The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) imposes extensive requirements on every aspect within healthcare. To be successful, HIPAA must be integrated into the overall strategic initiatives of healthcare organizations. In response, several sponsoring organizations, including American Hospital Association, Federation of American Hospitals, and Health Insurance Association of America, have developed The First National HIPAA summit. The summit will provide a comprehensive educational event on healthcare privacy, confidentiality, data security, and HIPAA compliance.
The objectives of the summit are to describe the basic terminology, provisions, and policies connected with the HIPAA regulation; articulate the current status of the HIPAA regulation; outline the steps needed to determine organizational readiness to incorporate HIPAA into the organization; and describe what actions similar organization are taking to address HIPAA. For more information contact www.hipaasummit.com.