If you’re in Nashville on June 9th, I have been asked to present on the “HIPAA-HITECH Enforcement Revolution” at the Society for Information Management (SIM) Nashville Chapter meeting.   As you may be aware, I recently attended the NIST-OCR 2011 HIPAA Security Conference and will provide an update direct from DC!  Details follow below…



Thursday, June 9th
5:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments to include beverages and appetizers


Nero’s Grill
2122 Hillsboro Drive
Nashville, TN 37215


RSVP to carrie.mccrillis@nissan-usa.com
SIM Members are free.
Guests are $20.00. Register and pay through the link below or walk-ins can pay at the door


  • 5:15 – 6:00 Networking
  • 6:00 – 6:03 President’s Welcoming Remarks – Fred Scholl
  • 6:03 – 6:15 The Power of SIM – Wendell Jones, President of SIM International
  • 6:15 – 6:50 HIPAA-HITECH Enforcement Revolution
  • 6:50 – 7:00 Closing Remarks

Topic: HIPAA-HITECH Enforcement Revolution

The HITECH Act brought with it “carrots” and “sticks” in the form of huge incentives to certain healthcare providers to build out the nation-wide health information network (NWHIN) and significantly more focus on privacy and security compliance. The February, 2011 $4.3M judgment against Cignet Health was a watershed moment in enforcement. This was followed by the $1M judgment against Massachusetts General. Learn how the HHS/Office for Civil Rights is implementing its game-changing enforcement strategy and, importantly, what to do about it. Even if you are not in the healthcare payer, provider or medical claims space, you need to hear this presentation. The HITECH Act casts a wider net to include all business associates and downstream providers. Learn how HITECH is putting teeth into HIPAA and the strategies you need to undertake to get ahead of it.

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The complete HIPAA Privacy and Security regulations are here.

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The complete HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach regulations are here.

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Bob Chaput

CEO at Clearwater Compliance
Bob Chaput is widely recognized for his extensive and in-depth knowledge of healthcare compliance and cyber risk management, and is one of the industry’s leading authorities in healthcare information security today. As a leading authority safeguarding health data, Chaput has supported hundreds of hospitals and health systems to successfully manage healthcare’s evolving cybersecurity threats and ensure patient safety.