Webinar: "The State of U.S. Healthcare Privacy – Survey Results and Expert Perspectives"

I received this notice of an educational webinar titled “The State of U.S. Healthcare Privacy – Survey Results and Expert Perspectives”, featuring Deven McGraw, Director of the Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology (full bio), and John Houston, Vice President; Information Security and Privacy; Assistant Counsel at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (full bio).

Deven and John are both members of the Privacy and Security Workgroup of the Health IT Policy Committee, a federal advisory committee established in ARRA HITECH of 2009.  Both Deven and John testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Health IT Privacy prior to the passage of ARRA HITECH.

There is no registration fee for your attendance at this educational webinar, registration is easy and details are below. Registrants will automatically be sent a replay of the webinar as well as the survey results, even if they cannot attend live.

Webinar Details

Date: Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Time: 11:00 Pacific / 2:00 Eastern

Title: “The State of U.S. Healthcare Privacy – Survey Results and Expert Perspectives”

Speakers: Deven McGraw, Director of the Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology (full bio), John Houston, Vice President; Information Security and Privacy; Assistant Counsel at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (full bio).

Webinar Summary: Results from a recent industry survey on the state of U.S. healthcare privacy will be released during the webinar and the expert speakers will ofer their perspectives on the survey results.

Ms. McGraw’s focus will be on comparing the survey results with existing healthcare policy such as ARRA HITECH as well as providing insights on how the results map to anticipated policies in 2010.

Mr. Houston will offer insights on operationalizing healthcare privacy and compliance leveraging his best-of-class experiences at UPMC as well as drawing upon his privacy work with HHS and the HIT Policy committee.

Survey Background
In November 2009, FairWarning, a leading provider of privacy surveillance solutions for Electronic Health Records, commissioned New London Consulting to develop a survey of healthcare providers, specifically hospital personnel.  The survey was designed to elicit healthcare professionals’ opinions and insights on new healthcare privacy regulations such as ARRA HITECH, privacy security and auditing, information technology risk management, and compliance requirements.

New London Consulting and FairWarning developed a series of 26 questions that sought to reveal the following:

  • Awareness and understanding of new privacy laws and concerns surrounding willful neglect and breach notification
  • Perceived impact of ARRA HITECH “Accounting of Disclosure” requirements
  • Adoption rate of automated systems and processes that will meet compliance requirements
  • Perceptions surrounding government enforcement of the new laws and likelihood of an audit
  • Deployment and effective use of privacy and auditing tools for compliance

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