Friday, February 17, 2012

HHS to Host Roundtable On Mobile Devices

On Friday, March 16, 2012, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST, HHS will host a Mobile Devices Roundtable. The program is free and open to the public. Persons may participate in person or via webcast.

One of the key goals of the Federal Health Information Technology Strategic Plan is to inspire confidence and trust in health IT and electronic health information exchange by protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of health information. ONC’s Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO), along with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), recently launched a privacy and security mobile device project. The project builds on the existing HHS HIPAA Security Rule - Remote Use Guidance and is designed to identify privacy and security good practices for mobile devices. The identified provider use case scenarios and good practices to address those scenarios will be communicated in plain, practical, and easy to understand language for use by health care providers, professionals, and other entities.

The objectives of the roundtable are to address the current privacy and security legal framework for mobile devices accessing, storing and/or transmitting health information;
discuss real world usage of mobile devices by providers and other health care delivery professionals to understand their expectations, attitudes, challenges and needs;
gather input regarding the information (and format) providers and other health care delivery professionals want and need to help them safeguard health information on their mobile devices; and gather input on existing and emerging privacy and security good practices, strategies and technologies for safeguarding data on mobile devices.

The Roundtable will include three panels comprised of federal agency representatives, practicing providers, and representatives of research, provider and industry organizations. The event will be an interactive discussion with moderators encouraging interaction between the panelists and the audience. Questions will be accepted in person, through email, and via Twitter.

The Roundtable event is free and open to the public, through in-person and webcast participation. Registration information will be posted by next Thursday, February 23.
Meeting Details:
Meeting Date & Time: Friday, March 16, 20128:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST(Registration/check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. EST)
Location:Hubert H. Humphrey BuildingU.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Great Hall200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC
Or via webcast

For more information please click here.

Source: HHS News Release

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