The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is holding its 86th annual convention and exhibit in San Diego this week. This year’s theme is “Leading the Way to Health Intelligence” and its schedule of events is designed to address the challenges and opportunities healthcare professionals face now and in the future.
Cloud computing presents many of those challenges and opportunities, so Online Tech has gotten in on the fun.
At 8 a.m. Wednesday, Online Tech Director of Healthcare IT April Sage and attorney Tatiana Melnik are co-presenting “A Primer on Moving to the Cloud – HIPAA, Encryption, eDiscovery, Oh My!”
Sage will discuss the risks and benefits highly-regulated healthcare companies face when moving to the cloud and help compare the risk profile of traditional and cloud environments when storing protected health information. She’ll also discuss administrative and technical implementation challenges with a discussion of how the choice of cloud structure – public, private, or hybrid – may impact HIPAA/HITECH compliance.
Melnik, a frequent contributor to Online Tech’s educational webinar series, will handle the legal portion of the presentation. It will include sample contract language often included in cloud computing agreements, contract language that healthcare providers often overlook during negotiations and terms that healthcare providers often do request, but should not.
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