Melamedia Webinar to Include First Look at OCR's Thoughts on Changing HIPAA Rules

Melamedia's 15th Annual Year-End Review of Medical Privacy and Security Enforcement Features Discussion by HIPAA Veterans

ALEXANDRIA, VA, US, December 13, 2018 / -- The HHS Office for Civil Rights just released a request for information on changes that "may impede the transformation to value-based healthcare or that limit or discourage coordinated care among individuals and covered entities."

So Melamedia's 15th Annual Year-End Review of Medical Privacy & Security Enforcement has added a discussion to explore OCR's thoughts on possible changes to HIPAA and what that may mean for future compliance.

The event features long-time veterans in the HIPAA space.


Iliana Peters served key roles at HHS Office for Civil Rights, including as OCR’s Acting Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy and Security and as OCR’s Senior Advisor for HIPAA Enforcement. For more than a decade, she both developed HIPAA privacy and security policy, including on emerging technologies and cyber threats, and enforced HIPAA regulations through spearheading multi-million-dollar settlement agreements and civil monetary penalties under HIPAA. She is a shareholder in the nationally-recognized health care practice group of the AmLaw 100 law firm, Polsinelli, P.C.

Dennis Melamed is president of Melamedia, LLC, a regulatory analysis and research firm. He is an adjunct professor at the Drexel College of Medicine where he teaches graduate level courses on health data stewardship, federal regulation of biomedical research and trends in medical device regulation. Dennis works extensively as a regulatory affairs analyst and researcher and has served as consultant on health data stewardship issues for a number of organizations, including the National Governors Association's State Alliance for E-Health. He is the editor and publisher of Health Information Privacy/Security Alert, which has been tracking health data privacy and security issues since 1997.

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