With the ongoing increase in breach incidents, including cyberattacks, and the looming fear of OCR enforcement, healthcare organizations continue to struggle with safeguarding information, breach response and mitigation strategies, and implementing compliance program improvements that will reduce their financial, operational, and reputational risk.
Join Kathleen Kenney, author of the newly updated HIPAA: A Guide to Health Care Privacy and Security Law, Second Edition, and Lisa Acevedo from Polsinelli for a live, one-hour webinar covering:
- OCR settlements in 2017 and enforcement predictions for 2018
- Breach preparation and response – lessons learned and practical tips
- Trends in healthcare cyberattacks and training tips to avoid phishing scams and other cyberattacks
- Key takeaways from OCR’s recent guidance on disaster response and sharing of opioid abuse information
- Bridging the gap between IT and the C-suite to ensure cybersecurity is viewed as a company issue
Lisa Acevedo brings nearly two decades of deep experience in HIPAA and health information privacy and security to provide clients with business-focused compliance strategies to maximize the benefits of health data while minimizing and responding to ever-changing threats and risks. As the Chair of Polsinelli’s Health Information Privacy and Security team, Lisa provides strategic counsel in the areas of federal health privacy laws and regulations, including HIPAA, FERPA, the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Records (42 CFR Part 2), as well as state laws governing the confidentiality of health information, mental health records, and records containing other highly sensitive information. She also advises multi-national health care companies with international data protection laws that impact their use and transfer of health data, including the EU Privacy Directive, the soon-to-be-effective General Data Protection Regulation, and Privacy Shield compliance. Lisa is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in both the U.S. and Europe.
Katie Kenney specializes in HIPAA/HITECH issues and delivers particular strength in privacy, security, and breach regulatory issues for covered entities and business associates. Prior to joining the firm, Katie worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). At OCR, she served as the subject matter expert for breach notification, assisted in the administrative rulemaking process, drafted Preamble language for the recently published Omnibus Rule amending HIPAA, and actively participated on OCR’s audit team. Katie’s time at OCR equipped her with the necessary skills to advise entities who are struggling with HIPAA compliance or seeking to modify policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the Omnibus Rule.
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