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DevSecOps at Spectrum

Sean Henkel, Director IS, and Barry D. Nowak, Senior Domain Architect, Spectrum Health.  In this discussion Barry and Sean share Spectrum Health’s 4-year DevSecOps journey.  The effort emerged in 2015 with the creation of an automation team supporting agile fixed teams which led to the emergence of lean scaled agile teams in April 2019.  Security’s role as a shared...

Blockchain Technology at Saint Lukes Health Network, Part II

Chad Brisendine, VP/CIO, St. Luke's University Health Network, and Rob Faix, VP Technology Services, Impact Advisors, LLC, share their latest thoughts and experiences as St. Luke’s continues to explore the practical uses of blockchain technology in the healthcare industry. Use cases, challenges, next steps, blockchain vendors generating buzz in the industry, and blockchain forums will be discussed in this...

How to Prepare for the New, Fast-Approaching General Data Protection Regulations

Rob Faix, VP Technology Services, and Shefali Mookencherry, Principal Advisor, Impact Advisors LLC. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is going to take US healthcare organizations to a different level for privacy and security practices. These organizations will need to think beyond the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other US regulations. The GDPR will require organizations to...

Cyber Student Staffing Boosts Productivity, Narrows Cybersecurity Workforce Gap at Sentara

Daniel Bowden, VP & CISO, Sentara Healthcare. With a recent report from The Center for Cyber Safety and Education predicting a shortage of 1.8 million information security workers by 2022, health systems across the country are already grappling with the constraints of fewer people to defend and protect crucial hospital and patient data. To that end, Sentara Healthcare recruits...

Reducing Medical Device Cybersecurity Risks at Mayo

Kevin McDonald, Director of Clinical Information Security, Mayo Clinic. Weak cybersecurity safeguards in medical devices have the potential to impact patients, care delivery processes and a healthcare organization's IT network. To reduce the risk, healthcare delivery organizations need to have a formalized risk-based process to assess and manage their medical devices. Kevin discusses frequently seen medical device vulnerabilities and...

Blockchain Technology at Saint Lukes Health Network

Chad Brisendine, VP/CIO, St. Luke's University Health Network, and Rob Faix, VP Technology Services, Impact Advisors, LLC, introduce the fundamentals of blockchain technology, practical application, impacts, and benefits to the healthcare industry.  Blockchain technology, most notably associated with the digital currency Bitcoin, continues to be explored as a technology framework for the trusted sharing of information of all types....

Lessons Learned from a CyberCrime: The Unfortunate Realities of our Time

Satish Maripuri, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Nuance Healthcare.  The very nature of cyberattacks is changing; they are faster, more sophisticated and potentially more destructive. As the severity of incidents increases, the knowledge to address the technical aspects and leadership skills to manage through an attack have never been more important. After successfully managing through the June NotPetya...

Rebooting Healthcare Information Technology Downtime Management at Spectrum

Julie Bulson, DNP, MPA, RN, NE-BC, Director, Emergency Preparedness, and Burt Smith, Director, Enterprise Operations, Spectrum Health.  The information technology department has worked closely with the emergency preparedness department to design a major incident management system that closely resembles the hospital incident command structure assisting in a rapid response to IS incidents while improving communication to the organization.  The...

Being Cyber Resilient in the World Today at Ascension

Duane Hopkins, National Security Operations Director, Ascension Health. In today's world, cyber-attacks are on the rise, attackers are increasing the level of sophistication causing the landscape to shift at a very rapid pace.  Organizations need the ability to anticipate, withstand, and recover from attacks on critical resources and evolve their supporting infrastructures to improve those abilities against future cyber-attacks....

Cybersecurity Challenges of Connected Medical Devices

Robert Maliff, Director Applied Solutions, ECRI Institute. Medical devices are no longer just standalone systems at the bedside, but are now connected to other devices and the electronic medical record system to aid in documentation and real-time patient care decisions. While hospitals often have policies and practices related to information technologies security, the diverse world of connected medical devices...