07-09-13 | Press Release

Experts Help Healthcare Industry Remove the ‘Cryptic’ from ‘Encryption’

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April Sage, Director of Healthcare Vertical and Marketing at Online Tech, will be joined by attorney Brian Balow of Dickinson Wright Law Firm to present “Removing the ‘Cryptic’ from ‘Encryption’ – HIPAA and the Meaning of Secure PHI” at 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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The webinar will review the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule and specifically its carve-out for encrypted Protected Health Information (PHI). While seemingly straightforward, the implementation of the U.S. Department of Health & Human services encryption standards raises a host of questions for covered entities and business associates.

Those questions will be addressed by Balow (who concentrates his practice in the areas of information technology, healthcare law, and intellectual property) and Sage (who has been involved in the IT industry for more than two decades, initially founding a technology vocational program).

Attendees will also be encouraged to participate so the experts can discuss “real-world” challenges.

With its encrypted HIPAA compliant hosting, Online Tech is a business associate of a number of healthcare-related clients and shares in their commitment to ensure health information technology is integrated, interactive, interoperable and intelligent to provide the best patient outcomes.

The eighth annual National Health IT Week is being celebrated Sept. 16-20. Health information technology improves the quality of healthcare delivery, increases patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interaction between patients and healthcare providers.

About Online Tech

Online Tech leads in secure, compliant hosting services including cloud hosting, managed dedicated servers, Michigan colocation and disaster recovery. Online Tech’s Midwest data centers assure mission critical applications are always available, comply with government & industry regulations, and continue operating after a disaster. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SSAE 16, and SOC 2, Online Tech delivers the security, privacy, and availability expected from world class data center operators. For more information, call (877)740-5028, email [email protected] or visit www.onlinetech.com.

About National Health Information Technology Week

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.

Press Contact: April Sage, Director or Marketing, Healthcare Vertical, Online Tech, 734.213.2020 x 113 or [email protected]

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