HEALTHCARE SECURITY FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT
Boston, MA, Oct. 15-16, 2018
Anne-Sophie Whitaker joined the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights in 2009 as an Equal Opportunity Specialist in Boston. In 2015, she became a Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialist. She investigates allegations of violations of Civil Rights Laws, including Title VI, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the ADA, and the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules. Prior to joining OCR, Anne-Sophie interned at Greater Boston Legal Services’ Health and Disability Unit and the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts in the Criminal Division. Anne-Sophie holds a B.A. in Public Policy with a minor in Education from Hamilton College, and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.
In this session, the OCR’s Anne-Sophie Whitaker gives a timely update on HIPAA breach violations – and shares best practices to help attendees help keep their organizations off the department’s Wall of Shame.
She’ll share trends in how and where information is being breached (email, film, laptops, etc.), review settlements, and discuss where covered entities frequently fall short in protecting PHI.