Register For HIPAA/HITECH Act: OCR Speaks At NTHCPA 6/18 Meeting


Invites Members and Guests to Our Next Group Luncheon



Veniecy Nwigwe, JD, MSA

Senior Investigator, Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health and Human Services

Jamie Sorley, JD, MBA., CIPP/US

Investigator, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dallas Ft. Worth Hospital Council Offices

250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706

RSVP here by Noon on June 17, 2013

Register Early As Space Is Limited

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The North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professionals Association (NTHCPA) invites members and other interested health care compliance professionals to join us on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for our Study Group Luncheon featuring Veniecy Nwigwe, JD, MSA and Cecillia Velastegui from the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Civil Rights speaking on “HIPAA/HITECH Act: OCR Speaks.” Ms. Nwigwe and Ms. Velastegui will share key insights from OCR about OCR’s rules, audits, enforcement and other developments as well as tips for dealing with OCR on HIPAA concerns.

About The Presenters

This month’s program gives members and guests the opportunity to hear about HIPAA enforcement from regional investigators from the Dallas Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health & Human Services, Vaniecy Nwigwe and Jamie Sorley.

Ms. Nwigwe is a Senior Investigator at Region VI in Dallas, TX.  As a Senior Investigator, Mrs. Nwigwe supervises investigators in the resolution of HIPAA complaints, i.e. Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules.  Also, Mrs. Nwigwe coordinates outreach efforts with schools, hospitals, and private practices.

Prior to her work at OCR, Mrs. Nwigwe was a legal extern for U.S. Bankruptcy Court-Northern District of Texas.  Mrs. Nwigwe edited, wrote, and prepared opinions; researched novel bankruptcy issues; and attended hearings on core and non-core issues.  Also, Mrs. Nwigwe worked with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) at the Department of Labor.  At OFCCP, Mrs. Nwigwe audited Affirmative Action Plans for discriminatory employment or labor practices.

Mrs. Nwigwe received her law degree from SMU Dedman School of Law and her Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Jamie Sorley is an Investigator, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  She joined the HHS OCR in 2008.  As a member of the Region VI team, Ms. Sorley investigates cases involving civil rights discrimination and the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.  Ms. Sorley also serves as a lead Breach Notification Rule investigator.

Ms. Sorley is a graduate of the SMU Dedman School of Law and a recipient of the distinguished Order of the Barristers award.  Prior to law school, Ms. Sorley worked in health care administration.  Ms. Sorley is recognized as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (U.S.) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is a regular speaker on health information privacy.

Registration & Meeting Details

The meeting scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on June 18, 2013 at the offices of the Dallas Ft Worth Hospital Council, 250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706 will feature a complimentary luncheon underwritten for those who timely R.S.V.P. here underwritten by IBM. Networking and lunch service will begin at 11:30. Our program will begin at Noon.

There is no charge to participate in the meeting. However space is limited and available only on a first come, first serve basis. To ensure your spot and help us to arrange for adequate space and refreshments for this meeting, R.S.V.P. here as soon as possible and no later than 9 a.m. on June 17, 2013. Walk in guests will be accommodated on a space-available basis only.

Thanks to IBM for Sponsoring our Luncheon

The NTHCPA thanks IBM for its generous underwriting support for our June18, 2013 luncheon.

Healthcare leaders work with IBM to solve complex business challenges at times when they:

  • Require security and regulatory compliance tools and solutions
  • Are looking to solve complex business issues
  • Need to reduce capital and operating costs
  • Seek to drive out inefficiencies
  • Need business insights particularly as this business climate changes
  • Are looking for ways to improve the recruitment, acquisition and growth of the best talent
  • Seek to utilize and gain insights from the Big Data
  • Focus on improving the Patient Experience
  • Need to improve and automate workflows

For further information feel free to contact Kevin Briggs IBM Client Executive, Healthcare at 972-795-9721 or via email  Get more information  here.

About the NTHCPA

NTHCPA exists to champion ethical practice and compliance standards and to provide the necessary resources for ethics and compliance Professionals and others in North Texas who share these principles. The vision of NTHCPA is to be a pre-eminent compliance and ethics group promoting lasting success and integrity of organizations within North Texas.

Would you or someone you know like to join the NTHCPA, get notice of upcoming meetings or events and network on relevant professional developments with other health care professionals? Stay on top of information about upcoming meetings and share and dialogue with other NTHCPA members about health care compliance challenges and developments by participating in our meetings and events, joining our Linked In Group here and checking out the NTHCPA News here. To be added to our invitation list, we also encourage interested persons to make sure we have your current contact information by registering for the meeting or sending your current contact information including name, title, company, preferred mailing address, e-mail, and telephone number to Vice-President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer here.

Sponsorship and Other Involvement Opportunities

Would you like to show your support for the NTHCPA by sponsoring the luncheon or hosting a social hour? Want to help plan upcoming meetings? Suggest a speaker or topic? Help with the newsletter or website? Serve on the steering committee or get more involved in other ways? Get more information about membership or involvement with the NTHCPA? Send your inquiry by e-mail here.

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