Holly is a privacy and security consultant who has worked with the HIPAA privacy and security rules for over eleven years. She is recognized for helping small to large sized organizations understand and become compliant with these regulations in an organized, ethical, and straightforward way. Holly has extensive experience in developing and implementing customized policies, procedures, forms, and education programs. In addition, she has facilitated security risk analyses for over 80 covered entities and business associates. She developed a comprehensive toolkit to streamline this process. During her eight year tenure as a Privacy Officer for an integrated community-based health care system, she developed and oversaw all privacy and security initiatives. Holly has over 20 years of diverse health care experience in a variety of patient care settings.
Active with HIPAA Collaborative of Wisconsin (HIPAA COW) since 2002, Holly is currently a Board member, the Executive Vice President, and on the Privacy & Security networking groups. She also leads their Risk Management networking group which wrote the HIPAA COW Security Risk Analysis & Risk Management Toolkit. At a national level, she is on several privacy and security networking groups with other Regional Extension Centers which create resources to help organizations meet the privacy and security meaningful use requirements. She has spoken at several conferences and webinars.
Holly has a Master of Science in Health Services Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Certificate in Ethnic Studies, and a Certificate in Project Management.
The focus of this presentation is to help covered entities and business associates understand what key changes they should have in place now, based upon the final omnibus rules. In this session, you will learn about significant changes to the HIPAA privacy and breach notification rules and some minor changes to the security rule.