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February 12th Meeting ~ HIPAA Part 2: Audit Preparation

Our February Technology Wizards meeting will be this Wednesday, February 12th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district).

Our own Rusty Lee, will be presenting on a topic that we have been waiting for and all need to hear:

HIPAA for IT Consultants “What You Need To Know – Part 2”

First we’ll get a quick refresher and then focus on preparing and performing audits.  There are two kinds of audits:

1) Internal Compliance Audits:  Do the job right and you won’t have to worry about the second audit type.

2) Government or Legal Audits

There was so much to cover last August, that we felt we needed to have a second session to tap into some of the additional content.

With the many requirements and regulations of HIPAA, it feels impossible to know what our responsibilities are as IT Consultants and Service Providers.  Rusty has attended a course on this subject to prepare his own business and will be sharing vital information for our businesses that we all need to be aware of as to how we engage and serve our medical clients.

A bit about our engaging presenter:

Rusty Lee, Owner,

Rusty Lee has been providing computer support to Small Business Clients for over ten years. He lives in Battle Ground, Washington. His focus is on prevention, security and reliability. He’s a Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist.

Lunch will be provided for the first few minutes of the meeting, so get there early!

PARKING: Please park in the lot between NW 15th & NW 16th, NW Kearney and NW Lovejoy with the entrance on Kearney Street.  There is a fee to park this time as the presenter is not from Microsoft.  Also, if there is an attendant there, tell him/her you are a Microsoft meeting attendee.  The lot is located underneath I-405.  Plan to arrive early to find parking.

Looking forward to your attendance and participation.

Ken Shafer

Technology Wizards

Reminder: Technology Wizards meetings are intended for current Technology Wizards members or potential members.  Potential members must be owners or employees of a an IT services business whose main purpose is to support small business using Microsoft products and services in some capacity.

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February 15th Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Hands On Lab

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