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FREE WEBINAR Tomorrow: Lessons & Examples from 2023’s Breaches & Fines

Data BreachFebruary 15th Webinar: Highly sophisticated cybercriminal groups and state-sponsored hackers continue to target the healthcare industry. It has been the worst ever year for healthcare data breaches. Here are the stats for the year to date:

  • 725 data breaches have been reported to the HHS Office for Civil Rights.
  • The protected health information of more than 133 million individuals has been exposed or stolen.
  • Several multi-million-record data breaches were reported, including 3 that rank in the top 10 biggest data breaches of all time.
  • More healthcare records have been exposed in 2023 than in 2021 and 2022 combined.
  • The Office for Civil Rights imposed 13 financial penalties on HIPAA-regulated entities, including two financial penalties of more than $1 million.
  • State Attorneys General have also been actively enforcing HIPAA compliance, with 15 investigations leading to financial penalties, including a $49.5 million settlement with Blackbaud.

Free Webinar: Lessons & Actionable Tips From 2023 Data Breaches

Lessons can and should be learned from 2023’s data breaches. The free webinar will include these topics:

  • Discussion of some of the major data breaches of the year with explanations of how compliance with HIPAA could have prevented some of these breaches and regulatory fines.
  • A walk through the full extent of the HIPAA regulations with actionable tips that you can implement within your organization to help simplify the compliance process and protect your business from being breached or fined.
  • Attendees will also be provided with predictions about what can be expected in the coming year and beyond.
  • During the webinar, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, or you can email them in advance:

Free Webinar Details

Thursday, February 15, 2024

11:00 a.m. PT ¦ 12:00 p.m. MT ¦ 1:00 pm CT ¦ 2:00 pm ET

Host: Compliancy Group

Speaker: Liam Degnan, Compliancy Group, Director of Strategic Initiatives

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Early Bird Registration For National HIPAA Summit 2024 Ends 22nd December

The National HIPAA Summit is a leading forum on healthcare EDI, privacy, cybersecurity, and HIPAA compliance.

The 22nd December deadline for early bird registration for the Virtual 41st National HIPAA Summit is fast approaching. You can register as a HIPAA Journal reader also receive $100 off the registration fee by entering “HIPAAJournal” on the registration page.  (This is not a sponsored post or paid sponsorship or affiliate link)

HIPAA Summit

The event provides a tremendous opportunity for learning through HIPAA workforce training sessions and keynote speeches from top government officials and leading industry professionals. You can download a PDF of the HIPAA Summit Agenda here.

Attendees will gain valuable insights into health information privacy, healthcare cybersecurity, HIPAA enforcement, and a wealth of information to help them maintain HIPAA compliance and take healthcare data privacy and security to the next level.

This year, the HIPAA Summit is being co-chaired by:

  • Adam Greene, JD, MPH – Partner and Co-chair, Health Information & HIPAA Practice, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, HIPAA Summit Distinguished Service Award Winner, Former Senior Health Information Technology and Privacy Specialist, Office for Civil Rights, HHS, Washington, DC
  • Kirk J. Nahra, JD – Partner and Co-chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, Wilmer Hale, Adjunct Professor, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC
  • Iliana Peters, JD, LLM – Shareholder, Polsinelli, Former Acting Deputy Director, Health Information Privacy, Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
  • Robert M. Tennant, MA – Vice President, Federal Affairs, Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI); Former Director, HIT Policy, Medical Group Management Association; Washington, DC

Government Keynote Speakers

  • Nicholas Heesters, MEng, JD, CIPP – Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity, Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Health and Human Services, Philadelphia, PA
  • Melanie Fontes Rainer, MSME, JD – Director, Office for Civil Rights, HHS; Former Senior Advisor, Healthcare to Attorney General, CA DOJ; Former Chief of Staff, Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Washington, DC
  • J. Ronnie Solomon, JD – Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC.
  • Micky Tripathi, MPP, PhD – National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, US Department of Health and Human Services; Affiliate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, Washington, DC


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