The 9th Annual National Health IT Week is being held September 15-19, 2014. Join us for this collaborative forum where public and private healthcare constituents work in partnership to educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of health IT for the U.S. healthcare system. With Meaningful Use now providing the way forward, there is no better time for the health IT community to come together under one umbrella to raise national awareness! www.HealthITWeek.org
RISC Management and Consulting, is a Proud Partner in National Health IT Week
With Meaningful Use now providing the way forward, eligible providers across the country increasingly understand the benefits for themselves and their patients, and are adopting Meaningful Use compliant electronic health records.
Initiated in 2006 by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), National Health IT Week has emerged as a landmark occasion for using health IT as part of the overall solution to improve America’s healthcare as a bipartisan, federally led, market driven initiative.
The Week consists of events in Washington DC and across the country, including National Health IT Week participants —vendors, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations, and consumer protection groups— all working together to elevate national attention to the advantages of advancing health IT.
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule enhances requirements and penalties for covered entities and business associates alike. As organizations rush to comply with the new rules, many are turning to Gazzang, the big data security experts, for help securing protected health information (PHI) and partner RISC Management to assess, document, and achieve compliance.
Join Chris Heuman- Practice Leader of RISC Management & Consulting along with David Tishgart-Senior Director of Marketing at Gazzang as they present information to understand what constitutes a breach and how best to protect regulated data such as electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI). Discover the best route for navigating the breach risk assessment requirements and minimize your chances of having to report a breach!
Gazzang zNcrypt™ for Health Care can be applied easily, quickly, and economically as a solution for data privacy and security requirements defined within HIPAA and HITECH. Through AES-256 encryption, advanced key management, and process-based access controls, zNcrypt provides transparent data encryption for any database or application running on Linux, including big data environments. Additionally, Gazzang zTrustee™ protects the Gazzang encryption keys with several layers of advanced techniques to ensure the key is only accessible by authorized parties. In the event of a data breach, encryption can help organizations protect sensitive PHI and may enable them to claim “Safe Harbor.”
“Data breaches such as the one experienced by Advocate Health Group affecting more than four million patients, and the subsequent huge class action lawsuit need not occur. A thorough risk analysis, as required by HIPAA, and implementation of stable, supportable encryption technology could have saved the organization a great deal of cost and time, and more than four million patients a lot of stress.” said Chris Heuman, Practice Leader at RISC Management.
Gazzang and RISC Management are hosting a webinar titled, “Are You Ready for the Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule Changes?” on Wednesday, November 6 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Click here to register and learn what constitutes a breach and how best to protect regulated data such as ePHI.
About RISC Management
RISC Management is an organization dedicated to data privacy and information security, focused primarily on healthcare, banking and finance, and higher education. RISC helps to protect the regulated and sensitive data of our clients and their customers. RISC provides a wide array of compliance and security services to help ensure our clients understand legal and industry requirements. Our experts identify, analyze, document, and remediate risks and vulnerabilities to protect sensitive information. For more information visit www.RISCsecurity.com .
Gazzang provides data security solutions and expertise to help enterprises protect sensitive information and maintain performance in big data and cloud environments. Our technology enables SaaS vendors, health care organizations, financial institutions, public sector agencies and more to meet regulatory compliance initiatives, secure personally identifiable information and prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data and systems. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas and backed by Austin Ventures and Silver Creek Ventures. For more information, visit www.gazzang.com.