EHNAC to Host Webinar for Financial Institutions on PHI June 27

Webinar to feature panel discussion on identifying risk and exposure to PHI disclosures

FARMINGTON, Conn. – May 31, 2012 – The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body, today announced a free webinar that will discuss the importance of safeguarding PHI and how financial organizations can mitigate the risk of PHI disclosure. The webinar, “Dispelling the Myth that Healthcare Regulatory Compliance is Inherently Addressed within Existing Controls,” will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

Host Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC, will be joined by a panel of financial services and legal professionals from the healthcare industry with HIPAA, ARRA/HITECH and PHI expertise. This panel includes:

  • Alberto Casas, vice president, CitiBank
  • John Casillas, senior vice president, HIMSS Medical Banking Project
  • Priscilla Holland, Senior Director, Healthcare Payments, NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association
  • Sharon Klein, Esq., Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Vince Marzula, senior vice president, Mellon Bank

The industry-expert panel will highlight the latest legislative regulations of HIPAA, ARRA, HITECH and other financial institution compliance mandates, as well as the potential ramifications of unlawful PHI disclosures. In addition, panelists will discuss clarifications on requirements for business associates and covered entities and help define an organization’s risk tolerance. An open forum will follow the panel discussion to enable attendees to submit questions specific to their own organizations.

“The management of protected health information and regulatory compliance is an issue that is rooted in the healthcare industry, but particularly important for financial institutions involved in PHI transactions and disclosures,” said Barrett. “Many of the larger financial institutions are generally aware of the necessary processes they should undergo, but we also look forward to educating the community banks on steps they should be taking to mitigate risk and build trust within their local communities.”

Those interested in attending may register for the webinar here or visit for more information.


The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include electronic health networks, payers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, medical billers, outsourced services and e-prescribing solution providers.

EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit or contact