More than 120 attendees turn out for “HIPAA Enforcement”


More than 120 attendees turned out for the DFW Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) educational “Hot Topic” meeting “HIPAA Enforcement” yesterday morning in the main auditorium at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas.

Vaniecy Nwigwe, JD, MSA, a Deputy Regional Manager, and Valerie Montoya, MSCJ, an Equal Opportunity Specialist Investigator of the Office of Civil Rights served as guest speakers and received the highest approval ratings of the year from attendees.

“These educational events are a service we attempt to provide for our hospital membership,” said W. Stephen Love, president/CEO of DFWHC. “Vaniecy Nwigwe and Valerie Montoya did a terrific job and provided us with a great presentation. I am still receiving compliments on the information they provided us during this session.”

Highlights of the presentation included a discussion on the recent flurry of HIPAA activity, shared best practices, practical advice for handling issues related to HIPAA and requests for protected health information.

Valerie Montoya

Vaniecy Nwigwe