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Nancy L. Perkins, Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP to Speak at KC’s Health Care Information Technology Event

Nancy L. Perkins, Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP to Speak at KC’s Health Care Information Technology: The Challenges for Privacy and Security of Personal Health Information Live Webcast

New York, NY, March 13, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Nancy L. Perkins, Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Health Care Information Technology: The Challenges for Privacy and Security of Personal Health Information.” This event is scheduled for April 11, 2014 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Nancy L. Perkins

Nancy L. Perkins, counsel at Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C., advises clients on a wide range of privacy and security matters at the federal and state levels, as well as on global data protection issues. She has particular expertise with the privacy, security, and breach notification regulations implementing HIPAA and the HITECH Act, and has worked with clients on their HIPAA/HITECH compliance policies and procedures in a wide range of contexts. Ms. Perkins also assists clients in responding to data security breaches and defending against related litigation. She has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2009-2013 for Privacy & Data Security and Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2010-2013 for Privacy & Data Security: USA, and is serving as an Adviser for the American Law Institute’s current project to create a Restatement of Information Privacy Principles.

About Arnold & Porter LLP

Arnold & Porter LLP (A&P) is an Am Law 100 international law firm providing counsel at the intersection of business, law and regulation. With more than 800 attorneys practicing in more than 30 distinct areas of the law, A&P provides strategic, client-focused and innovative legal services. A&P serves a broad range of clients whose business needs include regulatory, litigation, and transactional services. The firm’s integrated teams of corporate and securities, antitrust, data privacy and security, white collar, national security, litigation, and other practice areas assist clients in navigating the complexities of their businesses both domestically and internationally. A&P’s service offerings include proactive compliance counseling, including in areas of industry-specific regulation, anticipating litigation, mitigating potential liability for criminal and civil actions by federal and state and authorities, and litigating at the trial, appellate, and Supreme Court levels.

Event Synopsis:

The Omnibus Rule issued in 2013 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act enhances the liability risks to all HIPAA covered entities (health care providers, health care plans, and health care clearinghouses) and their “business associates” (professional service providers, data management vendors, data analytics firms, etc.) of potential unauthorized uses or disclosures of personal (“protected”) health information (PHI). A core goal underlying both HIPAA and the HITECH Act was to enhance the flow of electronic health information and thereby increase the accuracy, reliability and accessibility of patient records and reduce the costs of the health care system attendant to exchanging medical records for purposes of treatment and payment. Achieving these goals, however, entails new privacy and security risks, and the rapid development of health information technology (HIT) poses an additional, ongoing challenge to mitigate such risks.

This webinar will address these challenges from a legal and practical perspective, providing background on key aspects of the 2013 Omnibus Rule; information on HHS’s anticipated additional regulations implementing the HITECH Act; aggressive regulatory and enforcement actions by other authorities, including the Federal Trade Commission, in the area of health information privacy and security; and practical, concrete guidance on how to design, employ, and manage health information technologies to anticipate and mitigate risk.

Specifically, the webinar will cover, among other topics:

• HIPAA/HITECH Act Privacy, Security and Data Breach Rule Requirements Relevant to Health IT
• Status of Federal Accounting of Disclosure Regulations for Electronic Health Records
• Beyond HHS: Regulatory and Enforcement Actions on Health Data Security by the FTC and the States
• Data Security Breaches: Prevention, Response Mechanisms, Notification Triggers
• Risk Analysis and Mitigation

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