Healthcare Transactions and Code Sets, Privacy, Data Security and HIPAA/GLB Compliance

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The Health Colloquium Conference Series

The Health Colloquium conference series addresses issues of healthcare policy and practice through week-long executive education courses offered at Harvard University.

The HIPAA Compliance Dates Loom.
The Following Colloquium Intensive Workshops Will Allow Attendees to Develop Institution-Specific Compliance Plans:
  • Special Workshop: HIPAA Compliance Gap Assessment and Remediation Strategies
  • Special Workshop: HIPAA Policy and Procedures
  • Special Workshop: Strategies in Completing the Administrative Simplification Compliance Act Compliance Extension Form
  • Special Workshop: How to Comply with the Ongoing HIPAA Privacy and Security Workforce Training Requirements

The Colloquium
  • provides a unique approach to executive education in healthcare,
  • is intensive and limits capacity so that participants have access to the first rate faculty,
  • emphasizes networking opportunities with other participants,
  • posts faculty materials and secondary source materials to the Colloquium web site, and
  • is taught by the most sophisticated faculty in healthcare education today, including leading regulators, practitioners, consultants, attorneys, health services researchers, academics and policy makers.

The Future of Technology, the Internet and EDI in Healthcare

It is broadly recognized that the nation's healthcare system is a late adopter of advanced technology for operations and clinical systems when compared to many other American industries. Main frame legacy systems and the general lack of EDI characterize the technology status of many health-care payors and providers. It is anticipated that healthcare technology will be transformed in the coming years through the adoption of EDI and the impact of the Internet.

Healthcare Transactions and Code Sets, Privacy, Data Security and HIPAA

No policy issue is more pervasive in healthcare than the concern for privacy and data security. These issues of public concern are now being addressed by the vast regulatory mandate imposed on the health system under HIPAA. HIPAA will mandate the use of certain new transactions and code sets and an overlay of privacy and security regulations.


The Colloquium takes place on the campus of Harvard University. Morning, afternoon and evening classes are held in Annenberg Hall of the Memorial Hall complex. Lunches and discussion groups will be held at Annenberg Hall with overflow facilities at the Harvard Faculty Club and the Inn at Harvard.


Monday, August 19 through Friday, August 23, 2002.
Registration begins on Monday, August 19 at Noon.

Team Discount

The challenge of technology transformation and privacy, security and HIPAA/GLB compliance in healthcare requires teamwork. Healthcare executives, senior clinicians, chief information officers, legal counsel, compliance officers, privacy and security officials, quality assurance and risk managers and trustees must work together to meet the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities of new technologies. For this reason the Colloquium offers special discounts for teams registering from the same institution.

Who Should Attend
  • Healthcare Privacy and Security Officials
  • Healthcare Compliance Officers and Risk Managers
  • Healthcare Chief Information Officers and Chief Technology Officers
  • Healthcare Billing and Coding Professionals
  • Software Developers and Systems Vendors
  • Healthcare Executives
  • Senior Clinicians and Researchers Engaged in Medical and Ancillary Practice
  • Trustees of Healthcare Organizations
  • Healthcare Purchaser Representatives
  • Health Insurance and Health Plan Executives
  • Hospital and Health System Administrators
  • IPA and Medical Group Managers
  • Quality Assurance and Risk Management Experts
  • Healthcare Consultants, Venture Capitalists and Investment Bankers
  • Healthcare Attorneys and In House Counsel
  • Healthcare Internet Innovators and Entrepreneurs
  • Health Service Researchers and Health Policy Experts
  • Registered Nurses, Pharmacists and Other Allied Health Professionals

Interactive Discussion Groups

The Colloquium luncheons at Annenberg Hall, the Harvard Faculty Club and The Inn at Harvard will be divided into tables of ten to twelve. This approach will enhance professional networking and interactive discus-sions of the topics addressed by the Colloquium.

The Setting

Harvard University, the oldest institution of higher learn-ing in the United States, was established in 1636 by a vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and was named for its First benefactor, John Harvard of Charlestown, a young minister who upon his death in 1638,left his library and half of his estate to the new institution. Today, Harvard has grown to become a great undergraduate and graduate research University, with more than 18,000 degree candidates enrolled.

Sponsoring Associations

The eHealth Initiative (eHI)is a national not-for-profit advocacy and trade association created to provide a unified voice for the common interests of the eHealth community and to promote the rapid adoption of Internet-enabled and other technologies to ultimately improve the delivery of health care. For more information about the Initiative, go to

The Health Technology Center (HealthTech Center) was recently established to advance the broad-scale adoption of new technologies that improve health. For more information about the HealthTech Center, go to

The International Association of Privacy Officers (IAPO) is a national not-for-profit individual membership association representing privacy and security professionals from all industries, including healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, Internet companies, government contractors, etc. For more information about IAPO, go to

The Internet Healthcare Coalition (the Coalition) is a non-profit individual membership association which desires to educate consumers, professionals, media, and public policymakers on the full range of uses of the Internet to deliver high-quality healthcare information and services, and to provide clear guidance for evaluating healthcare information on the Internet. For more information on the Coalition, go to

The Massachusetts Health Data Consortium (MHDC) is a non-profit, private 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1968 for the purpose of developing, collecting, analyzing and disseminating health care information to improve the health and healthcare of the region. The Consortium brings together New England's key healthcare organizations for collaborative projects and educational conferences aimed at increasing public awareness and understanding of the healthcare environment. For more information on MHDC, go to

Co-Sponsoring Publications

Harvard Health Policy Review (HHPR) is a semi-annual health care policy journal published by Exploring Policy in Health Care at Harvard (EPHIC). The goal of the Review is to educate about health care policy and to stimulate thinking about the pressing health care questions facing the nation and the world. For more information about HHPR, please visit the Review's website at

Health Affairs is a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed jour-nal dedicated to the serious exploration of domestic and international health policy and system change. For more information on Health Affairs, go to

Colloquium Course Objectives
  • To Offer Special Workshops in HIPAA GAP Assessment and Remediation; HIPAA Policies and Procedures; ASCA Extension From Completion; and Compliance with HIPAA Workforce Training Requirements.
  • Assess the Implications of the Internet and Other Emerging New Technologies for the Transformation of Healthcare IT technology.
  • Provide a Strategic Overview of the Status of Healthcare IT Technology and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in a Comparative Context with Other American Industrial Sectors.
  • Present a Sophisticated Analysis of Healthcare Privacy and Security Law and Regulation, Including European Union Data Protection, State Law, FTC, eSign, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and HIPAA.
  • Offer Advanced Case Studies in Healthcare Privacy and Security Compliance Initiatives by Health Plans,Hospitals and Health Systems,Physician Organizations and Systems Developers.
  • Describe the Most Prominent Regional and Multi-Institutional Approaches to Compliance with Healthcare Privacy and Security Mandates.
  • Identify the Major Technological Tools for Compliance with HIPAA and Other Mandates.
  • Establish Operational, Administrative and Financial Strategies to Healthcare Privacy and Data Security Compliance Efforts.

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