NIST to Host Health Info Security Conference

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights will co-cost the fifth annual Safeguarding Health information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security Conference on June 6-7 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

The conference is an opportunity for HIPAA security rule implementers; security, privacy and compliance officers; assessment teams and audit staff in health care providers to explore current issues in health information security and to discuss practical strategies, tips and techniques for implementing the HIPAA Security Rule.

Specific sessions will cover a variety of current topics, including updates on HHS health information privacy and security initiatives, OCR’s enforcement of health information privacy and security activities, integrating security safeguards into health IT, safeguards to secure mobile devices and removing sensitive data from the Internet.

Registration instructions, current agenda and conference logistics are available at For those who cannot attend in person, the conference is being webcast.

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