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    Events of Interest: Panel Discussion on the HIPAA Omnibus Rule (April 25)

    Patient Privacy Rights and Microsoft are hosting a panel discussion, “Unintended Consequences: Patient Perspectives on the HIPAA Omnibus Rule,” on April 25 in Washington, D.C. Here’s more information:

    While the Department of Health and Human Services offered some clarity on HIPAA’s broad privacy powers, patients are still largely in the dark. After 500+ pages of regulations, questions remain about what health providers should do to comply with HIPAA. Patients deserve to understand how their personal health information is protected, who has access to it, and how patients can manage their own data. How will the new regulations affect them and their healthcare coverage? How are healthcare providers changing their protocols, if at all? Is sensitive patient data more protected from security breaches, and if not, where can we go from here?

    We hope to move the dialogue forward so patients can benefit from new technologies while understanding how their privacy is protected. Join us for a lunch conversation to explore these issues at the next installment of our @Microsoft event series.

    • Joseph Conn, Moderator, Staff Writer, Modern Healthcare
    • Iliana L. Peters, Health Information Specialist, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
    • Deborah C. Peel, MD, Founder, Patient Privacy Rights (PPR)
    • Corrine Carey, Assistant Legislative Director, New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)
    • Hemant Pathak, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft

    Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013, at noon EDT
    Location: 901 K Street, NW, 11th Floor; Washington, DC 20001
    Register at: https://live.iplanevents.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=reg.page&event_id=2411

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