Register by Friday 8/18 for HIPAA Summit XIII for Early Bird Rate
  • The Leading Forum on Healthcare EDI, Privacy, Confidentiality, Data Security and HIPAA Compliance
  • Collocated with Third National HIT Summit
  • Featuring Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Certified Professional in Electronic Health Records (CPEHR) and Certified Professional in Health Information Technology (CPHIT)
  • September 24 - 27, 2006, at the Washington DC Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC
Phone: 800-684-4549

WASHINGTON DC USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE (TM) -- AUGUST 14, 2006: The Thirteenth National HIPAA Summit,, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill on September 24 - 27, 2006 in Washington, DC, announced today that the early bird registration discount will end on Friday, August 18, 2006. The Summit will be collocated with the Third Health Information Technology Summit, The HIPAA Summit is sponsored by over 50 major associations and publications.

Click here to register for early bird discount.


Gary G. Christoph, CISM, CHS
Chief Informatics Officer, Teradata Government Systems, Inc., Former Chief Operating Officer, National Institutes of Health Center for Information Technology, Former Chief Information Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Columbia, MD
Jodi G. Daniel, JD, MPH
Director, Office of Policy and Research, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and Former Senior Counsel for Health Information Technology, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
Janlori Goldman
Director, Health Privacy Project, Research Scholar, Center on Medicine as a Profession, Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
John Goodman, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, National Center for Policy Analysis, Author, Patient Power: Solving America's Health Care Crisis, Washington, DC
Susan McAndrew, Esq.
Senior Advisor for HIPAA Privacy Policy, Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
Stanley Nachimson
Office of HIPAA Standards, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD
Peter Swire, Esq.
C. William O'Neill Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University, Former Chief Counselor, Office of Management & Budget, Office of the President of the United States, Washington, DC
Kepa Zubeldia, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Claredi, Former Chair AFEHCT, Former Member, NCVHS, and Co Chair, WEDI Security Policy Advisory Group, Kaysville, UT


Lesley Berkeyheiser
Principal, The Clayton Group, Glen Mills, PA
William R. Braithwaite, MD, Ph.D.
"Doctor HIPAA", Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, eHealth Initiative, Former Senior Advisor on Health Information Policy, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
Alan S. Goldberg, JD, LLM
Attorney & Counselor at Law, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law and Suffolk University Law School and Past President, American Health Lawyers Association, McLean, Virginia
Steven S. Lazarus, Ph.D., FHIMSS
President, Boundary Information Group and Past Chair, WEDI, Denver, CO
John C. Parmigiani
President, John C. Parmigiani and Associates, LLC, Former Director of Enterprise Standards, HCFA, Ellicott City, MD
Susan A. Miller, Esq.
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Privacy Officer,, Concord, MA

  • WEDI Preconference Symposium: Security and Privacy Issues in Electronic Health Records Acquisition and Implementation
  • Keynote Address: Assessment of HIPAA Implementation and Compliance and the Implications of New Legislation
  • HIPAA Years In Review - What a Short, Strange Trip It's Been
  • Transactions and Code Sets and the National Provider Identifier (NPI)
  • Live Roundtable Report from the X12
  • Advanced Strategies for NPI Implementation Compliance
  • ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Update
  • HIPAA Transactions - The Next Generations
  • On the Road to Interoperability: CORE Phase I Rules Certification Testing
  • The Office for Civil Rights and Health Care Privacy
  • HIPAA Privacy: A Three Year Look Back
  • An Overview of State Privacy Laws and Preemption Issues Under HIPAA
  • Data Breach Prevention 101 and Lessons Learned
  • Responding to Your Worse Security Breach Nightmare: When Patient Information is Stolen
  • HIPAA and Identity Theft
  • How the Heck did this Happen?? Simple Security Mistakes that Can Lead to Disaster
  • How to Respond to a Data Breach - It's not just about HIPAA Anymore
  • Computer Forensics as a Part of a Security Incident Response Program
  • Automating Security Management: Are we There Yet?
  • Secure Transmission Workshop
  • Achieving HIPAA Security Compliance in a Non-Acute Care Environment
  • HIPAA, Providers and Health Plans: What Does Your Provider Agreement Say?
  • HIPAA and JCAHO Requirements Compared and Contrasted
  • Mind Your Own Business...Associates: Conducting BAA Audits
  • Privacy and Security in a Federated Research Network
  • Post-HIPAA Implementation of Employee Wellness Programs: Practical Tips and Pitfalls
  • How to Conduct an Investigation and Use the Results for Continual Process Improvement
  • Achieving Continuous HIPAA Compliance - Tips & Tricks
  • HIPAA LIVE! From Plan to Breach To Investigation to Resolution
  • Digital Evidence Handling: Chain of Custody
  • Close Encounters of the Data Kind: Data Capture from the Actual Medical Record to Validate Accuracy in Reporting
  • Responding to Government Subpoenas and other Official Inquiries under HIPAA
  • Privacy and Security Enforcement: An In-Depth Exploration of Federal Civil Enforcement
  • Privacy and Security Enforcement: An In-Depth Exploration of Federal Criminal Enforcement
  • Building Statewide Implementation Strategies for Successful Health Information Exchange (HIE) Implementation
  • Managing Patient Authorization in Regional Health Information Organizations
  • Realizing the National Health IT Strategy through the Adoption of a Standardized Digital Identity Solution

