2019 LeadingAge Minnesota Institute & Expo

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Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Blvd
St Paul, MN
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This year’s LeadingAge Minnesota Institute and Expo answers the question, What if…. Join thousands of older adult service providers for this three-day educational event. Meet the Baker Tilly Senior Living team at Booth 304 for your chance to win. Join us on Thursday for our two sessions on Cybersecurity and HIPAA Risk assessment adherence.

Cybersecurity Compliance and Maturity for Healthcare

Thursday, February 7
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Healthcare providers are increasingly targeted by cyber security attacks, and patient data commands more than credit card accounts on the black market and dark web.  This session will provide attendees with information on national surveys on healthcare security readiness and ransomware attacks in healthcare organizations across the U.S. and their impact. 

We will share a maturity assessment matrix attendees can take back to their organizations.  Further, the session will discuss and contrast the various security maturity assessment approaches and toolsets used by healthcare organizations to assess both security compliance and maturity.


  • Janice Ahlstrom, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, CCSFP, RN, BSN, Director
  • Kenneth Zoline, CISSP, Manager

Effective HIPAA Conformance and Coverage

Thursday, February 7
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

HIPAA and healthcare technology have changed significantly over the past twenty years. Covered entities and their business associates face an ever-evolving risk environment in which they must protect electronic protected health information (ePHI). Although healthcare security budgets may increase this year, the cost of implementing and operating adequate security controls to protect an entity’s ePHI far exceeds what is often budgeted. As a result, some ePHI may be under-protected and left vulnerable to data breach. A long-term, consistent and cost-conscious approach to HIPAA compliance is needed.

HIPAA’s role and importance continues to rise with the value of the data it was created to protect. Healthcare providers are increasingly targeted by cybersecurity attacks, and patient data now commands more than credit card accounts on the black market and dark web. 

Risk analysis is a required HIPAA implementation specification. Today, we find a range of compliance issues and tools used to conduct risk analysis when providing services. Often, HIPAA risk assessment reports do not meet the guidance defined by OCR or support complete review of the security rule controls. This presentation will discuss the security rule and OCR requirements of a HIPAA risk assessment and review two industry tools recommended by the OCR. 


  • Janice Ahlstrom, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, CCSFP, RN, BSN, Director

Baker Tilly is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of LeadingAge Minnesota.