HIPAA/HITECH Act in 2014: What You Need to Know
In a two hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant and latest HIPAA/HITECH Act issues.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- HIPAA/HITECH Act in 2014: An overview
- Emerging trends and issues
- Enforcement and compliance
- Penalties and exemptions
- Best practices
- Latest regulatory updates
Deborah Gersh, Partner
ROPES & GRAY LLP
Jennifer Romig, Attorney
ROPES & GRAY LLP
- Discuss potential outcomes of recent FTC enforcement actions, including whether FTC is likely to maintain its aggressive stance and whether OCR may opt to take a more aggressive enforcement stance in the future. Consider how this may increase compliance obligations and standards for companies, and the best use of company compliance dollars.
- Review new Security Risk Assessment tool and discuss mixed messaging and standards promulgated by ONC/OCR with respect to the performance of a risk/gap analysis.
- Discuss liability, risk and data aggregation challenges faced by HIEs and participants.
Jennifer J. Daniels, Partner
Blank Rome LLP
- Review HIPAA / HITECH enforcement – how HITECH strengthened enforcement and increased penalties
- Discuss status of enforcement – OCR audits, OCR tools for audit preparation, enforcement trends
- Compare and contrast with FTC enforcement in the same space
Michael D. Ebert, Partner, Advisory Services
- Change is usage of fine and Penalty money. OCR gets to retain for internal usage and funding of operations
- Second round of OCR Audits to commence this fall, first 800 Covered Entities, 2015 400 Business Associates
- Advanced Questionnaire will be used to screen examinations, but the most critical item being requested is a complete assessment of compliance as required under 163.308
Who Should Attend:
- General Counsel in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Industries
- Compliance, Privacy and Data Security Officers
- Biotech/Pharma/Healthcare Attorneys & Advisors
- Life Sciences and Health Care Practice Consultants/Advisors
- Consultants & Clients in the Biotech, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industries
- Senior Management
- And other Related/Interested Professionals
Deborah Gersh is the co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s health care practice group. Debbie is a recognized expert in the field of privacy and data security and advises clients on an array of data privacy, protection and security matters under HIPAA as well as state privacy and security laws. Deborah has represented clients involved in security incidents involving protected health and other sensitive personal information, including representing clients in matters involving the United States Department of health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, as well as HIPAA security audits and qui tam actions initiated by state and federal government authorities. She is a frequent speaker on privacy and data security issues and author of articles highlighting trends in the field.
Deborah Gersh is the co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s health care practice group. Debbie is a recognized expert in the …
Ms. Daniels is a Partner who leads the privacy and security practice at Blank Rome. Her practice emphasizes the representation of clients seeking counsel on privacy and security issues in the United States, Europe and around the world. Ms. Daniels advises clients on HIPAA, COPPA, CAN-SPAM, the FTC Act, security breach notification laws, and other U.S. state and federal privacy and data security requirements and global data protection laws. For the past twelve years, Ms. Daniels has counseled clients, including global fortune 100 companies, in their global privacy and security efforts, working closely with these clients’ internal privacy offices to: audit the companies’ business practices, draft policies and procedures, create and negotiate privacy language in contracts and permission documents, prepare on-line training modules, and respond to government inquiries.
Ms. Daniels is a Partner who leads the privacy and security practice at Blank Rome. Her practice emphasizes the representation …
Jennifer Romig is an associate in Ropes & Gray's health care practice group. Jenn advises clients on matters relating to HIPAA, the HITECH Act and accompanying regulations, as well as state law data privacy and security issues. Jenn has worked with clients on the implementation of their HIPAA privacy and security compliance programs, and has provided advice in connection with data security incidents and breaches. In addition, Jenn worked on site in the legal department of a multinational medical device company, where she negotiated BAAs and assisted in the development and implementation of the company's HIPAA compliance program. Jenn has co-authored two recent articles analyzing the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and its consequences for business associates.
Jennifer Romig is an associate in Ropes & Gray's health care practice group. Jenn advises clients on matters relating to …
Michael Ebert is a Partner in the Philadelphia office of KPMG’s Advisory Services Practice and serves as leader of the HIPAA Services Team. Michael is experienced with various areas of Information Management and Information Security with particular specialization in the fields of IT risk management and business enablement. He has extensive knowledge and experience managing complex projects, implementing, administrating and securing complex client-server and heterogeneous network technologies.
Michael has substantial experience leading and coordinating IT Advisory engagements across several industries, with a focus on Information Protection, Security, Privacy and Continuity. He has served as partner on several IT Advisory engagements with responsibility for helping clients in developing processes to protect information assets, design enterprise security and continuity strategy.
Michael Ebert is a Partner in the Philadelphia office of KPMG’s Advisory Services Practice and serves as leader of the …
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Method of Presentation:
On-demand Webcast (CLE)
NASBA Field of Study:
Specialized Knowledge and Applications
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Areas of Professional Practice
2.0 CPE (Not eligible for QAS (On-demand) CPE credits)
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About ROPES & GRAY LLP
Ropes & Gray is one of the world’s premier law firms, with approximately 1,100 lawyers serving clients in major centers of business, finance, technology and government. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul.
Our leading national privacy and data security practice is ranked nationally by Chambers USA and Chambers Global and has been named “Privacy Group of the Year” by Law360. Our privacy and data security attorneys are leaders in the fields of data privacy and security compliance, counseling, response and prevention. We have advised clients on the impact of HIPAA, the HITECH Act, and accompanying regulations since the inception of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule over ten years ago. We routinely advise clients on the full array of data privacy and security matters, including creation of privacy and security compliance programs, compliance and risk assessments, development and implementation of remediation and corrective action plans, development and implementation of workforce training, advice in connection with data breaches, representation of covered entities and business associates in regard to negotiation of business associate agreements, development of model documents and templates for policies and business associate agreements (“BAAs”), and preemption analyses to determine whether existing state laws are more stringent than the HIPAA requirements. We are currently advising clients on the impact of the newly enacted HIPAA Omnibus rule on their operations.
About Blank Rome LLP
With more than 500 attorneys serving clients across the globe, Blank Rome LLP is an international law firm representing businesses and organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-up entities. The Firm’s services include cybersecurity, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, public companies and capital formation; tax; commercial and corporate litigation; financial services; bankruptcy and financial restructuring; employment benefits and labor; government relations; intellectual property; maritime, international trade and procurement; privately held and emerging companies; product liability; public finance; real estate; trusts and estates; and white collar, internal and government investigations.
About KPMG LLP
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us), is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s member firms have 155,000 professionals, including more than 8,600 partners, in 155 countries.
About KPMG International
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 155 countries and have 155,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.