There wasn’t a day that went by without a HIPAA breach in 2015, and 2016 was even worse, according to a recent report. HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The WannaCry ransomware launched in a global attack in early May affected more than 100,000 companies in 150 countries before it was stopped. The Department of Health and Human Services issued cybersecurity alerts and warnings to healthcare organizations after some hospitals had to cancel procedures because of it. And here in Delaware, somebody probably just walked away from a computer without remembering to log off.
Everyone working in healthcare today is aware of the importance of HIPAA and complying with the rules. The fact is, though, sometimes being HIPAA-compliant is harder than expected.
To help local healthcare providers assess where they are taking steps toward HIPAA compliance, SecureNetMD will provide networking and training opportunities. A leader in HIPAA compliance strategies and IT solutions in healthcare, SecureNetMD will host a free #HIPAA Matters seminar for healthcare providers at 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, at the Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites on Route 1, Rehoboth.
“The #HIPAAMatters Seminar offers healthcare providers an opportunity to better understand HIPAA compliance, as well as how HIPAA is important to all healthcare systems,” said Jack Berberian, CEO of SecureNetMD. “We’re committed to ensuring all attendees walk away from this seminar with a wealth of action items and takeaways on how HIPAA affects their organization and workforce.”
The seminar will feature presentations, and question-and-answer sessions with experts from around the country. Topics such as local legislation, legal matters, security and healthcare operations, and other matters surrounding HIPAA compliance and compliance auditing will be discussed. Included with the seminar will be a free risk assessment, a catered dinner and a networking cocktail party. Participants should leave with actionable tips that can be implemented immediately, a HIPAA Awareness training certificate of completion, and a digital HIPAA Awareness kit, HIPAA Awareness poster and much more.
“Our primary commitment is to ensure that all attendees exit this seminar with a better understanding of what HIPAA compliance is and what can be expected with OCR HIPAA Compliance Auditing,” said Berberian.