Healthcare IT and Privacy Experts to Discuss HIPAA Enforcement, Cyber Security Threats and Meaningful Use Audits
CynergisTek announced that its CEO, Mac McMillan, and Vice President of Compliance, David Holtzman, have been selected to present educational sessions on privacy and security at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 2015 Convention & Exhibit in New Orleans, Louisiana. The sessions will draw from the presenters’ in-depth knowledge and firsthand experience to detail imminent regulatory enforcement activity, current cyber security trends, and how to prepare for Meaningful Use audits.
CynergisTek presentations scheduled at AHIMA 2015 include:
- CynergisTek CEO and chair of the HIMSS Privacy and Security Policy Task Force, Mac McMillan’s joint educational session, “The Next Level of HIPAA Enforcement: Are You Ready?,” alongside Adam Greene, JD, MPH, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Davis Wright Tremaine, on Monday, September 28th at 4:30 PM CDT in Rooms 275 – 277
- McMillan’s solo educational session, “Cyber Security Trends in Healthcare: Threats, Regulations, and Best Practices,” on Tuesday, September 29th at 3:15 PM CDT in Rooms 288 – 290
- CynergisTek VP of Compliance and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) veteran, David Holtzman’s educational session, “Preparing your Organization for a Meaningful Use Audit,” on Wednesday, September 30th at 8:00 AM CDT in La Nouvelle Ballroom C
Each of CynergisTek’s presentations will address a pertinent privacy or security challenge for healthcare provider organizations, and offer best practice strategies for tackling it head-on. McMillan’s 30 plus years of experience serving in both government and private sector positions, and Holtzman’s tenure as a senior advisor with OCR, will provide attendees with valuable insights into how they can best prepare and protect their organization to ensure the integrity of information assets. Holtzman will also provide breaking developments concerning Meaningful Use regulations and OCR’s new HIPAA Audit program.
“The prevalence of security incidents in healthcare demonstrates that providers are still struggling to adequately safeguard their sensitive data, and now they’re also facing looming regulatory action,” said McMillan. “The need for practical education on how to effectively manage these priorities is pressing. At CynergisTek, we have always been committed to supporting providers and to enhancing the state of security in the industry as a whole, so we are looking forward to sharing our expertise.”
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The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) represents more than 101,000 health information professionals in the United States and around the world. AHIMA is committed to promoting and advocating for high quality research, best practices and effective standards in health information and to actively contributing to the development and advancement of health information professionals worldwide. AHIMA’s enduring goal is quality healthcare through quality information. www.ahima.org.