Cybersecurity

CIOs Conquering Cybersecurity Challenges

Cybersecurity is at the top of the agenda for healthcare leaders, and CIOs are ready to combat ongoing threats to their hospitals and health systems. In 2016 alone, a study from IBM and Ponemon Institute found that breaches in the U.S. healthcare field cost $6.2 billion each year and approximately 90% of hospitals have reported a breach in the past two years. These statistics cannot be ignored, and in order for CIOs to confidently ensure their patients that medical records in their system are secure, they must get the C-Suite involved and prepare their teams to take proactive measures to prevent potential cyber attacks.

From June 4th – 6th 2017, CIOs from leading hospitals and health systems will come together to attend the Healthcare IT Institute at the Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, Hilton Head Island, SC to strategize on how best to tackle top healthcare IT challenges. A few of the CIOs in attendance - Bipin Karunakaran, VP Enterprise Data Management at Geisinger Health System; Tom Stafford, VP & CIO at Halifax Health, and Terrence Ziemniak, CISO at Carolinas Healthcare System – will be leading a lively and interactive discussion on top strategies, tips and tactics to effectively meet the cybersecurity challenge.

During their session they will encourage their CIO peers to share their insights and experiences whilst exploring topics such as predicting and preventing cyber breaches, maintaining resources to secure patient-generated data, creating an analytics and disaster recovery plan, ensuring compliance with regulations across departments, training staff to be vigilant regarding internet browsing and communicating cyber threats to the CEO. Secure your seat to join the conversation. 

Let's Talk About Telehealth

The rise of telehealth represents one of the biggest shifts in healthcare delivery over the last decade, and offering meaningful telehealth services will be critical to the future success of hospitals and health systems. Advancements in telehealth have given providers the opportunity to deliver care more efficiently, changing the way patients and providers interact with each other. From the patients’ perspective, they have information readily available and can engage with their provider digitally, reducing the rates of hospital admissions and re-admissions.

In just a few years, the global telehealth market is expected to reach $36.2 billion, up from $14.3 billion in 2014. In fact, 90% of healthcare executives report that their organizations have already begun developing or implementing a telehealth program, while 84% felt that the development of telehealth services is either very important (52%) or important (32%) to their organizations (2014 Foley & Lardner Telemedicine Survey Executive Summary). This year’s Healthcare IT Institute will feature interactive roundtable sessions that highlight some of the innovations and new frontiers that the industry is focusing on. 

Brian Wayling, AVP, TeleHealth Services at Intermountain Healthcare will be engaging CIOs in an interactive roundtable conversation on how to strategically engage an organization around Telehealth and implement a sustainable telehealth program. The CIOs will explore revenue vs cost, change management, cybersecurity, and compliance challenges.

The other roundtables at the Healthcare IT Institute will be led by:

David Chou, VP & Chief Information & Digital Officer of Children’s Mercy Hospital will focus on the impacts, benefits and risks of IoT in Healthcare. He, along with the CIOs in attendance will be sharing their experiences on how IoT is changing the way people live and stay healthy; how this new technology can predict future healthcare trends, how to analyze data, how to select the right tools for maximum insight, and how to manage cybersecurity.

Neil Gomes, Chief Digital Officer & SVP, Technology Innovation & Consumer Experience at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health will be fostering innovative dialogue on how hospitals can start planning for a consumer-focused, digitally enabled healthcare future. During his roundtable, CIOs will discuss the role of the Chief Digital Officer, and how this new role can work with the CIO, CMO, COO and CFO to design and develop value-focused, consumer-driven, digital strategies and solutions that enhance patient access, interaction and engagement. 

The Healthcare IT Institute is taking place June 4th – 6th 2017 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, Hilton Head Island, SC. With the meeting approaching soon, reserve your spot to attend the program and join the innovation discussions with David Chou, Neil Gomes, Brian Wayling, and your executive CIO peers who have already confirmed their position. 

 

Congratulations!

IPMI would like to congratulate Tom Stafford, VP & CIO of Halifax Health, on receiving a 2017 Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leader Award!

This prestigious award is given to the top 100 leaders in technology and business; these individuals have been recognized for their innovative solutions and unprecedented technology leadership that have led to groundbreaking improvements in their businesses.

We are so honored to have Tom Stafford speaking at the upcoming Healthcare IT Institute, taking place June 4th – 6th 2017 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. He will be sharing top strategies, tips and tactics on effectively meeting CyberSecurity challenges. In his session he will explore topics such as:

  • Maintaining resources and prioritizing risk to optimize and secure medical records, patient-generated data, mobile
  • Framing and communicating Cyber Threats to the CEO and Board
  • Exploring technology innovations which combat continued threats without breaking the budget
  • Examining the best ways to establish security, scrutiny and authentication
  • Walking the C-suite through a breach

The Healthcare IT Institute brings together CIOs from hospitals and health systems across the U.S., including David Chou, VP & Chief Information & Digital Officer, Children’s Mercy Hospital; Dr. Eric Hartz, SVP & Chief Health Informatics Officer, Trinity Health; Mary Alice Annecharico, SVP & CIO, Henry Ford Health System; and Dr. Edmund Jackson, Chief Data Scientist, Clinical Services Group, HCA – Hospital Corporation of America. Throughout the 2 ½ days, the CIOs will take part in insightful speaker sessions, innovative roundtable discussions, intimate business meetings and unparalleled networking opportunities to collaborate on topics such as improving the patient experience, leveraging technology to enhance the quality of care, driving IT employee engagement and enabling Population Health Management.

Are you ready to challenge your thinking, inspire creativity on your team and equip your organization with new tools? Please contact npanwar@ipmionline.com to see Tom Stafford speak and secure your spot at the Institute.