FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DataMotion™, an experienced email encryption and health information service provider (HISP), today announced the company will present an interactive webinar entitled "Take the Anxiety out of Demonstrating HIPAA Compliance." This free webinar will be co-presented by renowned industry experts, Chris Apgar, CEO of Apgar & Associates, and Andy Nieto, health IT strategist at DataMotion, on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. ET.
For more than fifteen years, DataMotion has provided secure messaging solutions – including email encryption and Direct Secure Messaging – enabling healthcare providers and their business associates to ensure their data-in-transit is fully secure, despite ever-changing rules. DataMotion customers have to meet and show adherence to strict regulatory compliance standards, such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and the HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act and state law.
"Achieving HIPAA compliance and then turning around and demonstrating those regulations are met can be a daunting task for any organization, but it does not have to be. Hospitals and care providers are under immense pressure to prove that they have devised a comprehensive plan and have the resources to execute upon it," said Apgar, a security and privacy expert. "In this session, we will show that it's not nearly as hard as perceived to exhibit compliance for both covered entities and business associates."
This webinar will provide "how to" best practices in successfully demonstrating compliance and will include topics like developing a plan, vetting potential vendors, auditing existing ones, BAA checklists, and documenting and reporting.
- Session: "Take the Anxiety out of Demonstrating HIPAA Compliance"
- Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
- Speakers: Chris Apgar, CISSP, Apgar & Associates; Andy Nieto, CHISP, DataMotion
- Where: Attendees may register for the webinar by clicking here
"Today's Health IT landscape is constantly evolving and understanding the rules is critical," said Nieto. "However, just understanding them is not enough. An organization must also successfully act on those rules and then prove they have done so while also understanding the spirit and objectives behind them."
For more information on DataMotion Direct, visit https://www.datamotionhealth.com/products/datamotion-direct/.
Since 1999, DataMotion secure data delivery technology has enabled organizations of all sizes to reduce the cost and complexity of delivering electronic information to employees, customers and partners in a secure and compliant way. Ideal for highly regulated industries, the DataMotion SecureMail portfolio offers easy-to-use encryption solutions for email, file transfer, forms processing and customer-initiated contact. In the healthcare sector, DataMotion is an accredited HISP (health information service provider) of Direct Secure Messaging. The DataMotion Direct service enables efficient interoperability and sharing of patient data across the continuum of care. DataMotion is privately held and based in Florham Park, N.J. For the latest news and updates, visit http://www.datamotionhealth.com, follow DataMotion on LinkedIn or Twitter® @datamotion.
About Apgar & Associates
At Apgar & Associates, we provide expert HIPAA privacy, information security, HITECH and regulatory compliance consulting services to health plans, physician group practices, clinics and hospitals and the vendors (business associates) that support them since 2004. We also work across sectors (healthcare, financial) to provide consulting services that include privacy risk assessments, security risk analyses and incident response plan development and testing.
Our nationwide compliance clients range from Oregon Medical Association (OMA) members in our own backyard of Oregon, to a global healthcare technology company based in sunny Arizona, and a top-ranking hospital in the Alabama's fast-growing medical hub. Our experience is that no matter where in the U.S. you're based, HIPAA and HITECH compliance are at the top of your mind.
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