Event to Focus on Safeguarding Information

Office for Civil Rights, NIST to address security issues
Event to Focus on Safeguarding Information
Two federal agencies will host a conference in Washington May 11-12 focusing on health information security topics ranging from risk assessments to compliance issues.

The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights and the National Institute of Standards and Technology will convene the event, "Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance Through HIPAA Security."

Topics to be discussed will include:

The OCR's enforcement of the HIPAA security rule;
Risk assessments and contingency planning;
Logging and auditing issues;
Security of health devices; and
Security issues for mobile technologies and new media.

Panels will discuss the federal breach notification rule and the status of compliance with the HIPAA security rule, among other topics.

For more information, visit nist.gov

About the Author

Howard Anderson

Howard Anderson

Former News Editor, ISMG

Anderson was news editor of Information Security Media Group and founding editor of HealthcareInfoSecurity and DataBreachToday. He has more than 40 years of journalism experience, with a focus on healthcare information technology issues. Before launching HealthcareInfoSecurity, he served as founding editor of Health Data Management magazine, where he worked for 17 years, and he served in leadership roles at several other healthcare magazines and newspapers.

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