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Verizon and HITRUST to Host Virtual Media Roundtable on Feb. 12 to Discuss Health IT and Security

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 General News J E 4
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Feb. 9 Verizon and the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) will host an interactive media roundtable to discuss how legislative and regulatory initiatives are shaping health IT security.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 12, at 11:00 a.m. EST

WHERE: The media roundtable will be by audio conference. Contact Kevin Irland or Mary Hall (details below) for call coordinates.

WHO:

Khalid Kark, vice president and principal analyst - security and risk, Forrester Research

Michael Frederick, chief information security officer, Baylor Health Care System

Bryan Cline, Ph.D., director - information security, Catholic Health East

Daniel Nutkis, chief executive officer, HITRUST

Andy Mekelburg, director - health care policy, Verizon

BACKGROUND: The health care industry is currently faced with addressing emerging security and privacy compliance measures from a host of legislative and regulatory initiatives, including the 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. These initiatives will help drive security and privacy standards and aid health care organizations and their business partners modernize the U.S. health care system and improve quality of care. HITRUST is a private, independent company created to establish a common security framework that will allow for more effective and secure access, storage and exchange of personal health information.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Kevin W. Irland (Verizon) 703-886-1117 kevin.w.irland@verizon.com Mary Hall (HITRUST) 972-330-4908 mary.hall@hitrustalliance.net

SOURCE Verizon
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