Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security- Conference/Webinar

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) are co-hosting the 6th annual conference Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security on May 21 & 22, 2013 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

The conference will explore the current health information technology security landscape and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule. This event will highlight the present state of health information security, and practical strategies, tips and techniques for implementing the HIPAA Security Rule. The Security Rule sets federal standards to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic protected health information by requiring HIPAA covered entities and their business associates to implement and maintain administrative, physical and technical safeguards.

The conference will offer sessions exploring security management and technical assurance of electronic health information.  Presentations will cover a variety of current topics including updates on the Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule, identity management, strengthening cybersecurity in the health care sector, integrating security safeguards into health IT, managing insider threats, securing mobile devices, and more.

Participants can choose to participate on-site, or through a live web cast. Lunch and refreshments are included in the on-site registration fee. All registrations include access to archived webcast presentations and materials.

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Start Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
End Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004


Onsite attendee registration:

Fee: $400

Webcast Registration:

Fee: $200 (Webcast attendees will be e-mailed instructions on how to access the webcast by Monday May 20, 2013.)

Registration Contact:

Teresa Vicente, Phone 301-975-3883,

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