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We invite you to attend CTEK Knowledge Share Series a three-hour, educational event focused on privacy, security, and compliance in healthcare on Wednesday, October 23rd in Jacksonville. During this interactive event, industry experts Patricia Bickel and John Nye will provide updates on the latest trends, and discuss practical guidance and best practices to help you improve your organization’s privacy and security. The two will offer their unique perspectives, drawing on Patricia’s past experience developing and implementing the healthcare compliance program at an academic medical center and John’s practice as an ethical hacker, as well as the events, practices, and approaches that we have seen from working with healthcare organizations of all sizes.

Benefits of Attending

The 2019 CTEK Knowledge Share Series has been approved by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) to award a total of 3 continuing education credits towards the Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) program.  CHIME Members may claim their CEUs for this event by entering them on the CHIME website at

This education activity has been submitted to the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® and is currently pending their review for approval of CCB CEUs.

Receive a certificate of attendance that can be used to apply for CEUs

Mingle with peers and have open dialogue with industry experts

Learn/refresh upon state-specific privacy laws and policies

Hear about the latest trends, challenges, and strategies for medical device security

Enjoy lunch on us!

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Topics Covered

Recent Regulatory and Enforcement Actions

Cybersecurity Threats and Trends Across the Healthcare Industry

Medical Device and IoT Device Security Best Practices

Why You Should Attend

  • In 2018, 58% of all healthcare breaches were initiated by insiders.
  • Ransomware leads all malicious code categories, responsible for 70% of breach attempt incidents.
  • Almost half of the patients said they would find a different provider if they were informed that their medical records were stolen.
  • New threats to healthcare security are an increasing concern to the industry and require proactive, not reactive, security measures.
  • Attendees have the opportunity to submit a certificate of completion and agenda for continuing education credits.

Who Should Attend

  • Privacy Officers & Analysts
  • Security Officers & Analysts
  • Biomedical and Clinical Engineers
  • Compliance Officers & Analysts
  • CIOs, CISOs & IT Directors
  • HIM Directors
  • Legal Professionals

Speaker Bio

Patricia Bickel Director, Privacy Services, Cynergistek
Patricia “Patsy” Bickel is our director of privacy services for CynergisTek. She has over 20 years of experience in implementing and leading health care compliance and HIPAA privacy compliance programs within academic healthcare. Her HIPAA experience includes developing, implementing and leading a HIPAA Privacy program at an academic medical center. She chaired the Privacy Committee comprised of faculty physicians and other key stakeholders. She collaborated with the CISO to develop and implement HIPAA Security policies and to implement user monitoring of systems/applications containing PHI. She collaborated with the research compliance and IRB offices, along with the university research faculty community, to develop and implement HIPAA Privacy policies for research. She is experienced as a liaison for academic researchers with the IRB and in monitoring/approving uses and disclosures of PHI for research purposes. Patsy developed and implemented the healthcare compliance program at an academic medical center, focusing on compliance for physician and other health care professional billing. She led the Billing Integrity Committee comprised of faculty physicians and legal counsel. She has served on compliance committees at the physician practice, college and university level. She has worked collaboratively with compliance professionals at hospital affiliates and academic medical centers around the country to identify best practices in meeting regulatory requirements. Prior to joining CynergisTek, Patsy held positions of Compliance and Privacy Officer, and Director of the Professional Integrity Program at the University of South Florida, USF Health. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and is Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC), Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) and Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC) by the Compliance Certification Board.
John NyeSenior Director, Cybersecurity Research and Communication, CynergisTek
John Nye has spent the majority of the last decade working in Information Security, half that time working exclusively as a professional penetration tester. Besides testing and improving security, John has a passion for educating and informing the public. He accomplishes this by presenting hacking demos regularly at industry conferences and groups as well as writing blog posts for CynergisTek and industry publications.

Nye’s specialties include Wireless, web, and system penetration testing, user education and public speaking, information assurance, security auditing, policy compliance and writing, and security research and analysis. Some of his industry certifications include CISSP, Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

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What Past Attendees are Saying

I appreciate an organization that is willing to share information for free. Those that have little to give keep what little they have close. However when you are willing to share for free, there is more to be had and they are truly at the top of their field.

P. Smith, BridgePoint Hospital Capitol Hill

“Thank you so much for the chance to attend this event. It was a great program, well presented and the appropriate length of time. I look forward to participating again in the future.”

C. Mirza, Supervisor, Clinical Research

Read more about the positive feedback we received from our workshops in 2018.


October 23, 2019
10:30 am - 1:30 pm EDT
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University of Phoenix – Jacksonville
4500 Salisbury Road North
Jacksonville, FL 32216 United States
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