RadSite to Host Complimentary Webinar on Final Omnibus Rule

Event to Address Impact of HIPAA, HITECH

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Houston, TX and Annapolis, MD / PRWeb / September 5, 2013— RadSite™ is offering a free webinar to explore the impact of the Final Omnibus Rule on the health care industry—from providers to payers. RadSite, based in Houston, TX, and Annapolis, MD, is a leading certification organization promoting quality-based imaging practices.

The webinar, HIPAA and HITECH: Understanding the Final Omnibus Rule, scheduled for September 19, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. ET, will look specifically at the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) in relation to the Final Omnibus Rule. This education-based, conversational webinar will feature noted security professional Angie Singer Keating, CISA, CIPP, CISM, CRISC, as well as RadSite representatives. To register for the webinar, please click here.

Keating’s extensive background includes her work as CEO and a co-founder of Reclamere, Inc. In this capacity she served as chief architect of the proprietary data destruction system Reclamere uses, which includes the only forensically sound quality control process for 100% of all hard drives. Keating also designed Reclamere’s data recovery and forensic labs for maximum security, outfitting them with state-of-the-industry tools. She does extensive speaking regarding HIPAA and HITECH and serves as adjunct faculty for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

“While most health care professionals are familiar with HIPAA, the Final Omnibus Rule poses some new challenges when it comes to ensuring business associates are also in compliance,” Keating says. “HIPAA enforcement actions are on the rise and the Office of Civil Rights has made it clear that regardless of size, all health care organizations must comply or face serious sanctions. This webinar will focus on the sweeping changes for Covered Entities and Business Associates, which have been brought on by the Final Omnibus Rule.”

As an organization focused on quality and safety, RadSite recognizes the role HIPAA and HITECH play in setting standards within the industry. In fact, understanding is the first step to compliance. This webinar is designed for providers, health plans and other professionals who seek guidance in order to comply with recently enacted legislation, or those simply interested in additional education on these new changes to HIPAA and HITECH.

RadSite offers an array of quality-based, cost-savings assessment, certification and accreditation programs that promote best practices in imaging and other specialty services across the United States and its territories. The comprehensive programs highlight opportunities for imaging facilities to achieve a high level of quality that benefits all members of the health care continuum. RadSite also offers educational and reporting services for health plans, imaging providers, regulators, consumers and others.

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About RadSite™ (www.radsitequality.com)
Founded in 2005, RadSite’s mission is to promote quality-based practices for imaging systems across the United States and its territories. RadSite has reviewed over 24,000 imaging facilities covering about 60,000 imaging systems. RadSite’s certification and accreditation programs help assess, track and report imaging trends in an effort to enhance imaging procedures and outcomes. RadSite also offers educational programs, publishes issue briefs, and underwrites research on a complimentary basis to raise awareness of patient safety issues and to promote best practices. The organization is governed by an independent board and committee system, which is open to a wide-range of volunteers to ensure transparency and accountability. RadSite is expanding its activities and resources to serve patients, providers, payers, government agencies, and other stakeholder groups. To learn more about RadSite, please contact us at (855) 440-6001 or info@radsitequality.com.

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