Free Webinar: Tips for Using Encryption to Reduce HIPAA Compliance Risk and Protect Your Data

By | June 4, 2015

Wed, Jun 24, 2015 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

2015 HIPAA audits are coming. Very soon. Are you prepared? Learn some practical steps for implementing encryption to reduce your organization’s risk and prepare your organization for a possible audit.

In this webinar renowned security and privacy expert, Chris Apgar, CISSP, gives an update on the 2015 HIPAA audits, and discusses options for protecting PHI data at rest, what steps to take and how to implement them. Andy Nieto, Health IT Strategist, will cover the role encryption and secure messaging can play in protecting PHI data in motion. Together, they’ll offer best practices you can follow to lower your risk, including:

• 2015 HIPAA audit update
• How to get started – assessing your risk
• What your options are – how to protect PHI
• What’s the budget – dispelling the cost myth
• Using encryption appropriately – balancing the need to encrypt with getting work done
• Maintaining ease of use and efficient workflow
• Mobile devices and encryption


About the Panelists
Chris Apgar is a nationally recognized expert and educational instructor on information security, privacy, HIPAA, the HITECH Act, state privacy law and electronic health information exchange. He’s a frequent instructor and panelist for leading industry groups such as AISHealth, HCPro, HIMSS, Healthcare IT News, and HCCA.

Andrew (Andy) Nieto is the Health IT Strategist at DataMotion where he promotes and expands knowledge of secure communications and the Direct Project across all aspects of the Healthcare industry. He became actively involved in Heathcare IT 20 years ago when he helped establish one of the first Nurse Management services in Colorado & pioneered an electronic medical record and reporting system for Page One Healthcare. Most recently he worked as a Community Strategist with Allscripts. Previous to that he co-founded eMed Consulting Group LLC, during which he completed his certification as a CHISP (Certified Health Information Systems Professional)