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Midwest HIMSS Chapters Fall Technology Conference – Nov. 12th – 14th

The Midwest Fall Technology Conference hosted by the Midwest Chapters of HIMSS invites you to attend an incredible event!

This Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) event will feature nationally recognized and regional speakers to address some of the most relevant and compelling topics of our time: innovation and leadership, analytics, health information exchanges, clinical engagement, patient engagement, mobile health and industry trends.

Attendees will benefit from an amazing lineup of speakers including local and national leaders in health information technology.  You will have an opportunity to discuss issues with colleagues from across the Midwest, to network, enjoy authentic Chicago nightlife at the House of Blues and to learn from industry veterans.

Attendees choose from the following events during the conference:

  • Select from 30 education sessions over two days,
  • Students benefit from professional development sessions for early / mid-career HIT professionals, mid-career HIT professionals seeking to advance their career to executive positions, and Veterans transitioning to our industry,
  • 2 social events, and
  • 4 bonus, pre-recorded, education sessions.

Highly discounted student rates are available that include student memberships to HIMSS.

In addition, if you wish to bring several of your peers and / or other professionals, MFTC offers group registration discounts that include one free attendee for every five registrations. Call the Midwest Fall Technology Conference Registration Desk at 630-433-4515 to coordinate your Group Registration or email: .

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Breaches Affecting 500 or More Individuals

Sylvia Matthew Burwell is the 22nd Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and took office last June 9th, 2014. According to her Biography, “Secretary Burwell has called for the Department to operate under three guiding tenets: to deliver results on a wide range of complex issues; to strengthen the relationships that drive progress; and to build strong teams with the talent and focus needed to deliver impact for the American people”.

Included in her job description along with overseeing more than 77,000 employees is ensuring that data breaches of unsecured protected health information affecting 500 or more individuals are posted on the HHS website. The Secretary is required to do this by section 13402(e) (4) of the HITECH Act. The following unauthorized access/disclosure breaches have been reported to the Secretary between May 2014 and August 2014.

May to August 2014 breach of unauthorized access or disclosure


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