PHI Protection Workshop To Be Held March 12-13: Turning PHI Security Into a Competitive Advantage

 PHI Protection Workshop To Be Held March 12-13: Turning PHI Security Into a
                            Competitive Advantage

20+ Industry Experts to Provide Hands-On Information About How Organizations
Can Make a Business Case for Protecting Protected Health Information (PHI)

PR Newswire

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 16, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Securing protected health
information (PHI) in healthcare is a growing problem, with 94  percent of
healthcare organizations suffering data breaches, according to the recent
Third Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Securityby Ponemon
Institute. Healthcare organizations need to protect against the organizational
and financial repercussions of data breaches, but may not know how.The
workshop Turning PHI Security Into a Competitive Advantage,,will be held March 12-13, 2013. Participants will
learn how to build, present and defend a business case for PHI security
initiatives tailored exclusively for their organization.

"Healthcare organizations currently lack commitment and resources to protect
patients' PHI," said Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder, Ponemon
Institute. "Making a business case to prioritize PHI protection, will
translate into more investments in information security, benefitting patients
and the entire ecosystem."

What: Two-day workshop Turning PHI Security Into a Competitive Advantage. The
workshop will provide hands-on information for attendees to understand PHI's
true value to their organization, appropriate levels of PHI protection
investments and the ROI of those investments. Additionally, attendees will
learn about the latest PHI protection technology, real-world scenarios and the
three major domains of PHI security breaches.

When: March 12-13, 2013

Where: Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA 02142

Website and registration:

Who: The workshop is open to anyone responsible for managing protected health
information, overseeing patient records, privacy, or data security at
hospitals and healthcare organizations, including CISOs, CIOs, IT security,
privacy and compliance personnel.

Featured Speakers Include:

  oDr. Roy A. Swift, senior director, personnel credentialing accreditation
    program, ANSI
  oMichael Sullivan, partner, The Ashcroft Group
  oEllen Giblin, privacy counsel, The Ashcroft Group
  oGary Gordon, managing partner, Bluewater International
  oDebbie Wolf, executive advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton
  oBob Chaput, CEO and founder, Clearwater Compliance, LLC
  oMary Chaput, chief financial and compliance officer, Clearwater
    Compliance, LLC
  oAdam Greene, partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  oLynda Martel, executive director, DriveSavers Data Recovery, Inc.
  oJames Anderson, executive security consultant, Emagined Security
  oDr. Gary Christoph, former Department of Health and Human Services client
  oMeredith Phillips, chief privacy officer, Henry Ford Health System
  oChristopher Cwalina, partner, Holland & Knight
  oRick Kam, president and co-founder, ID Experts
  oLarry Clinton, president and CEO, Internet Security Alliance
  oJoshua Magri, associate vice president, Internet Security Alliance
  oDr. Deborah Peel, founder and chair, Patient Privacy Rights
  oRobert Gardner, regulatory compliance manager, Pfizer
  oJim Pyles, principal, Powers, Pyles, Sutter & Verville PC
  oCatherine Allen, chairman and CEO, The Santa Fe Group
  oMarsha Young, vice president, cyber security, SAIC

About PHI Protection Network (PPN)
PPN is an interactive network of PHI protectors and solutions providers. This
cross-industry group was formed to help expedite the adoption of PHI best
practice. Many members contributed to the report The Financial Impact of
Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for Enhanced PHI
Security—calling for enhanced security to safeguard protected health
information--issued in March 2012 with the American National Standards
Institute (ANSI), via its Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management
Standards Panel (IDSP), in partnership with The Shared Assessments Program,
and the Internet Security Alliance (ISA).

SOURCE PHI Protection Network

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