Wednesday, December 21, 2011


HIPAA What Does it All Mean??

I just received another conference notice.  This time, it’s about HIPAA, it will be held in Washington DC for the small registration fee of $1,195.00. But, if you are late paying, the cost goes up to a measly $1,795.00.   This 3-day conference will cover breakouts, keynote speakers and probably everything and even more than you ever wanted to know about patient privacy. 
Do I sound sarcastic?  Maybe just a bit?  What about us patients who walk into a doctor’s office or a hospital setting and sign that we received the HIPAA policy (and have no clue what it says).  Or, we are told “no” for any number of things like we want to find out about a patient, want to accompany a patient to a doctor’s office or are trying to help a patient / friend get information.  We get “HIPAA, HIPAA, HIPAA” (said in the whiny Jan Brady voice).
I wouldn’t pay $1,000.00 to go to Washington to learn about HIPAA nor would I pay $100.00 and now YOU don’t have to either!
Greg Radinsky, vice president and chief corporate compliance officer North Shore-LIJ Health System,
On February 1, 2011 NorthShore LIJ Health System is lending out their Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer Greg Radinsky to help us, the general public understand HIPAA Everything You Want to Know About Patient Privacy but Are Afraid to Ask"  and it will be FREE to all who want to attend. 
We just ask that you bring your business cards and take notes. 
You may never get another chance like this again!

When:  February 1, 2012
Time: 1:00 – 3;00 PM
228 South Ocean Ave. Freeport NY

Who should attend:  Anyone who advocates for patient’s, is a patient or may be a patient and wants to learn about HIPAA in terms you can understand.

RSVP to PULSE (516) 579-4711 or

See a list of upcoming free educational programs here.

This program is sponsored by the PULSE of NY Patient Safety Advisory Council

About PULSE:

PULSE is dedicated to raising awareness about patient safety and reducing medical errors through advocacy, education, and support. We work to empower the public to make informed decisions, increase effective communication and respect between healthcare providers and the public, and create community partnerships that will foster and ultimately lead to safer healthcare environments.

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