Sword & Shield Risk and Compliance Consultant Michelle Caswell is among an “all-star cast” of healthcare privacy and security experts scheduled to speak at the Healthcare HITECH Privacy and Security Summit on Tuesday, May 21 at the Hilton Universal City Hotel in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Southern California, have partnered to hold the summit, as part of the ISSA-LA Fifth Annual Information Security Summit, The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business. The events advance ISSA-LA’s core belief that, “It takes the village to secure the village.”
According to a press release issued by the groups, the Healthcare HITECH Privacy and Security Summit will bring together leaders in privacy and security within government and private industry for a day of collaboration, networking and presentations by leading privacy and security professionals. Attendees will learn from experts what they need to know to comply with new HIPAA/HITECH rules and OCR investigations.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the rule January 17, which modifies the privacy and security, breach notification, and enforcement regulations, now a part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) . Covered Entities and Business Associates must be in compliance with the final rule by Sept. 23.