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REMINDER: WPC and Microsoft Help Providers Prioritize HITECH Security and Compliance at Microsoft HUG Webinar

(March 21, 2012)

BRENTWOOD, TN -- (Marketwire) -- 03/21/12 --


WHAT:
Eric Mueller, services president, WPC, and Hector Rodriguez, Microsoft industry chief technology strategist, will co-present an educational webcast titled "What's Missing from Your Security and Compliance Efforts?" The session is part of a national webinar series sponsored by the Microsoft Health Users Group (HUG), a healthcare industry forum for exchanging ideas, promoting learning, and sharing solutions for information systems using Microsoft technologies.

WHY:
Rapid adoption of electronic health records, the phased roll out of Meaningful Use, pay-for-performance programs such as the accountable care organization, and the proliferation of health information exchanges are all changing how hospitals and health systems use protected health information (PHI). Furthermore, new data processing requirements, such as 5010 and ICD-10, are transforming the way that PHI is accessed and managed. The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) along with state attorneys general will be more active in enforcement efforts. Auditing and fining entities for HIPAA violations will become more frequent.

During the webinar, Microsoft's Hector Rodriguez and WPC's Eric Mueller will discuss how healthcare executives can increase focus on security and compliance while simultaneously driving innovation and superior outcomes. Mueller will demonstrate the necessity of embracing projects like ICD-10 and payment reform while ensuring best practices in preparing for new security and compliance regulations. Other issues include: transitioning to ICD-10, new payment reform models, operating rules implementation, extending current IT investments, and appropriate use of processes and technologies to assure patient data is adequately handled and protected.


INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
Eric Mueller, services president, WPC -- 20+ years cross-functional expertise in envisioning and leading technology-based revenue and growth initiatives; HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 expert. Hector Rodriguez, industry chief technology strategist, Microsoft -- works with customers, partners, product groups and the field to formulate end-to-end solution scenarios to address industry challenges for providers.

TIME/DATE:
11:00 - Noon PDT, Thursday, March 22, 2012

REGISTER:
To register for the free webinar, click here.

WPC is a healthcare industry leader, providing world class consulting solutions and serving as the exclusive publisher of critical HIPAA implementation publications and related products. Anchored by its nearly 40-year heritage, WPC provides technical, business process and compliance expertise. Its comprehensive solutions empower healthcare organizations to optimize operational performance and effectively manage complex business and technology change. Domain experts specialize in: ICD-10, security and compliance, electronic medical records adoption, health information exchange, payment reform, Accountable Care Organization qualifications, and more. For more information, visit wpc-services.com.

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