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."
Adam Greene, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Christy Navarro, CIPP, Chief Privacy Administrator, Catholic Healthcare West
Member Price: $159
Nonmember Price: $179