Webinar on HIPAA compliance under HITECH by the Institute for Health Technology Transformation

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and meaningful use of technology across the healthcare industry. The institute is set to hold a health information webinar entitled “Case Study: The Challenges of Protecting ePHI to comply with HIPAA under HITECH” on April 13th, 2010 at 11:00am PDT.

At the webinar would be present Wes Wright, vice president and chief technology officer, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Ram Krishnan, senior vice president of products, GuardianEdge who will discuss real-world healthcare environments and associated risks of exposed patient data; new federal and state mandates for the secure collection and exchange of electronic patient health information; changing priorities of managing patient data for an increasing mobile workforce of medical professionals; growing importance of secure endpoint devices to help enable quality of care; and lessons learned in choosing and deploying mobile data encryption for the protection of ePHI.

“As healthcare moves to a wider and deeper electronically connected model, new state and federal personal privacy laws combined with updates to HIPAA are making the regulatory environment more complex than ever,” said Ram Krishnan, senior vice president of products, GuardianEdge. “Healthcare organizations need make sure all of the systems are in place to properly protect their patients’ private information.”

Wes Wright will discuss the delicate balance between enjoying the benefits of a mobile computing environment and mitigating the risks associated with it.