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CynergisTek’s VP of Compliance Strategies David Holtzman will be presenting at the 26th Annual HIPAA Summit in Washington, DC.

HIPAA Summit

“Let the Buyer Beware! Ransomware and Other Cybersecurity Threats Create Peril in High Stakes Health Care M&A Transactions”

Thursday, March 30th; 10:45 pm

Lisa J. Acevedo, Esq.
Shareholder, Polsinelli

David Holtzman, JD, CIPP
Vice President for Compliance, Cynergistek, Inc.

Change in federal health policy is forcing new payment models that are driving consolidation of hospitals and other providers. This revolution is fueling mergers, acquisitions and other transactions, with purchasers acquiring sellers’ electronic health records systems. Traditionally, due diligence investigation of a target’s privacy/security compliance has been cursory. However, with the rise in ransomware and cybersecurity attacks, there is significant risk in acquiring and attempting to integrate potentially infected electronic systems. With heightened enforcement, there is significant risk in taking over operations of a provider that has not conducted a HIPAA security risk analysis or failed to identify/report data breaches. This presentation will explore the privacy and security threats that present the most peril in M&A transactions and why timing to address solutions is critical. It will also address risks that remain even under traditional liability-limiting deal structures, what to look for when evaluating a target’s privacy and security risks and how to be compliant on “Day 1” of operations.

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March 29, 2017
March 31, 2017
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The Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street North West
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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