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HIPAA Collaborative of Wisconsin 2013 Spring Conference Presentation

Scott Owens of BluTinuity was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Spring HIPAA Collaborative (HIPAA COW) Conference in Pewaukee, WI. The focus of his presentation was Making Sense of the HIPAA Contingency Planning Requirements.

Compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule is often perceived to be a difficult endeavor, and one of the most often overlooked segments of this regulation are the Contingency Plan components. While being important in its own right, the Contingency Plan can provide a foundation for a better governance and overall security of an organization.

This presentation provided a clear understanding of the Contingency Plan Standard in section §164.308(a)(7) of the HIPAA Security Rule for the five implementation specifications:
(A) Data backup plan (Required)
(B) Disaster recovery plan (Required)
(C) Emergency mode operation plan (Required)
(D) Testing and revision procedures (Addressable)
(E) Applications and data criticality analysis (Addressable)

Additionally, the presentation discussed the following:
• It is not a question of if, but when a disaster will strike
• Impact of disasters
• How to assess your organization’s compliance and readiness
• What does a great contingency plan include?
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