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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Mary Hall (HITRUST) 972-330-4908 email@example.com