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Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security - 2015


HIPAA conference logoNIST and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) are pleased to co-host the 8th annual conference, Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security, on September 2-3, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt, 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, breach management, business associate liability, managing 3rd party risk, securing medical devices, and more.

Participants can choose to participate in-person or via webcast. In-person participants can choose to have lunch and refreshments included in their registration fee. All registrants will have access to archived webcast presentations and materials.

For Live Webcast, web browser will need current Flash Player installed, and broadband internet access to support 650kbps continuous download bandwidth.

The event hashtag is #HIPAASecurity. Join the conversation and tweet us your questions.


FINAL Agenda with Presentation Links - Revised September 8, 2015


Start Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015
End Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015
Location: Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Audience: Industry, Government, Healthcare Providers, Other
Format: Conference


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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR)


Online (in-person) registration has been closed. However, on-site registration will be available.

In-person (with catering) Attendees: $460
In-person (without catering) Attendees: $228

Webcast attendees: $179 
Please note webcast requirements: broadband connection with a Flash or an HTML5 capable browser.

Note: All registrants will receive instructions on how to access the live and archived webcast. The webcast will be archived and available for playback approximately one week after the event for one year.

Cancellation/Refund Policies: No refunds will be issued for this event at this point.  

Registration Contact:

Email inquiries to tina@fbcinc.com or call 301-206-2940.

Technical Contact:

Kevin Stine
(301) 975-4483