NIST and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) are pleased to co-host the 9th annual conference, Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security, on October 19-20, 2016 at the Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C.
The conference will explore the current healthcare cybersecurity landscape and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule. This event will highlight the present state of healthcare cybersecurity, 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 of industry and government speakers will cover a variety of current topics including updates on the HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule, medical device cybersecurity, identity and access management, response and recovery practices, cybersecurity for small providers, 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.
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