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September 16, 2013 10:49 ET

Experts Help Healthcare Industry Remove the 'Cryptic' From 'Encryption'

Observe National Health IT Week With Online Tech's Webinar Focused on HIPAA Breach Notification Rule and HHS Encryption Standards

ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwired - September 16, 2013) - With events taking place across the country to mark the important role health information technology plays in improving healthcare delivery in America, Online Tech is observing National Health IT Week by presenting a must-attend free educational webinar.

April Sage, Director of Healthcare Vertical and Marketing at Online Tech, will be joined by attorney Brian Balow of Dickinson Wright Law Firm to present "Removing the 'Cryptic' from 'Encryption' - HIPAA and the Meaning of Secure PHI" at 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 17. (Register here.)

The webinar will review the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule and specifically its carve-out for encrypted Protected Health Information (PHI). While seemingly straightforward, the implementation of the U.S. Department of Health & Human services encryption standards raises a host of questions for covered entities and business associates.

Those questions will be addressed by Balow (who concentrates his practice in the areas of information technology, healthcare law, and intellectual property) and Sage (who has been involved in the IT industry for more than two decades, initially founding a technology vocational program).

Attendees will also be encouraged to participate so the experts can discuss "real-world" challenges.

With its HIPAA compliant hosting, Online Tech is a business associate of a number of healthcare-related clients and shares in their commitment to ensure health information technology is integrated, interactive, interoperable and intelligent to provide the best patient outcomes.

The eighth annual National Health IT Week is being celebrated Sept. 16-20. Health information technology improves the quality of healthcare delivery, increases patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interaction between patients and healthcare providers.

For more information on the webinar and its presenters, and to register, visit onlinetech.com/events.

About Online Tech, LLC
Online Tech leads in secure, compliant, enterprise-class hosting services including cloud hosting, managed dedicated servers, colocation and disaster recovery. Online Tech's Midwest data centers assure mission critical applications are always available, secure, and comply with government & industry regulations. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SOC 2, and Safe Harbor audits, Online Tech delivers the security, privacy, and availability expected from world class data center operators. For more information, call (877)740-5028, email contactus@onlinetech.com or visit www.onlinetech.com.

About National Health Information Technology Week
Now in its eighth year, National Health IT Week is a collaborative forum assembling key healthcare constituents -- vendors, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations, and consumer protection groups -- working together to elevate national attention to the necessity of advancing health IT. Log onto www.healthitweek.org for more information.

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Contact Information

  • Press Contact
    April Sage
    Director of Marketing, Healthcare Vertical
    Online Tech
    734.213.2020 x113
    asage@onlinetech.com