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Vision 2025 Event - A Recap

Healthcare providers and other covered entities  must report breaches of unsecured protected health information (“PHI”) to the Secretary of Health and Human Services in accordance with the Breach Notification Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”).  Each breach involving more than 500 individuals is investigated by the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) to assess the root cause of the breach and address any instances of HIPAA noncompliance within the covered entity.  

The 2016 Western Pennsylvania Healthcare Summit, or PAHS, will feature a series of industry-leading keynote speakers including David Holmberg, President and CEO of Highmark and Dr.

Join the Western Pennsylvania HIMSS Chapter

Thursday, September 8

At the  Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

2425 Sidney Street (near Southside Works)

For a half day of networking and discussion about the role Information Technology will be playing in the future of healthcare.

Registration begins at 12:00 PM

The day will end at 6:00 PM

Non-members: $50

Members: $40

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Andrew Watson and an overview of the Center for Connected Medicine on Wednesday, July 20th from 5:30-8:30pm.  Please remember to register here.  A free Fitbit will be given away during the event to one lucky attendee. 

Kristin Biedinger

A jury recently awarded Epic Systems Corporation (“Epic”), a medical software company, $940 million in damages in a case against Tata Consultancy Services Limited (“Tata”) involving theft of Epic’s trade secrets and confidential information. 

Tata, a consulting company and owner of Med Mantra, a hospital management system that competes with Epic, was hired as a consultant by Kaiser Permanete to aid in the implementation of Epic’s software.    

Western PA HIMSS is still seeking Board of Directors Members for the upcoming 2016-2017 year!

Are you or someone you know interested in leading WPHIMSS by:

Please join us on Wednesday, June 22 for the rescheduled HIMSS16 recap with Wellcentive!  Be sure to register for this event here:



Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (in the Southside)

2425 Sidney St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15203



5:30pm: Doors open

6-6:30pm: HIMSS16 recap by the WPHIMSS Board and student attendees

6:30-7:30pm: Wellcentive Population Health presentation

7:30-8:30pm: Networking