April 30, 2012 08:35 ET

WPC Highlights Disaster Recovery Preparation to Safeguard Health Data in Complimentary Virtual Seminar

BRENTWOOD, TN--(Marketwire - Apr 30, 2012) -

Eric Mueller, services president, WPC, is one of the three leading U.S. healthcare compliance and information technology (IT) experts taking part in a complimentary webinar to help organizations understand key components of HIPAA compliance: disaster recovery, network security and hardware encryption. Mueller's webcast is titled "Protecting Health Data When Disaster Strikes."

The virtual seminar "The Intersection of HIPAA and Health IT: Best Practices for Disaster Recovery, Network Security and Hardware Encryption" is sponsored by TechTarget's technology specific websites,, and

HIPAA is all about keeping patient health information (PHI) secure. Properly addressing HIPAA, however, extends far beyond mere data security. For this virtual seminar, Mueller will outline HITECH's security provisions and HIPAA compliance requirements related to disaster recovery and PHI, explain the costly risk and consequences of inadequate preparation, and underscore the necessity of investment in a coordinated IT plan that incorporates risk analysis and assessment. Topics covered include:

  • Strategies for natural, technology and manmade disasters
  • Ensuring business associates have appropriate disaster recovery plans
  • Real-world lessons learned from the experiences of other organizations

Eric Mueller, services president, WPC, has 20-plus years of diverse expertise spanning IT strategic planning and execution, revenue cycle optimization, security and compliance, new product and technology launch, organizational design and re-structuring, P&L management, and mergers and acquisitions.

Eric Mueller's virtual session and Q&A is 12:45-1:45 p.m. EDT, Thursday, May 3, 2012

To register for the complimentary webinar, click here.

WPC is a healthcare industry leader, providing world class consulting solutions and serving as the exclusive publisher of critical HIPAA implementation publications and related products. Anchored by its nearly 40-year heritage, WPC provides technical, business process and compliance expertise. Its comprehensive solutions empower healthcare organizations to optimize operational performance and effectively manage complex business and technology change. Domain experts specialize in: ICD-10, security and compliance, electronic medical records adoption, health information exchange, payment reform, accountable care organization qualifications, and more. For more information, visit

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