Thursday, July 8, 2010

New HITECH Proposals for Patient Data Expected to Provoke Flurry of Action -- Melamedia Seminar

Webinar explains implications of new requirements throughout healthcare

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 8, 2010 -- OCR released its HIPAA/HITECH proposed regulation - an effort that promises to add some clarity for healthcare compliance officials responsible for managing the confidentiality and security of patient information. Not since the original HIPAA privacy proposal has a regulatory initiative generated such intense interest.

The proposal also comes at a time when many healthcare organizations are also trying to meet the requirements for electronic health record incentives. Consequently, a good understanding of what the OCR proposal means is a necessity.

With that in mind, Melamedia, LLC, publishers of Health Information Privacy/Security Alert is sponsoring a 90-minute webinar focused on the new data protection realities faced by a covered entities. The webinar will provide healthcare orgnaizations with a good knowledge base to to make their voices heard as HHS takes the next step in finalizing the regulation.

Responding to the Key Issues in OCR's Proposed HITECH Regulations

The seminar features an in-depth discussion by national authorities on what HHS is planning to require and where healthcare organizations should focus their attention.


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Thursday, July 22, 2010
1 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern


  • New definitions for Business Associates, subcontractors and workforce members;
  • Changes to the technical requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule;
  • Potential new business associate liabilities and responsibilities;
  • Changes to the Minimum Necessary standard;
  • The new patient authorization requirements;
  • How the proposal would affect health information exchanges and e-prescribing;
  • New changes to the HIPAA enforcement provisions;
  • Changes to the HIPAA research provisions,
  • Changes to the requirements on marketing, and fundraising communications;
  • New requirements for individual rights to access electronic medical records and restrict the disclosure of certain information;
And much more


  • Senior Healthcare Executives
  • Privacy and Security Officers
  • Business Associates
  • Hospital Compliance Executives
  • HIM Professionals
  • Physicians
  • Healthcare Payers
  • Business Insurers
  • Healthcare Marketers and Fundraisers
  • EHR Professionals
  • PHR Vendors
  • State and Federal Government Policymakers
  • Consumer Affairs Professionals
  • Personal Data Collection Companies
  • Healthcare Attorneys
  • Healthcare Consultants

John Christiansen, JD. is Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's Committee on Healthcare Privacy, Security and Information Technology; a member of the technical expert advisory panel for the HHS-funded Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration; and is the principle in Christiansen IT Law. He is also a professor at  the Information School of the University of Washington where he teaches Policy, Law and Ethics in the Masters of Science in Information Management Executive Program.

Dennis Melamed is editor and publisher of Health Information Privacy/Security Alert, has 30 years of experience writing about business and regulatory affairs in Washington, DC. Dennis is an adjunct professor at the Drexel College of Medicine and the chief editor and lead author of the three-volume HIPAA Handbook reference set. He is a frequent lecturer and columnist on health information confidentiality and security issues.

All seminar participants will receive a certificate of participation
1.5 IAPP Credits - Pending

Registration Information
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Can't Make the Date? Order the CD & Course Materials
The CD recording with all course materials are excellent educational and briefing resources. They also qualify for IAPP credits.

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Audio Seminar
Thursday, July 22, 2010
1 pm - 2:30 pm EASTERN

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