Focus Speaker Spotlight: Where HIPAA Compliance and Cyber Security Intersect - Are You Protected?

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Focus Speaker Spotlight: Where HIPAA Compliance and Cyber Security Intersect - Are You Protected?

Sunday, February 3, 2019, 11:15 - 12:30 PM
Where HIPAA Compliance & Cyber Security Intersect - Are You Protected?
Carol Albaugh, Technical Solutions Consultant, VGM Group Inc.
Kelly Grahovac, Senior Consultant, The van Halem Group

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the current state of cyber threats, and those common in the healthcare industry
  2. Understand technology best practices and practical steps you can take immediately to help protect your business from cyber threats
  3. Discuss the intersection of HIPAA and data security
  4. Learn how the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is enforcing HIPAA requirements
  5. Determine if your practice is prepared for a HIPAA audit
  6. Understand the importance of policies and procedures and Business Associate Agreements

Session Description:

Meeting HIPAA's vast array of regulations is the first step to secure patient data in today's connected healthcare environment. In a time when cyber-attacks threaten every business and organization from big to small, it has never been more important for women’s health and home medical equipment industries to make HIPAA compliance and data protection a priority.  Data protection requires a comprehensive approach that addresses how an organization's evolving IT infrastructure and compliance regulations impact electronic protected health information (ePHI).

Speaker Bio:

About Carol:
Technical Solutions Consultant at VGM Group, Inc. focusing on cyber security for the extensive membership organization throughout the 28 business units of VGM.  She has 25+ years’ experience in a variety of positions related to technology and the healthcare industry.  She is a licensed PTA and has held positions as Clinical Application Software Analyst & Senior Team Lead for fortune 500 companies.  Carol’s extensive background in technology, healthcare and security enables her to have a vast understanding of how to protect ePHI from healthcare data security threats.

About Kelly:
Kelly Grahovac serves as a Senior Consultant for The van Halem Group where she focuses on audits, appeals, education and training across multiple lines of business and various specialties. Kelly is a known lecturer in the DME industry, speaking at national conferences, state associations, and for private events. Kelly has nearly 10 years of experience at one of the nation’s leading Medicare contractors where she worked for the DMERC, QIC, and A/B MAC. She has since brought this knowledge and experience over to The van Halem Group, where she has been working since 2013 to assist providers as they navigate the ever changing healthcare payor landscape.

 

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