Health Information Management

Lawyer: Providers not ready for HITECH compliance

HIM-HIPAA Insider, October 5, 2009

Andrew E. Blustein, Esq., responded quickly when asked what he came away with after talking to providers at the 17th annual HIPAA Summit at the Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. September 15-18.

“People are shell-shocked,” says Blustein, partner and co-chair of Garfunkel Wild & Travis, PC’s Health Information and Technology Group in Great Neck, NY, and Hackensack, NJ.

Blustein and David A Mebane, Esq., senior vice president for legal affairs at Saint Barnabas Health Care System in West Orange, NJ, presented on the steps to take before, during, and after a breach at the event.

Read more on our HIPAA Update blog.

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