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HCCA Web Conference Addresses Health Information Security & Data Breach Under HITECH Act, September 17, 2009, 12 Noon Central
Date:8/31/2009

Briefing will cover how to comply with the new HITECH rules

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Care Compliance Association announced today it will address health care providers' compliance concerns with the new federal health information data breach notification rule during Health Information Security & Data Breach Under HITECH Act, an HCCA web conference to be held on Thursday, September 17, 2009, 12 Noon Central Time.

During this critical web conference providers will learn what these new rules mean for health care organizations and how it must respond.

This briefing will cover:

  • Who must comply
  • How to qualify protected health information as exempt from breach regulations as "secure"
  • What is considered a breach of unsecured protected health information
  • What steps must a covered entity take if a breach of unsecured protected information happens
  • What liabilities do covered entities face for non-compliance
  • Interrelationship of the breach regulation with impending FTC red flag rules
  • Other recent developments
  • Practical tips for assessing, planning and moving to compliance
  • Participant questions
  • And more

Expert Faculty

HCCA has assembled an expert faculty including:

  • Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, Partner & Health Practice Leader, Curran Tomko Tarski LLP
  • Raj Mehta, CPA, CITP, CISA, CISSP, CIPP Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Background

Health care providers, health plans, health clearinghouses and their business associates must start complying with new federal health information data breach notification rules on September 24, 2009. The rules were released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on August 19, 2009.

The Breach Regulation is part of a series of guidance that HHS is issuing to implement new and stricter personal health information privacy and data security requirements for Covered Entities added to HIPAA under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act signed into law on February 17, 2009 as part of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

Web Conference Registration and Details

Join HCCA for this Web Conference to learn important need-to-know information and action requirements necessary to comply with the HITECH Act.

-Click on the link below more information:

http://www.hcca-info.org/HITECH

-Online Registration:

http://www.hcca-info.org/HITECHpdf

    For More Information
    Marlene Robinson
    Health Care Compliance Association
    6500 Barrie Road, Suite 250
    Minneapolis, MN 55435
    Toll-Free 888-277-4977
    Dir: 952-405-7903
    E-mail marlene.robinson@hcca-info.org

About the HCCA

The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), established in 1996, is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. It is a non-profit professional membership organization made up of compliance and ethics professionals working in the health care industry. HCCA is dedicated to improving the quality of compliance. Its mission is to champion ethical practice and compliance standards and to provide the necessary resources for ethics and compliance professionals and others who share these principles.

Visit HCCA's Web site at www.hcca-info.org. Tel: 888/580-8373.


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