/EIN Presswire/ January 21, 2010

Free Webinar – HITECH Solutions for Employee Benefits Brokers, Consultants and TPAs

When: Thursday, January 28th, 11 AM -12:30 PM (EST) – International Data Privacy Day

Who Should Attend: Insurers, Benefits Consultants, Brokers, TPA’s, technology and other solution providers who handle PHI as part of their daily business.

Register: http://www.theindustryradar.com/Hitech/Webinar.cfm
The deadline for compliance with the security and privacy provision of the new HITECH law and changes to HIPAA is right around the corner (February 17th, 2010).

As the quotes to the right demonstrate, health insurers fully grasp the import of these changes and are holding their producers accountable as the law requires. However, to-date almost no media focus has been put on the impact of these changes on employee benefits consultants, brokers, TPA’s and other service providers all of whom are “Business Associates” (BA’s) as well as key partners in the employee benefits supply chain.

As a result these trusted advisors and vendors have yet to fully comprehend their new legal accountabilities, compliance needs or the business, reputational risks and financial penalties their businesses face if they are not compliant by 2/17/2010.

To address this need the Industry Radar is pleased to announce its first webinar which will focus specifically on what benefits brokers, consultants, TPA’s and others need to know to comply with HIPAA, HITECH and their carrier producer agreements.

The keynote of the 90 minute webinar will be a review of common HIPAA and HITECH misconceptions, risks and key requirements of these laws, the impact on BA’s and real-life perspective on compliance by internationally recognized information security, privacy and compliance expert Rebecca Herold, “The Privacy Professor”(R). An insurance industry veteran, Rebecca has provided information security, privacy and compliance services to organizations in many industries throughout the world for over two decades.

Rebecca is also one of the creators of Compliance Helper, an online information security and privacy compliance platform designed by industry veterans who know how to combine computers and people to create secure and exceptional systems and solutions to help BA’s become and remain compliant.

The second guest speaker will be Steve Irons, Vice President of Sales for Zixcorp, the leader in email encryption services. Steve will address the issue of email encryption as a key element of a BA’s compliance initiatives. Under HITECH, encrypting ePHI provides BA’s with a “safe harbor” from breach notice requirements.

Steve will also discuss why ZixCorp’s “best method of delivery” platform already provides HIPAA compliant email solutions to healthplans insuring over 100 million Americans including Wellpoint, Coventry, Assurant and more than 30 Blues plans and how it can be put to work for BA’s of all sizes.

For more information on the Webinar and to register please click here: http://www.theindustryradar.com/Hitech/Webinar.cfm

The Industry Radar has partnered with ZixCorp and Compliance Helper to provide turnkey solutions to your organization that are cost effective, quick to implement and compliant.

We have also created a HITECH Survival Center with resources to help your organization get up to speed on HITECH and to address the myriad issues from the BA agreements from carriers to expert research and the latest news on HITECH and privacy issues.

About The Industry Radar
The Industry Radar, created by Employease founder and industry thought leader John Nail CLU, is the leading industry news aggregator whose newsletters and more than 500 industry specific newsfeeds reach over 100,000 industry professionals daily. The Industry Radar also provides business strategy, operations, technology and web 2.0/online marketing consulting services to benefits brokers, TPA’s, insurance carriers and HR vendors and operates the online marketing directory the Industry Radar Business Network.

About Compliance Helper
Compliance Helper is a DBA of Accreditation Helper LLC, which has been helping hundreds of healthcare organizations get accredited with The Joint Commission for years. They developed a cloud computing model and task centered methodology which is delivered over the Internet and supported by a personal Helper assigned to the client. With the help of Rebecca Herold and Associates, the model has been applied to the HIPAA HITECH privacy and security market. They help business associates get compliant, stay compliant, and prove compliance with the Compliance Meter™.

About Zix Corporation
Zix Corporation is the leader in email encryption services. ZixCorp offers the simplicity of Software as a Service with the convenience of customizable encryption policies. ZixCorp provides automated key management “in the cloud” for all its customers, resulting in a scalable, reliable, easy-to-use and simple-to-administer service. ZixDirectory is the largest email encryption directory in the world enabling seamless and secure communication among communities of interest. ZixDirectory connects over 19 million members and includes over 1,100 financial institutions, the FFIEC federal banking regulators, over 1,000 hospitals and over 30 Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations and 20 state banking regulators. For more information, visit http://www.zixcorp.com/.