HIPAA, HITECH, & OCR Overhauls Explained

Webinar Overview

New regulations, safe harbors, and enforcement shifts impacting healthcare cybersecurity & privacy

The era of highly digitized healthcare is upon us. However, there remain multiple obstacles on the patient information superhighway that have been preventing health information transmission from reaching top speeds. That is all about to change due to a fleet of new regulations introduced for HIPAA, HITECH, OCR, and CMS that are scheduled to go into effect in 2021.

At the same time, new carrots and sticks are also being deployed to incentivize healthcare entities to adopt industry leading practices and maintain compliance with regulatory mandates, as patient information becomes more accessible than ever before. This includes new HIPAA safe harbors, OCR penalty model adjustments, and more. Listen in as we discuss:-

  • HIPAA Privacy & OCR Proposed Rule Changes
  • CMS Proposed Rule Changes
  • New HIPAA / HITECH safe harbors for adopting security industry leading practices including HITRUST and NIST frameworks (HR 7898)
  • OCR enforcement activity updates
  • Recent federal court rulings that may impact how OCR penalties are assessed

Ryan Freeman-Jones
ITRM Managing Director
Meditology Services
Angela Fitzpatrick, CISSP, CCSFP, CHQP
ITRM Senior Manager
Meditology Services