As HITECH refocuses the health care industry’s attention on security, the role of National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) in developing standards for health information security will become more center stage.  

On May 18, 2009, Fox Rothschild LLP will present at the NIST and CMS Security Rule Conference in Gaithersburg, Maryland called“Safeguarding Health Information:  Building Assurance Through HIPAA Security”.   Elizabeth Litten, Esq., a partner of Fox Rothschild’s Health Law Group, and Co-chair of its Government Relations practice group, will be presenting at the NIST/CMS Security Conference as part of a Panel Discussion on Assessments from the Organizational Perspective.   The panel will share its experiences with, and expectations for, audits, assessments, and compliance reviews, and provide strategies for greater assessment efficiencies.   For further information on the NIST/CMS Security Rule Conference, please visit the NIST website


For a copy of the Power Point presentation prepared by Elizabeth and Helen Oscislawski, Esq. for the NIST/CMS Security Rule Conference please visit our Blog again next week, or if you subscribe to our Blog a copy will be e-mailed to you directly.