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HIPAA 2017 - Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security

NIST and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) are pleased to co-host the 10th annual conference, Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security, on September 5-6, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency, Washington, D.C.

The conference will explore the current healthcare cybersecurity landscape and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule. This event will highlight the present state of healthcare cybersecurity, and practical strategies, tips and techniques for implementing the HIPAA Security Rule. The Security Rule sets federal standards to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic protected health information by requiring HIPAA covered entities and their business associates to implement and maintain administrative, physical and technical safeguards.

The conference will offer sessions that explore the security management and technical assurance of electronic health information. Presentations will cover a variety of topics including understanding the current cybersecurity threat landscape, managing data breaches, considerations for small provider cybersecurity, managing cybersecurity risk and implementing practical cybersecurity solutions in healthcare environments, updates on OCR's Phase 2 audits and enforcement activities, and more.

Webcast Option:

Participants can choose to participate in-person or via webcast. All registrants will have access to archived webcast presentations and materials.

For Live Webcast, web browser will need current Flash Player installed, and broadband internet access to support 650kbps continuous download bandwidth.

The event hashtag is #HIPAASecurity. Join the conversation and tweet us your questions.

Event Details

Starts: September 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM EDT
Ends: September 06, 2017 - 05:00 PM EDT

Format: Both Type: Conference

Agenda Website

Attendance Type: Open to public
Audience Type: Industry,Government

HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR)


Hyatt Regency
Washington, D.C.

Related Topics

Security and Privacy: general security & privacy

Laws and Regulations: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Sectors: healthcare

Created August 29, 2017, Updated June 22, 2020