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Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security

Purpose:

hipaa logoThe National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) co-hosted the 5th annual conference Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security on June 6 & 7, 2012 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

The conference explored the current health information technology security landscape and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule. This event highlighted the present state of health information security, and practical strategies, tips and techniques for implementing the HIPAA Security Rule. The Security Rule set 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 offered important keynote addresses and plenary sessions as well as breakout sessions following two learning tracks around specific areas of security management and technical assurance. Presentations covered a variety of current topics including updates on HHS health information privacy and security initiatives, OCR's enforcement of health information privacy and security activities, integrating security safeguards into health IT, safeguards to secure mobile devices, removing sensitive data from the Internet, and more.

A single registration fee granted access to all presentations on-site and through a live Webcast. Video of the event is available at: http://www.nist.gov/itl/csd/hipaa-security-conference-2012-webcast.cfm.

A live Twitter Chat was conducted using the hashtag #HIPAASecurity.

Lunch and refreshments were served on-site.

Agenda:

Conference Agenda - Final Agenda dated 5/29/2012

Presentations can be viewed from the NIST Computer Security Division's website known as Computer Security Resource Center (CSRC). 

Details:

Start Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012
End Date: Thursday, June 7, 2012
Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004
Audience: Industry, Government, Healthcare Providers, Other
Format: Conference

Sponsor(s):

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Registration:

Information for 2012 conference:

The registration fee was $395 for in-person attendees and for webcast attendees.

Webcast attendees were e-mailed instructions on how to access the webcast Monday, June 4, 2012.

Registration Contact:

Technical Contact:

Kevin Stine
Phone: 301-975-4483
kevin.stine@nist.gov