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Monday, December 6, 2021
9:00 AM

The last couple of years have demonstrated the undeniable connection between the quality and efficiency of patient care and resiliency of IT systems and networks. Dr. Saif Abed, a medical doctor and healthcare cybersecurity expert will speak to SC Health Editor about the linkage between cybersecurity and patient care, and how that influences risk management across the sector.

Saif Abed
9:30 AM
9:40 AM

The likelihood of falling victim to a ransomware attack has significantly heightened in the last year, driving the need for organizations to have strong business continuity plans in place to quickly respond to the attack and maintain patient care. These plans must be well-practiced and thought out to reduce the amount of time it takes to bring business operations back to normal. This panel will dig into the needed elements for an effective plan, including assigning roles to staff, data backup procedures, and EHR downtime policies, among other security requirements to keep operations up and running following a cyberattack.

Mark Jarrett Penny Chase
10:25 AM
10:35 AM

The pandemic brought a sharp rise in remote work and telehealth use, with platforms quickly implemented without security always top of mind. This panel will detail the risks, and how providers successfully tackled the swift onboarding of technologies with considerations for patient data and communications security within the network.

Nemi George
11:20 AM
11:40 AM

Legacy devices continued to be used across the health care sector despite receiving no tech support to keep these platforms secure. In fact, many medical devices are built upon outdate platforms, such as MRIs and CT scanners. Combine this reality with struggles to timely patch devices and the risks pile. This panel will examine vulnerability management and inventory needs, including visibility into devices, access points, and communication flows within the network.

Anahi Santiago Jason Elrod
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
9:00 AM
Errol Weiss
9:30 AM
9:40 AM

Health care relies on a wide range of business associates in order to support routine care, ensure patient privacy, and maintain HIPAA compliance. However, ensuring the business associate agreements protect the organization, as well as its privacy and security, can be increasingly difficult to navigate. This panel will detail the necessary elements for effective BAAs, as well as how to ensure the privacy and security of necessary business associates and other vendors through contract language and management.

Shefali Mookencherry Marc Johnson
10:25 AM
10:45 AM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently enacted its interoperability rules, which heavily rely on APIs and FHIR protocols. Similarly, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will launch the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement in early 2022. This panel will outline privacy concerns with these regulatory changes, as well as tactics providers can take to better support interoperability with key security mitigations.

Dan Golder Carter Groome
11:30 AM