HIPAA SUMMIT OVERVIEW
Over 2000 years ago, the Hippocratic Oath was first committed to writing, and ever since, privacy has been an integral part of the practice of medicine. But what would Hippocrates have to say about ransomware attacks, state-sponsored hacks of health entity networks, and smartphone cameras in the operating room? Ensuring health information privacy and security compliance has never been more challenging, with new threats regularly emerging, and old threats like curiosity and carelessness never having gone away.
In 1996, Congress enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, which included a subtitle titled “Administrative Simplification.” But complying with HIPAA has become anything but simple. The Privacy Rule continues to raise a range of challenging issues: How does HIPAA apply to different types of employee health plans? How can organizations find and respond to employee privacy breaches? How does the Privacy Rule fit with confidentiality laws governing substance use disorder patient records, the FTC’s enforcement authority, and new international and state privacy laws?
Compliance with the Security Rule has never been more important, as the healthcare sector continues as a top target of cybersecurity threats. Organizations need to understand what the government is looking for in a risk analysis, how to manage more and smarter computing devices within their walls, and how to stop staff from clicking on dangerous email links and attachments. Availability of information has become a higher priority, as more criminals move from trying to access and sell data to instead ransoming access to the data. More c-suites are waking up to information security as a major patient safety issue.
And let’s not forget the focus of “Administrative Simplification” that launched all of this. Transactions standards, code sets, and new operating rules continue to form the foundation of compliance. The HIPAA Summit is the place to go to stay on top of all of this and more. You will receive practical information to improve compliance with HIPAA and other privacy and security laws governing health information. The HIPAA Summit will bring together current and former regulators from the Office for Civil Rights, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Federal Trade Commission, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. You will hear from thought leaders and practitioners at some of the nation’s top health care systems and health plans. The HIPAA Summit will include sessions on HIPAA enforcement initiatives, new cyber security threats, opportunities to hear privacy and security officers share best practices, and lessons on what challenges are to come and how to tackle them.
We look forward to having you join us as we tackle today’s and tomorrow’s biggest healthcare privacy and security challenges together.
- Understand the basics of HIPAA, HITECH, ACA, and Cures laws and regulations, and the effect of healthcare reform on health information exchange.
- Obtain up-to-date information about recent changes to the HIPAA regulations.
- Update covered entities and business associates regarding HIPAA requirements.
- Learn what HIT contractors and subcontractors must do to become compliant.
- Outline the next generation of privacy and security compliance strategies, and how these affect electronic health record adoption and interoperability.
- Provide information on what you need to know now about the OCR HIPAA program and tools you can use to prepare.
- Equip healthcare organizations with the knowledge and practical applications to achieve “audit readiness.”
- Learn security breach analysis and notification strategies, and understand encryption.
- Offer insights into HIPAA privacy and security compliance best practices.
- Understand the operational efficiency opportunities for providers and health plans supported by the operating rules.
- Analyze industry implementation of electronic transactions and operating rules, and articulate strategies for compliance.
- Learn about the operations efficiency opportunities for providers and health plans supported by the operating rules.
- Gain expertise in the evaluation, selection, certification and adoption of electronic health record systems.
- Anticipate operational issues and learn best practices in electronic health record implementations.
- Explain the current cybersecurity landscape in healthcare, including recent and emerging trends.
- Identify the risks posed to provider organizations by cyberattacks, and offer strategies for mitigating that risk.
- Prepare attendees for professional HIPAA privacy and security certification examinations.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Privacy Professionals
- Security Professionals
- Physicians and Other Clinicians
- Hospital and Nursing Home Executives
- Health Plan Professionals
- Employers and Healthcare Purchasers
- State, Regional and Community-Based Health Information Organizations
- Public Health Officials
- Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Manufacturers
- Healthcare IT Consultants, Contractors, Suppliers and Vendors
- State and Federal Policy Makers
- Health Services Researchers
- Chief Executive Officers
- Chief Operating Officers
- Chief Technology Officers
- Chief Financial Officers
- Compliance Officers
- Health Law Attorneys and Accountants
- Medical Directors
- Managed Care Professionals
- Medical Group Managers
- Data Managers
- Ethics Officers
- Health Insurance Executives
- Government Agency Employees
- Health Administration Faculty
- Accountable Care Organization Personnel
- Financial Treasury Services Executives
- Revenue Cycle Managers
- Health Information Exchange Participants