Cybersecurity & Healthcare: A Panel Discussion with Industry Thought Leaders

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Industry experts are coming together to discuss the cybersecurity threats and challenges that healthcare providers face on a daily basis. This webinar will feature our CEO, Mac McMillan, along with Matt Fisher, associate at Mirick O’Connell; Lee Barret, executive director of EHNAC; Mark Eggleston, VP, CISO and Privacy Officer of Health Partners Plans; and Iliana Peters, senior advisor for HIPAA compliance and enforcement at OCR. During this webinar, the group will discuss what the top priorities are for healthcare organizations, steps to take to prevent being hacked, how BYOD is a factor and what is currently being done to combat the internal threat of insider access and abuse. Each panelist will provide input based on their respective field. Click here to watch a video of the webinar.

MODERATOR

Matt Fisher, Esq.
is an associate with Mirick O’Connell. He is the chair of the firm’s Health Law Group and a member of the firm’s Business Group. Matt focuses his practice on health law and all areas of corporate transactions. Matt’s health law practice includes advising clients with regulatory, fraud, abuse, and compliance issues. His regulatory advice focuses on complying with requirements of HIPAA and the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, fraud and abuse regulations. He is chair of the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section’s Web and Technology Committee. Matt was named a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” by Bostonmagazine and Law & Politics in 2013 and 2014.

PANELISTS

Lee Barrett is executive director of EHNAC, a federally recognized, standards development organization designed to improve transactional quality, operational efficiency and data security in healthcare. He speaks nationally on a variety of e-Health/e-Commerce and industry topics and is involved in a number of industry coalitions promoting the use and implementation of both administrative and clinical transactions, including the development and proliferation of electronic health records (EHR) and “Meaningful Use” including the National Health Information Network (NIHN) and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs). Mr. Barrett continues to work on key e-Health industry initiatives that lay the foundation for health information technology – including support and implementation of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Act (HITECH).

Mark Eggleston, CISSP, GSEC, CHPS, is the VP and Chief Information Security Officer and Privacy Officer for Health Partners Plans.  Mark’s background includes the development of an internal compliance approach, complete with policies and tools, to ensure a geographically dispersed healthcare provider organization (across 19 states) were HIPAA compliant.  Serving as a consultant, program manager and project manager across the provider organization, he also researched, wrote and communicated corporate policies, procedures, guidelines and forms to meet federally mandated privacy and security requirements. More recently, he has applied his HIPAA expertise to a local health plan by developing a privacy and security compliance program, maintaining compliance with HIPAA’s privacy, security and standardized transaction regulations. Other successful endeavors have included the implementation of a quarterly vulnerability and penetration test and regular audits of role based access across disparate systems.

Mac McMillan, FHIMSS, CISM, is co-founder and CEO of CynergisTek, Inc., an authority in information security, privacy, audit and regulatory compliance in healthcare. He is the current Chair of the HIMSS Privacy & Security Policy Task Force. McMillan brings nearly 40 years of combined intelligence, security countermeasures and consulting experience from positions with both government and private sector positions and has worked in the healthcare industry since his retirement from the federal government in 2000. McMillan served as Director of Security for two separate Defense Agencies, and sat on numerous interagency intelligence and security countermeasures committees while serving in the U.S. government. He currently sits on several advisory boards, including CHIME, AEHIS, HIT Exchange and HealthTech Industry, as well as HCPro Editorial Advisory Board and HealthCare’s Most Wired™ Survey Advisory Board.

Iliana L. Peters, J.D., LL.M., is the Senior Advisor for HIPAA Compliance and Enforcement at the HHS Office for Civil Rights.  In this role, Ms. Peters is the national lead for OCR enforcement of the HIPAA Rules, and works closely with OCR’s ten regional offices to promote compliance with and enforcement of the HIPAA Rules.  Additionally, she supports many other OCR policy and outreach initiatives, including rulemakings, compliance initiatives with other federal agencies, and training, including of the State Attorneys General. Prior to joining the team in D.C., Ms. Peters worked as an investigator in Region VI in Dallas, Texas.  Ms. Peters received her Law Degree from Duke and her Masters of Law in Health Care Law from the University of Houston’s Health Law and Policy Institute.  Prior to joining OCR, she worked in private practice in Texas.

December 17th, 2015|

About the Author:

Kathryn Drake
Kathryn is Marketing Program Manager for CynergisTek, Inc.