President, Margret\A Consulting, LLC, Adjunct Faculty in Health Informatics, College of St. Scholastica, Former Executive Director, Computer-based Patient Record Institute, Former Associate Executive Director, AHIMA, Schaumburg, IL

W. Holt Anderson
Executive Director, North Carolina Healthcare In-formation and Communications Alliance, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC

Sharon A. Anolik
Director of Privacy, Blue Shield of California, San Francisco, CA

Craig Azoff
Director, Administrative Information Systems, Metropolitan Jewish Health System, Brooklyn, NY

Peter Barry
Peter T. Barry Company, Independent Consulting Health Care and Information Systems, Naples, FL

Gary A. Beatty
President, EC Integrity, Inc., Past Chair, X12N Insurance Subcommittee, Stewartville, MN

Robert Belfort, Esq.
Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, New York, NY

Joan Boyle
Independent Consultant, Grand Lake, CO

Sharon A. Budman, MS.ED., CIPP
Director of HIPAA Privacy and Security, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Sharon Canner, MA, MS
Government Affairs, eHealth Initiative, Washington, DC

Fran Carroll
Corporate Compliance and Privacy Officer, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Roy G. Clay III
Compliance Officer, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

Michael R. Costa, Esq., MPH
Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Boston, MA

Jim Daley
HIPAA Program Director, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, WEDI Board of Directors Executive Committee, Chair, WEDI Information Exchange and Management Committee, Columbia, SC

Andrea S. Danes
Director, Business Development, FOX Systems, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ

Gerald E. DeLoss, Esq.
General Counsel, Fairmont Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Fairmont, MN

Steve Dodd
Director, Enterprise Accounts, EchoWorx, Toronto, ON, Canada

Judith A. Eisen, Esq.
Partner, Garfunkel, Wild & Travis, PC, Great Neck, NY

Margaret "Peggy" Eisenhauer, CIPP
Founder and Principal, Privacy and Information Management, Services, Margaret P. Eisenhauer, P.C., Atlanta, GA

Jay Eisenstock
eProvider Solutions Lead, Aetna, Chair, CORE Testing Subgroup

David A. Feinberg, CDP
President, Rensis Corporation, Seattle, WA

Steven M. Fleisher, Esq.
Senior Director Corporate Compliance and Privacy, Blue Shield of California, San Francisco, CA

Rachel Foerster
Senior Consultant, Boundary Information Group, Beach Park, IL

David Ginsberg (Invited)
Principal, PrivaPlan, Santa Fe, NM

Marc D. Goldstone, Esq.
Senior Counsel, Tenet Health System, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Marne E. Gordan
Director, Regulatory Affairs, Cybertrust, Herndon, VA

Jody S. Hawkins
Information Security Officer, Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX

Barry S. Herrin, CHE, Esq.
Partner, Smith Moore LLP, Atlanta, GA

Thomas E. Jeffry Jr., Esq.
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Samuel P. Jenkins, CHE
Chief Privacy Officer, TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), Falls Church, VA

Stephanie Jones
Vice President Operations and Chief Audit Officer, Parses, Inc., Tampa, FL

James Jordan III, CIPP
Founder, Jordan Legal Counsel, P.C., Lilburn, GA

Martin Keane, CIPP
Senior Consultant, Risk and Operations, PricewaterhouseCoopers, McLean, VA

