Baker College of Jackson hosts career, community open house: Baker College of Jackson will host a career and community open house from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at 2800 Springport Road, Jackson. The open house is free to the public. Attendees will learn about Baker College educational and career-training programs and will be able to tour Baker’s campus, including all of its labs. The Jackson campus has nearly doubled in size since 2004 and has added many classrooms, labs, and other specialized facilities. Careers in the following growing fields will be highlighted: health sciences, computer information systems, business administration, technology, education and human service. This family event will also include giveaways and hands-on activities for children, and Baker staff members will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers for attendees. Lab demonstrations include 3D printing in the SolidWorks lab, free massages in the therapeutic massage lab, and animal surgeries at the veterinary technician lab. Among other labs offering demonstrations are those for the programs of medical assistant, computer programing, CAD and design technology, radiation therapy, surgical technology, medical insurance specialist and health information technology. A crime scene will be set up for the criminal justice program, a fire truck will be on site for the fire science program (pending a run that day), and Baker College’s cyber defense team will present a demonstration for the cyber defense program. Other resource areas that will be open include the library, Learning Center and the offices of career services, financial aid and admissions. For more information about the open house at Baker College of Jackson, contact the admissions department at (517) 788-7800 or The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College serves more than 40,000 students on 12 campuses and in three satellite locations. Baker grants certificates and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, health sciences, education and human services, and various technical fields, as well as a doctorate of business administration. More at

Online Tech Hosts Webinar on HIPAA Security and Privacy Concerns with Patient Portals: Online Tech is hosting an educational webinar, “Security and Privacy Concerns with Patient Portals,” Tuesday, April 16 at 2 p.m. Eastern time. Patients as consumers are demanding better and quicker access to their health information, while federal healthcare laws require healthcare professionals to allow patient access to their individual records. The Webinar will discuss how to handle HIPAA security and privacy concerns while using patient portals. While electronic portals are lauded for their ability to afford patients easy and fast access to their health records, the creation and use of these portals raise legal and regulatory concerns that fall outside of the typical covered entity/business associate/privacy and data security construct under HIPAA. Join us for an informative discussion of these issues, and some recommendations on how to minimize risk while successfully deploying an electronic patient portal. More at