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.
- 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
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 www.HIPAASummit.com/past.html. HIPAA Summit West was held in San Francisco June, 20-22, 2001.
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 P.M.to 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
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.
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.
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 www.eHealthInitiative.com.
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 www.PrivacyAssociation.org.
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
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 www.hcs.Harvard.edu/~epihc.
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 www.projhope.org.
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.
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
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.