The education session that peaked my interest the most was Session 118, which compared the criteria of HIPAA to those of EHR Certification. The presenters were Rich Cohan from Providence Health and Adam H. Greene from Davis Wright Tremaine, and the title was “Privacy and Security Challenges of Meaningful Use.”
Based on the title, I went into the session looking to gain insight on privacy and security from a major health system. What immediately caught my attention were the comparisons drawn between the HIPAA rules as compared to EHR Certification criteria. As a vendor, I have been intimately involved in meeting the privacy and security requirements for EHR Certification. However, it has been very difficult to figure out how the EHR Certification criteria relate (or don’t relate) to the HIPAA requirements that providers must follow. This presentation summed it up beautifully.