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AHIP Webinar to Feature EHNAC Executive Director, Lee Barrett, on Managing Security and Privacy Risks of Today's Health Exchange Models

FARMINGTON, Conn., Jan. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body has partnered with America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) to host a webinar to discuss the importance of the privacy, security and confidentiality of protected health information (PHI).

WHAT: EHNAC Executive Director Lee Barrett will serve as host to foster the discussion on how today's health information exchanges (HIEs), health information organizations (HIOs), health information service providers (HISPs) and accountable care organizations (ACOs) including population health-focused entities are allowing regional and community stakeholders to exchange healthcare data for both clinical and administrative transactions across multiple platforms.

WHO: Barrett has 10 years leading healthcare professional service organizations as well as 20 years in senior management roles in payer organizations. He speaks nationally on a variety of healthcare industry topics and is involved in a number of industry coalitions promoting the use and implementation of health IT including both administrative and clinical transactions, as well as the development and proliferation of electronic health record (EHR) systems and meaningful use across the National Health Information Network and HIE systems.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

WHERE: Interested attendees may register for the online webinar here.

WHY: The methods for exchanging healthcare information have never been more diverse. This webinar will cover these essential subjects:

  • Ways to reduce protected health information (PHI) exposure risks and also tactics to foster public confidence and stakeholder trust;
  • How payers can better prepare themselves against unsecured data while assuring interoperability and scalable trust; and
  • The impact of exchanging healthcare data across computer networks, laptops and mobile devices and other security challenges for the payer community.

This webinar is critical for health plan executives, health plan IT staff, health plan clinical staff, health plan back office and operation staff, IT staff of organizations servicing healthcare, IT professionals looking to enter health care, payers, and providers, among others.

About AHIP

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national trade association representing the health insurance industry. AHIP's members provide health and supplemental benefits to more than 200 million Americans through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual insurance market, and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. AHIP advocates for public policies that expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans through a competitive marketplace that fosters choice, quality and innovation. Leveraging relationships in the public and private sectors, AHIP raises awareness around critical issues facing health plans and advocates for policies. To learn more, visit www.ahip.org.

About EHNAC

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include accountable care organizations, electronic health networks, EPCS vendors, eprescribing solution providers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, health information service providers, management service organizations, medical billers, outsourced service providers, payers, practice management system vendors and third-party administrators.

EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org, contact info@ehnac.org, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

CONTACT: Dave Anderson, Anderson Interactive, 678-401-2991 dave@andersoni.com Debra Hopkinson, EHNAC, 860-408-1620 dhopkinson@ehnac.org

Source: EHNAC