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Healthcare Transactions and Code Sets, Privacy, Data Security and HIPAA/GLB Compliance
The Future of Technology, the Internet and EDI in Healthcare is jointly presented by The Health Colloquium and the HIPAA Summit Conference Series.

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 major academic institutions. The first Colloquium, the eHealth Colloquium, addressed the impact of the Internet on healthcare and took place at Harvard University, August 20-26, 2000. The second Colloquium, March 25-29, 2001, addressed the issues of healthcare quality and medical errors reduction.

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,
  • offers all participants reserved, classroom seating and access to broadband Internet and email at their seats throughout the Colloquium via a personal computer provided by the Colloquium,
  • 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 HIPAA Summit Conference Series

The HIPAA Summit Conference Series offers educational and training events regarding healthcare privacy, confidentiality, data security, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and HIPAA. The First National HIPAA Summit, October 15-17, 2000, in Washington, DC was attended by 1, 300. The Second National HIPAA Summit, February 28-March 2, 2001, was headlined by Secretary of DHHS Tommy Thompson and was attended by 2,000. See HIPAA Summit West was held in San Francisco June, 20-22, 2001. See

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 healthcare 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. Annenberg Hall is uniquely wired to offer broadband Internet access to all Colloquium participants. Lunches and discussion groups will be held at Annenberg Hall with overflow facilities at the Harvard Faculty Club and the Inn at Harvard.

Sunday, August 19 through Wednesday, August 22, 2001. Registration begins on Saturday, August 18 from 5:00 7:00 P.M.and continues from 8:00 A.M.on Sunday, August 19 at Annenberg Hall. The Colloquium's optional Preconference Praticum on healthcare EDI and HIPAA Compliance for healthcare executives and senior clinicians commences at 9:00 A.M. on Sunday, August 19, 2001. The Colloquium commences on Sunday, August 19 at 1:00 P.M. and adjourns at 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 22, 2001.

Reserved Classroom Seating and Broadband Internet Connection
All Colloquium registrants enjoy reserved classroom seating and access to broadband Internet and email at their seats throughout the Colloquium via a personal laptop computer provided by the Colloquium.

HIPAA Survey, GLB Workbook and HIPAA Manual and Forms
All Colloquium attendees will receive a National HIPAA Compliance Survey prepared by Phoenix Health Systems, a Graham-Leach-Bliley Workbook with contributions from LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & McRae; Gardner, Carton & Douglas; and Paramore Consulting, Inc. and a HIPAA Manual; and Forms prepared by Davis Wright Tremaine.

Team Discount
The challenege 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 of 3 or more registering from the same institution.

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, please contact Janet Marchibroda, Executive Director at 202-663-8099, or visit the Initiative's website at

The Privacy Officers Association (POA)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 POA, please visit POA's website at

The Health Technology Center (HealthTech Center)was recently established to advance the broad-scale adoption of new technologies that improve health. The non-profit, independent HealthTech Center will provide information services and analyses of public and private policies, including web-based resources profiling technologies, recommendations for payment, reimbursement and purchasing policies, and partnerships to promote access to these technologies for low-income people, communities and safety net providers. The HealthTech Center is based at the Institute for the Future in Menlo Park and San Francisco, California. For more information about the HealthTech Center, contact its President, Molly Joel Coye, M.D., M.P.H., at 650-233-9522 or visit the Center 's website at

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 (EPIHC). 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 journal dedicated to the serious exploration of domestic and international health policy and system change. Health Affairs will publish a special issue on healthcare and the Internet in late 2001. For more information on Health Affairs, go to

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 discussions of the topics addressed by the Colloquium.

The Setting
Harvard University, the oldest institution of higher learning 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.

Colloquium Course Objectives

  • 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.
  • Assess the Implications of the Internet and Other Emerging New Technologies for the Transformation of Healthcare IT technology.
  • Present a Basic Background to Healthcare Privacy and Security Law and Regulation, Including European Union Data Protection, State Law, FTC, eSign, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and HIPAA.
  • Offer 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.
  • Make Available 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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