Health Info Security Conference Slated

HIPAA Security Rule a Primary Focus
Health Info Security Conference Slated
The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights will hold their fourth annual healthcare information security conference May 10-11 in Washington. For the first time, the event also will be accessible via a live webcast.

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra is the invited keynoter for the event, "Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance Through HIPAA Security.

The conference will offer strategies, tips and techniques for implementing the HIPAA security rule. The rule set federal standards to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of protected health information by requiring HIPAA covered entities and their business associates to implement and maintain administrative, physical and technical safeguards.

The HHS Office for Civil Rights enforces the HIPAA privacy and security rules. NIST, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a federal physical science research laboratory. It is developing a HIPAA Security Rule toolkit, which will be discussed at the conference.

Other key presentations will provide updates on regulatory activity and HIPAA enforcement. Among other topics to be addressed are:

The complete agenda is available on the NIST website.

About the Author

Howard Anderson

Howard Anderson

Former News Editor, ISMG

Anderson was news editor of Information Security Media Group and founding editor of HealthcareInfoSecurity and DataBreachToday. He has more than 40 years of journalism experience, with a focus on healthcare information technology issues. Before launching HealthcareInfoSecurity, he served as founding editor of Health Data Management magazine, where he worked for 17 years, and he served in leadership roles at several other healthcare magazines and newspapers.

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