Gail S. Kocher (Invited)
Tech Business Analyst, HIPAA Knowledge Center, Highmark, Inc., Camp Hill, PA

Peter Kosmala
Assistant Director, International Association of Privacy Professionals, York, ME

Patrice Kuppe (Invited)
Director of Administrative Simplification, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis, MN

Gwendolyn Lohse
CORE Program Director, Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare, Washington, DC

Bill Luecken
Senior Director of Information Systems (Clinical and Integrative), Metropolitan Jewish Health System, Brooklyn, NY

David V. Marshall, Esq.
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Bellevue, WA

Renee H. Martin, JD, MSN, RN
Attorney, Tsoules, Sweeney and Martin, LLC, Exton, PA

R. Harold (Hal) McCard, Jr., Esq.
Partner, Chaffe McCall LLC, New Orleans, LA

Julie Smith McEwen, CIPP/G, CISSP
Principal Information Privacy and Security Engineer, MITRE Corporation, Columbia, MD

Mark McLaughlin (Invited)
Chair, Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, Reston, VA

Dennis Mihale
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer, Parses, Inc., Tampa, FL

Kirk Nahra, Esq.
Partner, Wiley, Rein and Fielding, Washington, DC

Uday O. Ali Pabrai, CISSP, CHSS
Chief Executive and Co founder, HIPAA Academy, Newport Beach, CA

T. J. Parks, CIPP
Manager, Security and Privacy Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP, New York, NY

John Phelan, Ph.D.
Technology and Management Consultant, Milliman, Inc., Westlake Village, CA

Ishwar Ramsingh, MBA, CISSP, CISM
Information Security Administrator, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Nav Ranajee
Vice President of Healthcare Strategy, LaSalle Bank Corp., A Subsidiary of ABN AMRO Services Company, Chicago, IL

George Rathbun
Chief Technology Officer, SAFE-BioPharma Association, Providence, RI

Tom Reeder (Invited)
Acting Benefits Tax Counsel, Office of Tax Policy, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC

Beth Rubin, Esq.
Of Counsel, Dechert LLP , Philadelphia, PA

Gail Sausser, Esq.
Staff Attorney, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Paul T. Smith, Esq.
Partner and Co chair, HIT/HIPAA Task Force, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, San Francisco, CA

Eric G. Steinhardt
Manager, IS Security, Metropolitan Jewish Health System, Brooklyn, NY

Dan Steinberg
Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, VA

Christina Stephan, MD
Fellow, National Library of Medicine Health Informatics, University of Minnesota, Team Member, Minnesota Health Information Technology Assessment Project (MN-HIT AP), Liberty Alliance Project, Minneapolis, MN

Walter G. Suarez, MD, MPH
President and CEO, Midwest Center for HIPAA Education, Co chair, WEDI SNIP Regional Efforts Workgroup, Co chair, SNIP National Provider Identifier, Member of the National Uniform Claims Committee, Minneapolis, MN

Gary Swindon CISM, CHS-III
Chief Operating Officer, RiskWatch, Inc., Member, CISM Board of Directors for ISACA, Former First Privacy and Security Officer, WebMD, Former Chief Information Security Officer, Orlando Regional Healthcare, Annapolis, MD

Robert M. Tennant
Senior Policy Advisor, Health Informatics, Medical Group Management Association, Washington, DC

Brian Tretick, CIPP
Principal, Ernst & Young, Takoma Park, MD

David Troendle
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Rebecca L. Williams, RN, JD
Partner and Co chair, HIPAA Task Force, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Chair, Preemption Sub-workgroup, Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, Seattle, WA


The HIPAA Summit will offer Health IT Certification,, Certified Professional in Electronic Health Records (CPEHR) and Certified Professional in Health Information Technology (CPHIT) training and the CPEHR and CPHIT certification examinations.


The HIPAA Summit will offer International Association of Privacy Professional,, Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) training and the CIPP certification examination.


The HIPAA Summit will offer the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP(r)) examination.


For sponsorship and exhibit information contact Joni Lipson, Exhibit Manager, 215-599-6626 phone, 215-545-8107 fax,


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    HIPAA Summit Office
    7790 Barberry Ave.
    Yucca Valley, CA USA 92284