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MAXIMUS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to Host Roundtable on Protecting Health Information

03/08/2012

- Public Event to Focus on Securing and Protecting Health Information on Mobile Devices -

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MAXIMUS (NYSE:MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that it will assist the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in hosting a public Mobile Devices Roundtable. The event will bring together public, industry and subject matter experts to discuss real world provider usages of mobile devices and real world good practices for protecting health information when using mobile devices. The half-day public event will take place on Friday, March 16, 2012 in Washington, D.C. and will also be available via webcast.

The Roundtable discussion will help inform the development of an effective and practical way to bring awareness and understanding to individuals in the clinical sector. One of the key goals of the Federal Health Information Technology Strategic Plan is to inspire confidence and trust in health IT and electronic health information exchanges by protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of health information. ONC’s Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, along with the HHS Office for Civil Rights, recently launched a privacy and security mobile device project supported by MAXIMUS Federal Services. The project builds on the existing HHS HIPAA Security Rule - Remote Use Guidance and is designed to identify privacy and security good practices for health care providers, professionals and other entities that use health information on mobile devices.

“The Mobile Devices Roundtable is one of the ways HHS is helping to create conditions for health information to flow securely,” stated Joy Pritts, Chief Privacy Officer for ONC. “This initiative demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that privacy and security keeps pace with mobile health technology.”

“We are pleased to help ONC present this important Roundtable event,” commented Tom Romeo, President of MAXIMUS Federal Services. “Mobile devices are a primary means of communication and information for many Americans, so it’s important to ensure that their health information is safe and secure.”

The Roundtable will take place at HHS Headquarters, in the Great Hall of the Hubert H. Humphrey Building at 200 Independence Avenue in Washington, D.C. from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT. For additional details regarding the event, including agenda and registration information, or to file a public comment, visit www.healthit.gov/mobiledevicesroundtable.

About MAXIMUS

MAXIMUS is a leading health and human services administrator for governments in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. The Company delivers administrative solutions to improve the cost effectiveness, efficiency and quality of government-sponsored benefit programs, such as Medicaid, Medicare, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Health Insurance BC (British Columbia), as well as welfare-to-work and child support enforcement programs across the globe. The Company's primary customer base includes federal, provincial, state, county and municipal governments. Operating under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, MAXIMUS has more than 7,000 employees located in more than 220 offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.maximus.com.

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