The HITECH ACT-- What's on the Horizon for Electronic Medical Records, HIPAA and Data Security


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Continental Breakfast and Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Waller Lansden Conference Center
511 Union Street, Suite 2700
Nashville, TN 37219

Please join us at the Waller Lansden Conference Center on Thursday, April 23, 2009, for a discussion of the Health Information Technology and Security provisions of the American Reinvestment & Recovery Act of 2009. This program will provide an overview of the stimulus bill's  new laws relating to the promotion of electronic medical records, HIPAA, and security breaches. 

Who should attend?

  • Healthcare Providers
  • Health Plans
  • General Counsel and In-house Attorneys at healthcare companies
  • Compliance Officers
  • Privacy and Security Officers
  • Clearinghouses
  • AND businesses that perform services that include accessing patient information on behalf of these entities.

What we will cover:

Electronic Medical Records (EMRs)

  • "Show me the money!"  Funding for EMRs under the stimulus bill
  • The requirements for receiving funding
  • Standards for certification of EMR systems
  • The expanded role of the federal government in regulating EMRs
  • Timing for funding
  • Penalties for non-compliance
  • Deadlines

Changes to HIPAA

  • New obligations for Business Associates
  • New requirements for Covered Entities
  • Requirements for EMRs
  • Prohibitions on marketing
  • Additional regulatory requirements in the future
  • New penalties and enhanced enforcement

Federal Data Breach Law

  • Who the law covers
  • What constitutes a breach
  • What must be done when a breach occurs
  • Penalties
  • Effective date
  • Interaction with state law

Program Speakers

Stephen Page, Partner, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, Nashville, Tenn.
Emily Zibart, Associate, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, Nashville, Tenn.
Mark Fulford, Partner, Risk Services Division, LBMC, Nashville, Tenn.
Geoffrey Parsons, Director of Information Security, Security Architect, HCA Inc., Nashville, Tenn.
Bryan Graves, Assistant Vice President, Information Security Architect, HCA Inc., Nashville, Tenn

To register:     
Please RSVP to Aja Hendrix via email or by calling 615-850-8899.

Please note:   
This program has been approved for two hours of CLE credit with the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.