HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Debut The Privacy and Security Forum in December

HIMSS and Healthcare IT News, the industry’s leading news source for health IT, have partnered to present The Privacy & Security Forum. The event will bring together CIOs and IT executives for a day-and-a- half of collaboration, networking and presentations by leading health IT professionals, industry thought leaders and key government officials.

The forum will be held December 12-13 at The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston.

“CIOs and IT executives at hospitals, physician practices, integrated delivery networks and other healthcare facilities face a wide range of security issues and challenges on a daily basis,” said Jack Beaudoin, managing director of MedTech Media, publisher of Healthcare IT News. “Attendees will leave The Privacy and Security Forum better able to develop and implement privacy and security initiatives at their facilities, a critical component to the continued success of the healthcare industry nationwide.”

Confirmed speakers for the forum include: John Halamka, MD, chief information officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School; Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services; Tim Zoph, senior vice president, administration, and CIO of Northwestern Memorial Healthcare; Darren Lacey, chief information security officer and director of IT compliance at Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine; Jennings Aske, chief information security officer of Partners Healthcare; and Lisa Gallagher, HIMSS’ senior director, privacy and security.

The Privacy & Security Forum will address data breaches, HIPAA compliance, mobile device security and other important issues by providing a collaborative environment where attendees and speakers can interact, network and learn from one another.

Session topics include:

  • HIMSS Annual Security Survey results
  • The Healthcare IT News Interviews: Editors talk with industry experts on HITECH and HIPAA
  • Best practices for securing mobile devices: Healthcare executives discuss their policies and procedures
  • Into the breach: Identifying risks and reducing exposure
  • Cloud computing: Maximizing the benefits, minimizing the risks
  • Health information exchanges: Privacy policies and technical challenges – What you need to know
  • Risk assessment: Meet your facility’s needs and prepare for an OCR audit

Industry solutions providers will also be on hand showcasing their products and services to enhance the attendee experience.

For more information regarding The Privacy & Security Forum, please visit www.healthprivacyforum.com.