Enforcement Trends in Healthcare Privacy

Original broadcast date: November 10, 2011

As the nation moves toward greater adoption and leveraging of health information technology, the issue of protecting and providing proper access to health records has become a central element of concern. In addition to that attention, the last few years have seen a marked increase in the enforcement of various health information privacy laws at both the federal and state level. While the theme of only a few years ago was "voluntary compliance," large breaches and other privacy and security issues may now lead to a multitude of penalties or financial settlements. This Web conference will explore recent healthcare privacy enforcement trends, including:
  • The increase in HIPAA financial settlements and what lessons can be learned from these resolutions;
  • How states are using both HIPAA and state law to enforce health information privacy;
  • The various types of federal and state agencies that are enforcing health information privacy, and
  • What the future may hold, such as HIPAA audits and more aggressive enforcement of potential violations attributable to "willful neglect."
Speakers:
Adam Greene, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Christy Navarro, CIPP, Chief Privacy Administrator, Catholic Healthcare West
Member Price: $159
Nonmember Price: $179