Online Tech Hosting Webinar On Applying OCR Audit Standards to HIPAA Risk Assessments: Online Tech is hosting an educational Webinar on the new OCR Audit Protocols Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. Eastern time. The Webinar will discuss the appropriate application for a risk assessment against the standards and safeguards of the HIPAA Security Act. Sign up at this link. The Webinar will be presented by David Barton, a principal at UHY Advisors and April Sage, director of the health care industry for Online Tech. The HIPAA audit protocol was published in July of this year as the basis for the Office for Civil Rights audit program for healthcare providers, as mandated by the HITECH Act. It is expected that the OCR audit program will move to a fully enforced program in 2013. Online Tech is the leader in secure, compliant hosting services including private cloud hosting, managed cloud hosting, hybrid cloud hosting, managed dedicated servers, disaster recovery, offsite backup services, and Michigan colocation. Online Tech’s Midwest data centers assure mission critical applications are always available, comply with government & industry regulations, and continue operating after a disaster. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SAS 70, SSAE 16, SOC 2, and SOC 3 audits, Online Tech delivers the security, privacy, and availability expected from world class data center operators. For more information, call (877) 740-5028 or email

MCWT Sets Mid-Michigan Networking Event: The Michigan Council of Women in Technology is coming to Lansing on Dec. 6. Attendees will have a chance to share great food, meet Michigan Council of Women in Technology members and learn more about the benefits of joining MCWT. This event is  open to both men and women; please forward to colleagues and friends who may be interested. No registration fee. Cash bar. The event wil be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Troppo, 111 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. Register at this link. Email questions to The Michigan Council of Women in Technology strives to inspire and grow women in technology fields, with an aspirational vision to make Michigan the No. 1 state for women in technology. The organization supports Michigan’s female IT workforce, students, corporate partners, schools and the overall community with networking, learning, mentoring, and technology experiences for professionals and students. Its nonprofit Foundation provides programs and funds supporting the education and orientation of young women throughout school and fostering women in various stages of their professional lives.  Find more information at and connect via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and