Compliance with HIPAA/HITECH as a Business Associate—are you ready?
Presented by Michael Whitcomb, PMP, CISM – President/CEO
More and more issues are arising in today’s business climate as a Business Associate under the HIPAA/HITECH rules. Data breaches are easier than you think and are very costly–both in dollars and in company reputation. With the expanding use of I-Pads, smart phones, cloud computing, and USB keys—there are many things do you need to know and do to make sure you are protecting patient and client information and mitigating costly data breaches. With the proliferation of recent data breaches, more attention is being paid to how Business Associates are protecting patient and client information. Join us for a discussion on what client and patient information must be protected under the HIPAA/HITECH rules, learn about recent breaches and the causes, and learn key things your organization can do to protect its clients and business.
Loricca Healthcare Solutions Group and specializes in HIPAA/HITECH compliance and IT security. Loricca developed its information assurance and remediation methodologies based on over 350 separate projects with real-life experiences accumulated through working with many healthcare organizations and Business Associates in both the private and public sectors throughout the country.
Michael Whitcomb, PMP, CISM – President/CEO
Michael is the founder and President of Loricca, Inc. He has 25 years of experience building and supporting secure systems and protecting patient, customer and company information for healthcare, government and commercial organizations of all sizes. page speed test . Michael brings the technical and management knowledge and proven leadership ability for Loricca to provide world class security services. Since founding Loricca, Michael has established the company’s presence providing security solutions to some of the country’s largest companies.
Prior to Loricca, Michael served in technical leadership positions, leading and implementing solutions for various clients within both the government and commercial sectors including finance, healthcare, retail and federal government. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Management of Information Systems from the University of Phoenix in addition to the PMP and CISM professional certifications.
BLT Iceberg Wedge
Roasted Pork Tenderloin
Iced Tea and Water
Lemon Raspberry Cake
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Direction of Health Care Reform/Leg Update – 1 Hour CE
Offering # 72795
Presented by Carol Taylor,
Director of Compliance and Govt Affairs for Beacon Consulting
Carol Taylor is a licensed health and life agent and has a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Central Florida. Having worked in the insurance industry for over 22 years in various capacities, her expertise ranges from individual policies to large self-funded groups. Her duties have included insurance accounting, claims auditing, and account management.
Carol is a member of the Jacksonville Association of Health Underwriters, and assumed the role of Legislative Chair in February 2009. She has served on their Board of Directors since 2010, and is the current Chair Elect. Carol was selected for the FAHU Emerging Leader Award in 2010. In 2009, she was chosen to serve as one of six members of the United Benefit Advisors group as a liaison to the National Association of Health Underwriters working with legislative issues. She was selected 2009 and 2011 Staff Person of the Year award by the United Benefit Advisors leadership for her work with legislative issues.
Having read the entire Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, she has participated in countless seminars, town hall meetings and other educational event meetings both locally and nationally. Carol has met with Congressmen, Senators and their staff and with the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. She is regarded as an industry expert and has been interviewed for multiple newspapers, journals and radio stations including WOKV (690 am/106.5 fm) in Jacksonville, WDBO (580 am) in Orlando and is a regular on the Ray Junior Show heard in multiple markets in Florida. Carol was chosen to ask the “health care question” at the CNN Republican Presidential Debate held in Tampa, FL in September 2011.
Carol has served on the Clay County Chamber of Commerce Business Development Advisory Board, served as Chair for the three most successful Health Screening Program years and the Chair for the North Area Business Council. She was selected for the Clay County Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year award in October 2010.