HIPAA is the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The primary goal of the law is to make it easier for people to keep health insurance, protect the confidentiality and security of healthcare information and help the healthcare industry control administrative costs.
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, was signed into law in 2009, to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. Subtitle D of the HITECH Act addresses the privacy and security concerns associated with the electronic transmission of health information, in part, through several provisions that strengthen the civil and criminal enforcement of the HIPAA rules.
Both HIPAA and HITECH have significant requirements for “Covered Entities” and their “Business Associates”.
Wolf Consulting, Inc. is facilitating our annual HIPAA roundtable discussion on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at our office in Monroeville. During this session, we’ll discuss various aspects of HIPAA and HITECH. This year our plan is to focus our discussions on how attendees are meeting their HIPAA compliance on a day-to-day basis. How and when are you doing your Risk Analysis and Risk Management Plan? And, how detailed are they? How do you train new hires? How do you perform ongoing training for existing employees? How are you protecting electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI)? We ask attendees to bring their most recent HIPAA related documents so they can refer to them during the discussions. Clients are not expected to share copies of their documents with other attendees.
This Roundtable Discussion is designed for business owners, executives and managers of existing clients of Wolf Consulting, Inc. who deal with ePHI and the requirements of HIPAA and HITECH. Naturally there will be a little bit of technical discussion, but most of the discussions will be at a higher business level and not be very technical.
Attendees rated prior years’ HIPAA Roundtable Discussions as very useful. We hope you’ll attend. The session is free of charge, but seating is limited. Light refreshments (breakfast items) will be served. If you have any questions, please call us at 724-325-2900 x4. To reserve your seat, call our office or register online by visiting https://wolf-hipaa2017.eventbrite.com.
Day and Time:
Thursday, September 28, 2017
9am – 11am
Wolf Consulting, Inc.
2790 Mosside Blvd., Suite 300
Monroeville, PA 15146
Call or register online today to reserve your seat!