Friday, December 5 Clearwater will be hosting Information Risk Management BootCamp™ on in Tampa, FL.

BootCampGeared toward leaders, information security and risk management professionals who are responsible for ensuring their organizations understand and manage their information security risks appropriately, this event offers an intensive learning experience in an interactive classroom experience.

The one-day course is designed to equip participants to conduct a bona fide HIPAA Security Risk Analysis based on the NIST framework and – just as importantly – implement a strong, ongoing Risk Management program

If you are interested in attending, contact Clearwater Compliance on 800-704-3394 or info@clearwatercompliance.com.

Learn more or register here.

Tuesday, December 9 Clearwater will be attending the CHiME Lead Forum in Houston, TX .

Tchime logohe theme for this event is “Health Information Executive’s Guide to Cyber Security.” This Forum is designed for CIOs and Information Security Executives who are working to ensure their organization’s valued data assets and technology are protected before a cyber-attack occurs. The Forum explores cyber security challenges, cyber security strategies, the latest trends, healthcare focused solutions and lessons from the field.

Learn more about this event here.

 

guidedtour_50 Wednesday, December 10 at 11am CST, Clearwater will be hosting a complimentary guided tour of our HIPAA Security Assessment™ Software

Are you in compliance with the HIPAA Security Final Rule? If you are looking for a HIPAA security risk assessment tool, look no further! In this webinar, you will learn about a powerful compliance Software as a Service that will enable you to affordably and quickly determine how you stack up against the actual law and focus your improvement efforts

To register for this webinar, please click here.

 

webinarsThursday December 11 at 11am, Clearwater will be hosting an educational webinar: Information Risk Management Essentials

This information risk management essentials webinar is especially important to healthcare organizations and most of their vendors.  These organizations that create, receive, maintain or transmit Protected Health Information (PHI) are defined under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as Covered Entities (CE) and their Business Associates (BA), and are required by law to safeguard PHI and other sensitive personal data from compromise or potentially suffer considerable consequences.

To register for this webinar, please click here.

 

Tuesday, December 16 at 12 pm  Bob Chaput will be hosting a webinar for HCCA (Health Care Compliance Association): Bona Fide Information Security Risk Analysis & Risk Management

HCCA LogoIf you receive, store, process or transmit ePHI, you should view this webinar on Bona Fide HIPAA Security Risk Analysis and Risk Management.

This webinar also briefly reviews the HIPAA-HITECH regulatory requirements for security risk analysis and risk management and provides a practical methodology and step-by-step instructions for completing a Risk Analysis according to the latest Health and Human Services (HHS) and Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Risk Analysis guidelines, entitled “Guidance on Risk Analysis Requirements under the HIPAA Security Rule”.

To learn more about HCCA and register for this webinar, please click here.

 

 

guidedtour_50Wednesday, December 17 at 11am CST, Clearwater will be hosting a complimentary guided tour of our HIPAA Risk Analysis Software™

With the publication of the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule, effective September 23, 2013, any organization that creates, receives, maintains or transmits Protected Health Information is required to be compliant with the HIPAA Security Rule–Covered Entities, Business Associates and now, their Subcontractors. Penalties for non-compliance are extensive. Many organizations are struggling to find the software and methodology to power and document their HIPAA Security Risk Analysis.  Are you?

To register for this webinar, please click here.

 

guidedtour_50Thursday December 18 at 11am, Clearwater will be hosting an educational webinar: What Business Associates need to know about HIPAA

The HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule (Final Rule), finalized on September 23, 2013, made substantial changes to the obligations and liabilities of business associates (BAs) and their subcontractors.  These changes implement provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), which sought to make business associates more accountable for the use, disclosure and security of protected health information (PHI).  Business Associates, and their subcontractors, now face HIPAA enforcement actions and are directly liable for violating the HIPAA Security Rule, as well as certain provisions of the Privacy and Breach Notification Rules.

To register for this webinar, please click here.

 

Tuesday, January 13 Clearwater will be hosting SecureNashville 2015 with The Middle TN Chapter of (ISC)2  

Clearwater is excited to be partnering and hosting SecureNashville 2015 with (ISC) 2 of Middle Tennessee. This 2014-11-25_0938event will take place on January 13, 2015 at the Courtyard Marriott in the heart of downtown Nashville.

This one day event focuses on the fundamentals of holistic privacy, security and compliance risk management in health care security. Along with getting the basics down, you’ll learn how to assess your risk liabilities as well as establish and mature your risk management program.

To learn more and register, please click here.

Michelle Caswell

Senior Director, Legal & Compliance at Clearwater Compliance
Michelle Caswell has over 14 years legal and healthcare experience and worked as a HIPAA Investigator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights where she ensured covered entities were in compliance with HIPAA, conducted complaint investigations and educated entities on HIPAA compliance. Michelle brings that experience to Clearwater Compliance as Senior Director, Legal and Compliance.