Contact: Dennis Melamed
Phone: 703.704-5665

ALEXANDRIA VA, USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- NOVEMBER 21, 2006: National and regional efforts to increase the use of electronic health records (EHRs) are intensifying concerns over patient confidentiality and security. Serious consideration is being given to amending the HIPAA privacy rule and security issues have never gone away.

As confusing as HIPAA may be, the current environment leaves healthcare managers with even more uncertainty in assessing and planning for the use of EHRs.

To help healthcare understand this evolving enforcement environment and learn where the risks are arising, Melamedia's Health Information Privacy/Security Alert is sponsoring its:

3rd Annual Year-End Review of Medical Privacy and Security Enforcement

The Dec. 13 audio seminar will provide clear explanations of the enforcement environment faced by healthcare.

Participants will be briefed on:

  • Lessons learned from the three criminal prosecutions invoking HIPAA;
  • The expected liability issues facing users of EHRs;
  • The OCR and CMS enforcement activities;
  • State and federal court decisions that have further defined healthcare responsibilities;
  • State actions affecting medical privacy and data security in healthcare;
  • The privacy and data security enforcement outlook for 2007; and much more
  • Privacy and Security Officers
  • Hospital Administrators and Board Members
  • EHR professionals
  • Compliance Managers
  • HIM Professionals
  • Researchers
  • Government Policymakers
  • Benefits Managers
  • Healthcare Attorneys and Consultants
  • John Christiansen, Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's Committee on Healthcare Privacy, Security and Information Technology; and a member of the technical expert advisory panel for the HHS-funded EHR initiative, Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration; principle, Christiansen IT Law.

  • Dennis Melamed, editor, Health Information Privacy/Security Alert.

Seminar participants will receive free certificates of participation.

Approved for 1.5 CEs by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.


Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Registration with a CD recording is $309 per site (one call-in line). No Limit to Number of Attendees per Site.

Register at

or download the form at and fax it to 703.619.4912.


CD set w/course materials: $260.

For further information, call Dennis Melamed at 703.704.5665