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HCAF's Private Duty Lunch Chat - January 2020
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When: Friday, January 10, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET (login at 11:45 AM)
Where: Webinar
Presenter: Ricky Smith, Innovative Business Technologies
Contact: Julia Heath
(850) 222-8967

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HCAF's Private Duty Lunch Chat - January, 2020

Start the New Year Off Right with Compliant Data Security!

We're hosting the first of the 2020 webinar series on the second Friday of the month in order to allow everyone to settle back in after the holidays!  Join HCAF’s Private Duty Director Kristen Wheeler for an informative chat covering hot topics affecting the Private Duty home care industry. As part of your HCAF membership benefits, these monthly chats are offered free to our Private Duty members. Certified and Associate members are welcome to join us for just $15 each, and prospective members may register for just $25.


Our new reality; risks are on the rise. With data breaches in the last nine years affecting over 2,500 healthcare data breaches and more than 500 records.

Data breaches and resulting regulatory and legal action have escalated in healthcare with penalties reaching millions in 2019 so far. Learn about the common areas of vulnerability, the impact of data loss, key elements for protecting your organization, and ways to reduce risk.


  • Understand Common Areas of Vulnerability
  • Know the Importance of Risk Analysis as it relates to protecting sensitive data
  • Identify key components of a Business Continuity and Incident Response Plan
  • Discuss methods of how to Reduce Risks

Meet the Speaker

Ricky Smith is President of Innovative Business Technologies (IBT), a SOC 2®-compliant cloud service provider and managed information technology (IT) service organization that works primarily with health care providers.

Prior to IBT, Ricky spent over a decade with McKesson Information Solutions, a home care and hospice product group. As Director of Technical Services, he became passionate about IT's ability to facilitate patient care. In addition to over 20 years in health care IT, Ricky spent several years as a systems engineer and telecommunications technician in a high-profile financial and chemical engineering sector.

Ongoing research on technology trends, as it relates to health care providers, allows him to maintain expertise in data security, compliancy, business continuity, and risk analysis.


Private Duty and Combo Members: FREE
Certified and Associate Members: $15
Potential Members: $25

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