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Lumension Sponsored Webinar Discusses Ways to Protect Patient Data and Comply with HIPAA Security Mandates
Date:8/12/2009

Lumension to present alongside United Health Care System on how to protect electronic medical records by enforcing device control and data encryption policies

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) August 13, 2009 -- In an increasingly online health care environment where patient's medical records are shared among many medical professionals including doctors, insurance companies, healthcare facilities and others, the risk of improper electronic protected health information (EPHI) disclosure is on the rise and at an all time high. According to Forrester, 52% of companies surveyed have suffered data loss via a USB thumb drive or other removable media devices. With an urgency to digitize medical records, organizations face new challenges to implement administrative, technical and physical security policies to effectively protect sensitive electronic health information while also addressing HIPAA Security Rule requirements.

In a webinar titled: Medical Records on the Run: Protecting Patient Data with Device Control and Encryption, Lumension®, the global leader in operational endpoint management and security, outlines how organizations can effectively protect medical records with proper data protection and encryption methodologies such as device control while also helping address HIPAA security compliance mandates. The webinar, to be held on Thursday, August 18, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. PST, features Lumension Director of Solution Marketing Chris Merritt and George Ward, Manager for Information Security and Computer Operations, United Health Care System.

The webinar takes an in-depth look at how the IT team at United Health Care System defined their data protection policy, implemented role-based device control and encryption throughout the entire organization, and how they drove awareness throughout the organization to this policy change. By attending this webinar, attendees will:

 
  • Understand the current threat and regulatory environment for healthcare organizations
  • Discover how to effectively manage and automate technical controls to help address HIPAA Security Rule requirements
  • Learn proven methods to ensure business enablement without risking improper EPHI disclosures

Event Details:

WHAT: Medical Records on the Run: Protecting Patient Data with Device Control and Encryption

WHEN: Thursday, August 18, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. PDT / 2:00 p.m. EDT

WHO: Chris Merritt, director of solution marketing, Lumension and George Ward, manager for information security and computer operations, CISSP, United Health Care System

Registration Information:

To register for this event, please visit Medical Records on the Run: Protecting Patient Data with Device Control and Encryption. This webinar qualifies for 1.2 contacts hours toward recertification of the CPHIMS credential.

For more information about Lumension's participation in this webinar or to speak with company experts about the event, please contact Cindy Kim, cindy.kim@lumension.com.

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About Lumension Security, Inc.
Lumension Security, Inc., a global leader in operational endpoint management and security, develops, integrates and markets security software solutions that help businesses protect their vital information and manage critical risk across network and endpoint assets. Lumension enables more than 5,100 customers worldwide to achieve optimal security and IT success by delivering a proven and award-winning solution portfolio that includes Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Protection, Data Protection, and Compliance and Risk Management offerings. Lumension is known for providing world-class customer support and services 24x7, 365 days a year. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has operations worldwide, including Virginia, Utah, Florida, Texas, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Spain, France, Australia, and Singapore. Lumension: IT Secured. Success Optimized.™ More information can be found at lumension.com.

Lumension, the Lumension logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lumension Security, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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