BOSTON - July 13, 2010 - IT security and data protection firm
Sophos today announced that it will join legal firm Mintz Levin,
certified public accountant firm Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico (MFA), Cornerstone Family Practice, and analyst firm
SixWeight in a panel discussion on Healthcare and
Massachusetts Data Protection Laws on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 9:00am
- 11:00am at Mintz Levin's office in Boston, MA.
Healthcare organizations are facing increased pressure to comply
with healthcare mandates. With the recent requirements for
healthcare organizations located in the state of Massachusetts or
those who do business with Massachusetts residents, conducting
business has grown even more challenging.
The effects of a data breach in the healthcare industry are far
reaching as patients and clients lose more than personal healthcare
information (PHI) - their sensitive and private medical information
also becomes fodder for identity theft, medical billing fraud and
other criminal schemes. The results can be financially debilitating
and can negatively impact an organization's credibility.
To help healthcare organizations gain better insight into the
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Health
Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act
(HITECH), and MA 201 CMR 17 compliance and the steps
involved to achieve compliancy, Sophos has assembled a panel of
legal, technology, and process experts.
Attendees will learn what types of information must be protected
and how encryption plays a vital role in safeguarding sensitive
information. Panelists will also discuss the responsibilities of
healthcare organizations and their business partners' when it comes
to protecting patient information and the ramifications if they
fail to safeguard this data.
Sophos offers simplified encryption and data leakage solutions
at the endpoint and email gateway and a more advanced,
multi-layered endpoint data security encryption and data leakage
prevention (DLP) solution that secure desktops, laptops, removable
media and other portable devices.