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Enforcement in the Cyber Age: Views from Current and Former OCR Enforcers

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 89 minutes
Recorded Date: May 31, 2018
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  • Risk Analysis
  • Insider Threat
  • Business Associates
  • Transmission Security
  • Ransomware
  • Training
  • Questions
Runtime: 1 hour and 29 minutes
Recorded: May 31, 2018


Learn about enforcement of the HIPAA Rules with regard to new security risks to HIPAA covered entities and business associates and the protected health information they hold. The discussion will include recent settlement agreements on potential violations under the HIPAA Security Rule; conclusion from the Phase 2 desk audits; and new cybersecurity threats and how the HIPAA Rules apply.

This program was recorded on May 31st, 2018.

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American Bar Association
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Sarah C. Brown

Vice President & CCO
Confluence Health

Sarah Brown is the Vice President of Risk and Regulatory, and the Chief Compliance Officer at Confluence Health.

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Angela M. Atkinson

Staff Attorney
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Angie Atkinson is an attorney with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Office of the General Counsel. She has held responsibility for advising the Office for Civil Rights’ Midwest Region on HIPAA investigations and enforcement since 2014, and has served as lead counsel in several high-profile negotiations with HIPAA covered entities and business associates, including the negotiations that led to OCR’s largest settlement to date.

Ms. Atkinson started her career in private practice, where she was a shareholder at a firm in Kansas City, representing employee benefit funds, individuals and unions before administrative agencies and in federal and state courts throughout the country. From 2011 to 2014, she was Litigation Counsel at DineEquity, Inc., the parent company for Applebee’s and IHOP.

Ms. Atkinson received her juris doctorate, Order of the Coif, from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2001, and later taught as an adjunct professor at KU Law. After graduating she served as law clerk to the Honorable Howard F. Sachs in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

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