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NIST Hosts September Meeting on Protecting Health Info Through HIPAA Security

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is hosting "Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security-2015," September 2-3, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The meeting is the eighth in an annual series, and is co-hosted by the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services. 

The conference will examine the present state of health information technology security as it applies to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and provides 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. 

Presentations will cover a variety of security management and technical assurance topics including updates on the Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule, breach management, business associate liability, managing third party risk and securing medical devices. 

Participants have the option of attending the meeting in person at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C., or via webcast. 

For more information and to register, visit the HIPAA Security-2015 event page.

Released July 27, 2015, Updated January 8, 2018