A Look Ahead to September: Health IT, Cloud Computing/Virtualization

Posted 8.30.13 by

Here’s a preview of upcoming events for September 2013 - HIPAA compliance, health IT and cloud security become a main focus of the next month.

Here’s a preview of upcoming events for September 2013 – as summer winds down, HIPAA compliance, health IT and cloud security become a main focus of the next month.

National Health IT Week 2013National Health IT Week
September 16-20, 2013
Now in its eighth year, National Health IT Week is a collaborative forum assembling key healthcare constituents—vendors, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations, and consumer protection groups— working together to elevate national attention to the necessity of advancing health IT. Log onto www.healthitweek.org for more information.

View a complete list of health IT week activities, primarily located in Washington D.C.

HIPAA Encryption Webinar
September 17, 2013
To celebrate and highlight awareness about health IT security, Online Tech is hosting a webinar on encryption, an addressable but highly recommended security tool often overlooked or misunderstood. Get educated on the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services encryption standards as part of the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule in this free webinar lead by a health IT attorney and a CPHIMS (Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems).

Sign up for Removing the ‘Cryptic’ from ‘Encryption’ – HIPAA and the Meaning of Secure PHI webinar online.

Virtualization Boot Camp
September 21, 2013
In doing our part to educate the IT community, Online Tech is partnering with the Motor City Chapter of the ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) to hold a two-day Essential VMware Boot Camp with technical classes led by Steve Aiello, Online Tech’s Virtualization Engineering and Systems Support Manager. With a two-day agenda including how virtualization helps your business, the critical components of VMware architecture, installing VMware as well as virtualization and DR (disaster recovery). This course counts for 12 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credits.

RSVP by September 13 and get more details here.

HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum
September 23, 2013
Online Tech will be exhibiting HIPAA compliant hosting solutions, including encrypted HIPAA cloud, at the HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum in Boston, Massachusetts from September 23-24th (visit Booth #106). In partnership with Healthcare IT News, the forum provides information and solutions for healthcare executives interested in creating comprehensive policies designed to meet the challenges of an evolving privacy and security landscape.

Forum presenters include government officials, policy experts, CIOs, chief security officers and more will speak on developing security programs, security breach response, securing and developing mobile policies, developing compliance programs and more.

The theme is “Protecting Data Assets and Managing Risks.” Get more details here.

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