09-06-12 | Blog Post

National Health IT Week Kicks Off Sept. 10

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What are you doing to celebrate National Health IT Week? Kicking off Monday, Sept. 10 and running through Friday, Sept. 14, the seventh annual event is a collaborative forum for public and private healthcare constituents to discuss the value of health information technology (IT) and bring awareness to the improvements health IT can provide for patients and healthcare providers.

Sponsored by HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society), one highlight is the HIMSS 11th Annual Policy Summit held on Capitol Hill, featuring keynote speaker Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health IT from the U.S. Depart. of Health & Human Services.

Fall into ITTo end the week, Online Tech will be hosting a Fall into IT tech seminar at our Ann Arbor 2 data center, next Friday, Sept. 14. Kirk Larson, VP and CIO of the Children’s Hospital Central California, will be speaking about using virtualization to create a secure and compliant BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environment at his presentation, BYOD: From Concept to Reality. Sign up today to attend remotely or in person.

We’ll also be sponsoring and exhibiting at the Michigan Chapter of HIMSS fall conference, HITECH Status in Michigan – Navigating for the Future of Electronic Health Records from Sept. 25-26 in Novi. The event will feature three health IT tracks:

  • HIPAA, HIT Privacy and Security
  • Michigan Health Information Exchange and Broadband Connectivity
  • Overcoming Barriers to Attaining Meaningful Use

As a HIPAA hosting provider with proven compliance by an independent auditor, Online Tech provides secure and compliant hosting solutions for healthcare and related software-as-a-service (SaaS) application companies.

Online Tech will be exhibiting hosting solutions such as HIPAA cloud hostingHIPAA managed serversHIPAA colocation and cloud-based disaster recovery solutions.

We’re one of the first and few 100% HIPAA compliant hosting and HIPAA compliant data center providers that have undergone an independent audit by a CHP (Certified HIPAA Practitioner) and CHSS (Cerified HIPAA Security Specialist) and can provide a copy of our audit report to clients under NDAs (non-disclosure agreements).

We also sign business associate agreements (BAAs) to clarify our role and responsibilities when it comes to protecting your personal health information (PHI) and breach notification policies.

About Michigan HIMSS
The Michigan Chapter of HIMSS (MI-HIMSS) is dedicated to improving information systems management in Michigan’s health care institutions. MI-HIMSS was formed in the Spring of 2002. Chapter members come from diverse backgrounds, all involved in some aspect of health care information systems and management. Our members consist of professionals from hospitals and clinical organizations, third-party payers, administrators, information technology systems vendors, consultants, management engineers, telecommunications professionals, physicians, nurse and medical informatics professionals, and essentially anyone interested in the trends of health care information and management systems.

About National Health Information Technology Week
Now in its seventh 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. Please log onto www.healthitweek.org for more information.

Related Links on Health IT:
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) with Virtualization
2012 HIPAA Violations and Audits
Keep ePHI on Secure Networks, Not Mobile Devices, Recommends OCR

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