Forrester Research, GuardianEdge, UCSF Medical Center, John C Lincoln Health Network, and Arizona Department of Health Services to Discuss ARRA

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 20, 2010

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today the speakers for their panel focused on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) at this year’s Winter Health IT Summit.

The panel will be moderated by Khalid Kark, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, and speaking will be Ram Krishnan, SVP of Products and Marketing, GuardianEdge; Carole Klove, Chief Compliance Officer & Privacy Officer, UCSF Medical Center; Robert Israel, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, John C Lincoln Health Network; and Aaron Carpenter, Chief Information Security Officer, Arizona Department of Health Services.

Their presentation entitled, “Technology, Security Mandates, and HIPAA Privacy” will cover the new mandates that ARRA has brought practices under HIPAA. “New mandates will force practices to adopt policies and procedures in order to avoid new enforcement provisions and significantly increased penalties,” said Waco Hoover, CEO, Institute for Health Technology Transformation. “These critical changes include: new provisions for accounting of disclosures; new patient rights that you will need to incorporate into your policies and staff training; new requirements should your patient data be breached; modifications that will need to be made to your business associate relationships; and increased penalties up to $ 50,000 per violation to a maximum of $ 1.5 million a year in the most egregious cases of data breaches.”

Khalid Kark, who will serve as moderator, contributes to Forrester’s offerings for the Security & Risk professional. He is a leading expert in information security program governance; security services; strategy; and governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) initiatives.

Ram Krishnan is responsible for directing the company’s product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing strategies. Mr. Krishnan brings nearly two decades of experience in creating and marketing enterprise software and information security solutions to large to mid-size enterprises.

Carole Klove has over twenty years of experience in the health care industry as a registered nurse, an attorney, and most recently as a Chief Compliance Officer and Privacy Officer for two large academic institutions. Carole specializes in regulatory matters such as HITECH and HIPAA Medicare/Medicaid compliance and reimbursement, as well as professional licensing and certification.

Robert Israel joined John C. Lincoln in 1999, after serving in the U.S. Navy for six years, and holding various IT Management positions on the east coast. Mr. Israel has over 16 years of diversified experience in network management and administration. He has been an active member of groups ranging from 10 to 1000 hardware, software and administrative professionals, involved in network design and management as well as system setup, analysis, and business development.

Aaron Carpenter is responsible with ADHS’s Information Security program and compliance with the HIPAA security rule, Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard, and State statues. He practices Information Security by ensuring his department protects its information assets through vulnerability and incident management, security awareness, policy development and maintenance, and disaster recovery planning.

The Summit’s attendees include industry leaders and senior executives from the healthcare community with the following job titles: Chief Information Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Physician, Practice Manager, VP and Director of IT.

Sponsors and Partners for the Winter Health IT Summit include RelayHealth (, WiSpots (, MMR Information Systems (, Vidyo (, GuardianEdge (, Arizona Health Information Management Association, Arizona State Physicians Association, Arizona Health Care Association, American Society of Health Informatics Managers, Arizona Academy of Family Physicians, Health Management Technology, Healthcare IT News, Healthcare Technology Online, mobihealthnews, MarketsandMarkets, and more

The Winter Health IT Summit is designed to bring together C-level, physician, practice management and IT decision-makers from North America’s leading provider organizations and physician practices. For two full days, executives interact with a national audience of peers, national leaders, and solution providers featuring the latest solutions for practice management, mobility, telemedicine, outsourcing, IT infrastructure, next-generation electronic medical records, disease management, and more.

About the Institute for Health Technology Transformation

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and meaningful use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare.



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