A huge applause from the NIST-OCR-HIPAA 2015 conference
September, 2015, Andrew Hicks, Managing Principal, Coalfire
It looked like the 8th annual conference may have garnered record-breaking attendance as I noticed hotel staff rushing to add skirted tables and chairs to the back of the room to accommodate a standing-room-only crowd. I guess that was to be expected given the star-studded line-up of presenters including HHS OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels, her brand new Deputy Director, Deven McGraw, and the OCR enforcer, Iliana Peters. We also heard from government officials at the FTC, the ONC, NIST’s NCCoE, and the HHS Preparedness and Response office. The audience responded to each session with a line of people trailing from the microphone set up for Q&A – and with excellent questions, too!