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The annual HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition is fast approaching. From February 11 to 15, Orlando, will be the home for over 45,000 professionals from 90 international locations. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in educational sessions, learn about healthcare innovations, and much more. CynergisTek’s industry thought leaders Clyde Hewitt, David Holtzman, and David Finn will also be attending and hosting educational sessions throughout the week.
How to Close Biomedical HIPAA Compliance and Security Gaps
Medical devices are making a much bigger name for themselves within the healthcare industry than ever before. Hospitals have a plethora of biomedical devices connected to the network, and each device carries its own security and compliance concerns. Healthcare executives need a quick way to evaluate the effectiveness of their biomedical device security and compliance program. Fortunately, some of the highest risk areas can be identified with a few simple questions. Clyde Hewitt, Executive Advisor of CynergisTek, along with Tracey Hughes, Associate Chief Operating Officer of Duke University Health System – Duke Health Technology Solutions, will discuss the steps to answer these questions and will go further into how to close the biomedical HIPAA compliance and security gap.
Assessing When a Vendor’s Security Incident Is a Breach
David Holtzman, Executive Advisor of CynergisTek, and Shari Lewison, CISO of the University of Iowa, will present a session and provide valuable insights for privacy, compliance, and information security professionals who advise healthcare organizations regarding the myriad of issues presented when a third-party vendor suffers a security incident involving sensitive consumer data. They will also recommend ways of looking beneath the surface of a vendor security incident report and the right questions to ask, all while understanding and complying to HIPAA requirements.
Building Business Narratives to Sell Security to the Board
Awareness of the cybersecurity threat landscape and addressing security gaps is vital in any organization, but if senior-level management does not understand its severity, it can be difficult to implement change and new solutions. High-profile cyber threats such as the WannaCry and NotPetya malware attacks have exposed persistent vulnerabilities resulting from inadequate cybersecurity investments across the healthcare industry. With a constantly evolving threat landscape, it is imperative that healthcare organizations continue to invest in strong cybersecurity programs to adequately assess risks and quickly respond to incidents. David Finn, EVP, Strategic Innovation of CynergisTek and Theresa Meadows, CIO of Cook Children’s Health Care System, will elaborate more on these topics and how to sell security to the board.
Why Attend HIMSS19?
If the topics mentioned above weren’t convincing enough, this is the place to connect with top individuals who are leading the ever-changing world of healthcare and cybersecurity. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the cutting-edge solutions that could make a significant impact within your organization. The event also provides the opportunity to learn about the future of artificial intelligence, blockchain, IoT, virtual reality, biometrics, and much more from the leaders themselves.
Stop by booth 4009 during HIMSS19 to meet with CynergisTek’s thought leaders and learn about how CynergisTek is helping healthcare organizations address these trending issues.