The Winter IT Summit to take place on February 9-10

The Winter Health IT Summit of the Institute for Health Technology Transformation is taking place on February 9-10 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Winter Health IT Summit is designed to bring together C-level, physician, practice management and IT decision-makers from North America’s leading provider organizations and physician practices. It was announced recently that Redspin, Inc. will be participating and speaking at the summit. CEO and Founder John Abraham will be speaking on behalf of Redspin. Redspin, founded in 2000, delivers the highest quality information security assessments to leading companies in the industries of healthcare, financial services, hotels, casinos, and resorts as well as retailers and technology providers

The panel entitled, “Technology, Security Mandates, and HIPAA Privacy.” will cover the new mandates that ARRA has brought practices under HIPAA. “New mandates will force practices to adopt policies and procedures in order to avoid new enforcement provisions and significantly increased penalties,” said Waco Hoover, CEO, Institute for Health Technology Transformation adding, “These critical changes include: new provisions for accounting of disclosures; new patient rights that you will need to incorporate into your policies and staff training; new requirements should your patient data be breached; modifications that will need to be made to your business associate relationships; and increased penalties up to $50,000 per violation to a maximum of $1.5 million a year in the most egregious cases of data breaches.”

The panel will be moderated by Khalid Kark, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, and speaking, along with John Abraham, will be Ram Krishnan, SVP of Products and Marketing, GuardianEdge; Carole Klove, Chief Compliance Officer & Privacy Officer, UCSF Medical Center; Robert Israel, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, John C Lincoln Health Network; and Aaron Carpenter, Chief Information Security Officer, Arizona Department of Health Services.

The Summit’s attendees include industry leaders and senior executives from the healthcare community with the following job titles: Chief Information Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Physician, Practice Manager, VP and Director of IT.