Oakland County’s Medical Main Street Sets Inno-Vention 2013 Conference: Oakland County’s Medical Main Street economic development program will host its Inno-Vention 2013 conference Nov. 6-8 at the Troy Marriott. Inno-Vention 2013 will focus on how information technology is fueling changes in health care and its impact on the next generation of medical devices. The conference, with the Medical Main Street Network, builds valuable relationships and productive collaborations in the Southeast Michigan region and globally. Inno-Vention 2012, the inaugural Medical Main Street conference, was attended by more than 400 health professionals, clinicians, investors and suppliers. A global audience of more than 1,000 people viewed the conference live stream on Detroit Public Television while another 57,000 people were reached through social media in the United States and internationally in Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Norway, Germany, Panama and Canada. Oakland County created Medical Main Street in 2008 in cooperation with the area’s leaders in health care, research and development, education and industry. The board includes Beaumont Health System, Beckman Coulter Molecular Diagnostics, Crittenton Hospital, Ferndale Laboratories, Henry Ford Health Systems, Housey Pharmaceuticals, McLaren Health Care, MichBio, State Rep. Gail Haines (R-Waterford Township), Oakland Community College, Oakland University, Oxus Inc., Rockwell Medical Technologies, St. John Providence Health System and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. More at www.MedicalMainStreet.org.
Detroit Chamber Sets Health Care Leaders Forum: Join the Detroit Regional Chamber for the 2013 Health Care Leaders Forum on Thursday, March 21 as some of the nation’s top health care thought leaders examine the current direction of reform and the fast pace of transformation that lies ahead. Speakers will highlight the rapidly changing landscape, its effect on employers, and the obstacles and straightways that lie ahead. During the discussions, participants will also focus on controlling costs, improving quality, driving real value, and the effect of healthier workers on our region’s economic competitiveness. Learn more and register now for this can’t-miss event. The 2013 Health Care Leaders Forum will be held Thursday, March 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch, 1600 E. Warren Road in Detroit. The cost is $99 for chamber members and $149 for others. Price includes the cost of the symposium, breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Register at this link. To learn more, contact Beverly Maddox at (313) 596-0343.
Online Tech Hosts Webinar on Final HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules: Online Tech is hosting an educational webinar on the new final HIPAA omnibus rule, “No More Excuses: HHS Releases Tough Final HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules” Thursday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. Eastern time. The Webinar will discuss how the latest HIPAA modifications affect the healthcare industry and healthcare vendors. Dickinson Wright’s Brian Balow will lead the No More Excuses Webinar with April Sage, Director of Healthcare Vertical for Online Tech. On Jan. 17, the Department of Health and Human Services released its long-anticipated modifications to the Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules under HIPAA/HITECH. These modifications leave no doubt that covered entities, business associates, and their subcontractors must understand the application of these Rules to their operations, and must take steps to ensure compliance with these Rules in order to avoid liability. More at www.onlinetech.com.