Online Tech Hosts Webinar on HIPAA Security and Privacy Concerns with Patient Portals

Posted 4.1.13 by

While electronic portals are lauded for their ability to afford patients easy and fast access to their health records, the creation and use of these portals raise legal and regulatory concerns that fall outside of the typical covered entity/business associate/privacy and data security construct under HIPAA.

Join us for an informative discussion of these issues, and some recommendations on how to minimize risk while successfully deploying an electronic patient portal. To find out more about the webinar and register via GoToMeeting, click here.

Dickinson Wright’s Brian Balow will lead the patient portal security discussion with April Sage, Director of Healthcare Vertical for Online Tech. The HIPAA Privacy Rule grants individuals the right of access to inspect and obtain a copy of protected health information (PHI) about the individual.

Brian Balow concentrates his practice in the areas of information technology, healthcare law, and intellectual property, and has spoken and written extensively on healthcare IT and telemedicine issues (including HIPAA/HITECH). In 2013, Brian presented on mobile devices: The Legal landscape and Adopting Appropriate Policies at HIMSS13 in New Orleans, and BYOD issues at the 2012 HIMSS mHealth Summit in Washington, DC.

Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) 17th Annual Compliance Institute

Online Tech will be exhibiting HIPAA hosting solutions at the 17th Annual Compliance Institute. The conference will be held in National Harbor, MD from April 21-24 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Visit Online Tech’s HIPAA Specialists at booth #919 to learn more about our HIPAA Hosting Solutions.

About Online Tech

Online Tech, Michigan’s largest managed data center is becoming the largest in the Midwest, expanding into at least four new markets. The “Fort Knox’’ for data is known for complete redundancy – “backups for everything” – from multiple back-up generators and backup systems to locations straddling two power grids and even two CEOs.

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

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

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