Everyone has heard the term, HIPAA, by now – whether you’ve recently been to a doctor’s office or you work in IT. There are a lot of misconceptions about what HIPAA means and especially what it means for technology. Join us as Carin Slader discusses where HIPAA came from, when it started, your rights as a patient, and what it means regarding information security.
Our meeting will be held at City Range on Haywood Road on Thursday, Sept. 25th. Networking starts at 11:30 and lunch starts at 12:00. Please register online at www.uwitsc.com by Tuesday, Sept 23rd. Contact Jill Rose at 864-908-0105 or email@example.com for more information.
About our speaker - Carin Slader is one of the partners at Medical Data Services, an IT service firm that specializes in healthcare technology. Carin and her husband, who both have extensive IT backgrounds, formed Medical Data Services 14 years ago installing computer networks in physician offices around the Southeast. Electronic Medical Records, or EMR software, was in its infancy and Medical Data Services was one of the first resellers of EMR software in the country. Since then the company has performed hundreds of EMR implementations and network installations around the southeast. Her firm offers in-depth workflow process re-engineering for clinical and clerical staff as private practice patient volumes increase. In recent years, as insurance reimbursements continue to decrease, they have added reimbursement consulting to help doctors obt ain provider incentive measures such as PQRS, PQRI, Meaningful Use, and PCMH. As government and private insurance regulations change on what seems like a continual basis, one constant remains: the need to protect the patient’s right to the privacy of their data.