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New HIPAA Rules

Thursday, April 29, 2010 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM - Danbury, CT

Corporate Health Care is pleased to bring this free seminar to you! Do you have a comfortable understanding of how HIPAA affects your company and its employees? If you are not sure, or if you think that you are, but have questions, please RSVP to attend this seminar along with any other employees who may benefit.

Seminar Topics

  • What is HIPAA?
  • Does HIPAA apply to your company and how?
  • Why is understanding HIPAA rules and regulations important to an employer?
  • What systems should be in place to address HIPAA?
  • What resources do companies have to find out more about HIPAA?
  • What information is covered by HIPAA and what health information can an employer receive on an employee and how?
  • What are ramifications if HIPAA rules are not followed?
  • What business instruments are impacted by HIPAA?


Michelle Wilcox DeBarge, Esq.
Partner at Wiggin and Dana - Health Care Department

Wilcox DeBarge chairs the Research Regulation and Compliance Practice Group, and the Health Information Technology and HIPAA Practice Groups. She is also a member of the firm's Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Group. Michelle advises health care providers, health care and research organizations, and research sponsors on a broad range of regulatory matters, including health care licensure and operations, research regulation and compliance, HIPAA/HITECH, fraud and abuse, Medicare and Medicaid compliance, and patient care matters. Michelle lectures frequently on both the state and national level. She is a co-author of the "HIPAA Handbook: Implementing the Federal Privacy Rule in a Long-Term Care Setting," published by The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging and is the author of "HIVinfected Physicians: The Duty to Disclose Under the Informed Consent Doctrine," published in the University of Connecticut Law Review.. Michelle serves on the University of Connecticut Health Center Institutional Review Board and is a member of the Applied Research Ethics National Association and the American Health Lawyers Association. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Health Lawyers Association. Michelle is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the category of best health care lawyers. Michelle received her J.D. magna cum laude in 1993 from the University of Connecticut School of Law where she was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Connecticut Law Review. She received a B.A. from Williams College in 1987 and studied abroad at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England from 1985- 1986.

J. Michael Eisner, Esq.
General Counsel of the Danbury Hospital and of Danbury Health Systems, Inc.

Eisner is a partner in the firm of Eisner & Lugli, LLC. Prior to founding Eisner & Lugli, he was a partner in the firm of Wiggin and Dana, and formerly chair of its health care department. He specializes in counseling on regulatory matters (including HIPAA, certificate of need, EMTALA, Licensure, and drug and medical device issues), health care operations (including risk management, peer review, tax exemption, law enforcement, legislative, and corporate contracting), and medical staff issues (including bylaws, rules and regulations and policies).

Eisner is a past chairman of the Connecticut Bar Association Administrative Law Section and a co-founder and past president of the Connecticut Health Lawyers Association. For a number of years, he has served as legislative liaison for the CBA Administrative Law Section. He was a co-author of the Aspen Hospital Contracts Manual, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Credentialing & Peer Review, Legal Insider, providing advice on Medical Staff issues. Eisner is a member of the Ethics Committee of The Danbury Hospital. When at Wiggin and Dana, he served for many years as a Member of the Bylaws Committee of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Medical Staff, and on the Board of Directors of the Yale Psychiatric Institute (until it was acquired by Yale-New Haven Hospital).

He received an A.B. summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University; an M.A. from the University of Illinois; a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin; and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was a Member of the Yale Law Journal. He has frequently been listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" since it began listing health lawyers approximately 15 years ago. He presently is listed in the forthcoming edition of “New England Super Lawyers,” and the 2010 Edition of Best Lawyers in New York. He has been married to the same woman since 1966, and has two children, one daughter-in-law and a standard Schnauzer puppy named Gracie Mae.

Brenda L. Plaag, MS, RHIA, CISSP
Chief Information Protection Officer

Brenda Plaag serves as the Chief Information Protection Officer for Danbury Health Systems (DHS). Located in Danbury, Connecticut, DHS consists of a 371-bed acute care hospital, home health agency, hospice, retail pharmacy and an occupational health services corporation. DHS also provides emergency medical management services for a local ambulance company and sponsors a self-insured health plan. In addition to coordinating the organization’s Privacy and Security programs and overseeing ongoing compliance, Brenda manages the disaster recovery program and supervises remediation of potential information technology-related compliance issues. Brenda has served Danbury Health Systems for 15 years not only in this role, but also as the former Director of Health Information Management Services. Brenda is a member of the American Health Information Management Association, Connecticut Health Information Management Association, Information Systems Security Association, and the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium.

Event Details


Registration begins at 8:30AM
Seminar from 9:00AM to 10:30AM


John C. Creasy Auditorium
Danbury Hospital
5th Floor, Stroock Tower
24 Hospital Avenue
Danbury, CT

RSVP Information

Barbara Coles
Corporate Health Care
79 Sand Pit Road, Suite 302
Danbury, CT 06810

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