Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Learning: Privacy and Security Monitoring, Audits and Investigations

On November 13, 2007, I will be speaking at a Lorman Eduational Services seminar to be held in Charleston, West Virginia. The seminar topic is "Health Care Information Privacy and Security Monitoring, Audits and Investigations: How to avoid an investigation and what you should expect if the state or federal officials call". You can register online here.

Also speaking at the seminar will be (read full bios):
  • Jack Shaffer, CIO for the Community Health Network of West Virginia who has experience in all aspects of technology, including systems development, enterprise application integration, networking, telecommunications, data center operations, database administration, disaster recovery, security and mobile computing.
Below is a copy of the seminar agenda:

9:00 am – 10:30 am Legal Overview of HIPAA Privacy and Security Enforcement

Robert L. Coffield, Esq.

  • HIPAA Refresher on Enforcement Rules and Penalties
  • OCR Privacy Investigation Statistics
  • Best Practices on Conducting Internal Investigations
  • Responding to OCR/CMS Investigation
10:30 am – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 11:30 am Preparing for an Audit

Michael T. Harmon, CIPP/G

  • Auditing vs. Monitoring
  • Other Governmental Auditors – e.g., OIG, Legislature
  • Elements of the OIG Audit of Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta
  • New Kennedy/Leahy Legislation and Changes to Current Practice
  • Privacy and Security Accreditation
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch (On Your Own)
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Technologies and Procedures for HIPAA Compliance

Jack L. Shaffer Jr.

  • Acceptable Use Policies and Enforcement
  • Protecting PHI With Encryption Technologies
  • Auditing and Monitoring Tools
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm The Role of the Privacy Officer

Terrisita Barrett, CIPP

  • The Changing Privacy and Security Landscape
  • Role and Responsibilities: Past, Present and Future
  • Challenges Affecting the Privacy Officer Role
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Panel Discussion, and Questions and Answers

Terrisita Barrett, CIPP, Robert L. Coffield, Esq.,

Michael T. Harmon, CIPP/G, and Jack L. Shaffer Jr.

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