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We invite you to attend our free HIPAA Privacy and Security Workshop on Tuesday, November 29th in Houston, Texas. During this three-hour educational event, industry expert Mac McMillan will draw on his previous experience in the industry to cover several key topics related to healthcare privacy, security and compliance. Topics covered during the workshop include:
  • HIPAA challenges for both covered entities and business associates, including risk assessments and enforcement
  • Information on compliance audits by OCR, CMS and OIG, including details on the current OCR HIPAA audits
  • Strategies for audit preparedness
  • Security challenges and cybersecurity threats around the industry, as well as best practices to combat them
  • Real-world examples of recent incidents and key takeaways from each

Why You Should Attend

  • OCR has begun the next round of random OCR audits by conducting desk audits of 167 covered entities this summer, while business associates are anticipated to begin receiving audit notifications before the year is over.
  • Multiple government agencies are imposing fines and penalties through breach settlements and investigations of incidents. In fact, OCR has already issued over $20M in fines so far in 2016.
  • Healthcare breaches are on the rise, and the average cost of a data breach for healthcare organizations is now over $2.2 million, according to the Ponemon Institute.
  • New and trending threats to healthcare security are an increasing concern to the industry and require proactive, not reactive, security measures.
  • Healthcare organizations are becoming attractive targets, due to the amount and value of data that is stored on their systems.
  • Attendees have the opportunity to submit certificate of completion and agenda for continuing education credits.


  • HIPAA Updates
  • Enforcement Activities for Non-Compliance
  • Audit Outlook
  • Lunch
  • Hot Issues for 2016
  • What’s Changing
  • Top Threat Areas
  • The Impact to Healthcare
  • Q&A

Who Should Attend

  • Privacy Officers & Analysts
  • Security Officers & Analysts
  • Compliance Officers & Analysts
  • CIOs, CISOs & IT Directors
  • HIM Directors

Speaker Bio

Considered a subject matter expert in health information security and regulatory compliance, Mac McMillan is a regular contributor to industry publications and speaker at industry conferences. He was recently recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the influential leaders in healthcare IT and brings nearly 40 years of experience from both Government and private sector positions.

Read Mac’s full bio

What Past Attendees are Saying

I appreciate an organization that is willing to share information for free. Those that have little to give keep what little they have close. However when you are willing to share for free, there is more to be had and they are truly at the top of their field.

P. Smith, Specialty Hospital of Washington at Capitol Hill

The presenter was very knowledgeable and provided numerous real-world examples for the more abstract concepts being discussed. Allowing questions to be asked during the presentation and discussion to occur enhanced the value because we could tie it back into issues we are currently facing.

Anonymous, Director of Health Information Management and Privacy Officer

Read more about the positive feedback we received from our regional workshops in the first half of 2016.


*MHHS is not endorsing or sponsoring the activities conducted by CynergisTek, Inc. on the MHHS campus.”


November 29, 2016
10:30 am - 1:30 pm CST
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University of Phoenix (Woodlands/Springs)
24624 I-45, Spring, TX
Springs, TX 77386 United States
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