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Retailers are not the only ones with data privacy concerns--health care providers need to manage the risk and protect patient data

12 Privacy and Security sessions offered over four days at the 2014 Compliance Institute March 30April 2, 2014, San Diego, California

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In this electronic age, privacy of patient data is a major risk for all health care providers. Whether it is the risk of lost or stolen documents and portable memory devices, cyber threats, compliance with new and changing health care privacy and security rules, health care providers count patient data privacy among their top concerns. The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) has developed the Privacy & Security educational track and assembled leading government and privacy compliance experts to address these issues at the 2014 Compliance Institute, March 30 through April 2, 2014, San Diego, California, HCCA announced today.

With the following 12 sessions offered over four days, the Privacy and Security educational track provides an in-depth look into chief privacy risks and compliance concerns for 2014.

-HIPAA Privacy and Security 101 – Speaker: Erika Bol, Privacy Officer, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy/Financing;

- Information Security: Fundamentals, Top Risks, and Strategies to Counter Threats – Speakers: Jim A. Donaldson, Director of Corporate Compliance/Privacy & Security Officer, Baptist Health Care Corporation and Fred Touchette, Senior Security Analyst, AppRiver;

-OCR Reports on Enforcement of the HIPAA Rules – Speaker: Linda Sanches, Sr. Advisor, Health Information Privacy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;

-Privacy and Security in a Rapidly Evolving Environment – Speaker: Laura Rosas, Program Officer, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;

-Is Your Privacy Program Reactive or Proactive? Tips and Tricks to Build a Proactive Program – Speakers: Jacki Monson, Chief Privacy Officer, Sutter Health and Jutta Williams, Director, Corporate Compliance Privacy Officer, Intermountain Healthcare;

-LoProCo: Understanding and Applying the Four Factor Assessment Model for Presumed Breaches – Speaker: Frank Ruelas, Privacy, Security and Compliance Officer, Gila River Health Care;

-Top 10 Tips for Effectively Assessing Business Associates: Determining the Adequacy of Your Business Associate's Security, Privacy & Data Protection Compliance – Speaker: Web Hull, Senior Privacy & Compliance Specialist, Iron Mountain;

-Privacy and Security Challenges in Integrated Care – Speaker: Tim Timmons, Corporate Integrity Officer, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health;

-Ensuring Mobile App Compliance with HIPAA – Speaker: Adam Greene, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP;

-Walking the Straight and Narrow between Requirements of the IRB Protocols and Compliance with HIPAA – Speakers: Donna Hoagland, Institutional Review Board, Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences and Julie Kligerman, Director-Legal Management, University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ;

-Why Preparing for an OCR Audit Is Neither Boilerplate, Straightforward, or Predictable, and What to Do When Everything You Thought You Knew Changes throughout the Process – Speakers: Laurie Smaldon, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Andi Bosshart, Vice President Corporate Compliance/Privacy Officer, Community Health Systems, Scott Breece, Community Health Systems, and Dion P. Sheidy, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers;

-Privacy Officer Roundtable: The Omnibus Rule—Six Months in and Now What?  – Speaker: Marti Arvin, Chief Compliance Officer, UCLA Health System.

For the complete Compliance Institute 2014 agenda click here: http://www.compliance-institute.org/

About the 2014 Compliance Institute
HCCA's 2014 Compliance Institute, a four-day conference with 146 sessions, nine learning tracks, and 232 speakers, will immerse approximately 2,000 conference attendees in the vast world of governance, regulatory risk, and compliance obligations health care industry compliance professionals face daily. The Compliance Institute is the primary education and networking event for professionals working in compliance and ethics in the health care industry. At this meeting, attendees learn the latest methods and strategies for developing and improving their compliance programs in this rapidly growing and evolving profession.

In addition to the Privacy & Security track, the Compliance Institute features the following tracks:

  • Hot Topics in Compliance Track
  • Long-Term Care Compliance Track
  • Physician Compliance Track
  • Compliance Lawyer Track
  • Auditing & Monitoring Track
  • Quality of Care Track
  • How to Succeed as a Compliance Professional Track
  • Advanced Discussion Groups

Use this link to access the Compliance Institute website http://www.compliance-institute.org/

About HCCA
The HCCA, established in 1996 and headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, is a non-profit professional membership organization with more than 8,500 members. It is dedicated to improving the quality of compliance. Visit HCCA's website at www.hcca-info.org. Tel: 888/580-8373. 

SOURCE Health Care Compliance Association

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