance;
- The Top 10 areas of risk;
- Examples of the new threats;
- Strategies for addressing the new risks;
- and more.
Who Should Listen
Healthcare Lawyers and Consultants
Stanley Nachimson, Until his retirement in April 2007, Stanley was CMS's Senior Technical Advisor for HIPAA, where he led the development of HIPAA Security and Transaction Standard regulations and interpretations. He has formed Nachimson Advisors, LLC to continue his work assisting the industry in adopting and effectively using healthcare technology to improve clinical and business outcomes.
Lesley Berkeyheiser, Lesley is Security and Privacy Co-Chair for the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Strategic National Implementation Process (WEDI SNIP) and a national authority on HIPAA privacy and security issues. She is also founder of The Clayton Group and partner of N-Tegrity Solutions Group, both HIPAA and healthcare management consulting companies.
Moderator: Dennis Melamed, editor/publisher of Health Information Privacy/Security Alert.
Continuing Education Credits
- All seminar participants will receive a certificate of participation
- 1.5 IAPP Credits
The CD recording with all course materials are excellent educational and briefing resources: $275
Download the form at http://www.melamedia.com/060707.Order.Form.pdf and fax it to 703.619.4912