What Does HIPAA Mean for the DBA?

Kevin Kline

Published On: August 9, 2017

Categories: #entrylevel, Best Practices, Community 0

Get Up to Speed on HIPAA Regulation and Compliance Tips from a Healthcare Legal Specialist

Despite the fact that I've worked on database technologies since the 1980's, I have only a passing familiarity with medical IT and data, one of the areas in which the impact of information technology holds the greatest promise to improve the human condition. We've seen dramatic change in medical IT and health-related data over the span of those few decades between the 1980's and today. In fact, the regulatory and compliance landscape for IT professionals is more complex than ever and includes many laws, including HIPAA. If you work in or around healthcare - where regulations are wide ranging and constantly evolving - compliance is even more challenging.

To help get a better understanding of this important issue, join me on Thursday, August 17th 3:00 PM EDT for a session with Jill Girardeau, healthcare regulatory compliance specialist of the law firm Womble Carlyle, for a deeper look at the compliance and regulatory issues of the modern healthcare IT system. It's a great session for any medical IT professionals or those IT professionals who would like to start a career in healthcare.


But is the machine HIPAA compliant???


This webinar will cover: 

  • Common gaps between the current state of the industry and legal expectations for full compliance
  • Issues specific to Developers and DBAs as business associates of Patient Health Information systems
  • Regulations that effect healthcare IT pros, such as HITECH, the Stark Law, and state laws
  • Potential ramifications for healthcare IT organizations that outsource compliance-significant processes and data to teams overseas

Register today HERE!

I hope to see you there! If you have any specific questions you'd like to see addressed during the webinar, please send them in advanced. Cheers,


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Kevin (@kekline) serves as Principal Program Manager at SentryOne. He is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of popular IT books like SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin is a renowned database expert, software industry veteran, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, and long-time blogger at SentryOne. As a noted leader in the SQL Server community, Kevin blogs about Microsoft Data Platform features and best practices, SQL Server trends, and professional development for data professionals.