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Dec 12, 2013
HIPAA Compliance & the Cloud
Brix Tavern

Join EasyStreet and Coalfire for appetizers, beverages and an informal discussion of today's IT security challenges for healthcare organizations.

Our presentation will be under an hour, leaving ample time for meaningful conversation.

Discussion topics:

  • The Omnibus Rule. What you're now legally required to do
  • Distributed Compliance Responsibility. How to identify which compliance pieces belong to you and which belong to your Cloud vendors
  • Managing HIPAA compliance across all players. How to create a strong Business Associates Agreement and manage your Cloud vendors to it
  • The New HIPAA IT Solutions Set. A snapshot of contemporary technologies used to effectively manage HIPAA security to mitigate risk and ensure compliance

Adam Shnider, Managing Director, Coalfire NW Region
Coalfire is a nationally recognized leader in IT compliance with more than 4,000 assessments, including hundreds for healthcare-related organizations. Their expertise extends beyond healthcare providers to include associated financial institutions and service providers that fall under newly implemented regulations.

Steve Knipple, CTO, EasyStreet
Founded in 1995, EasyStreet delivers Cloud Infrastructure, Data Center and Managed Security services to customers running critical IT systems with regulatory requirements including HIPAA and PCI.

The event is free, but space is limited so please RSVP today.

Mar 20, 2014
HiMSS Oregon - Lunch and Learn "BYOD/Mobility - Best Practices within Health Delivery Systems"
Providence (St. Vincent’s) East Pavilion – Souther Auditorium

With the explosive growth of Smart Phones, Tablets and other mobile devices, Healthcare Delivery Systems (HDS) have to offer accessibility to both patients and practitioners. Mobility and support of a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) environment have become increasingly necessary as we move into the digital industrial economy. Gartner predicts that Digital incompetence will cause a quarter (25 percent) of businesses to lose their market position by 2017. In the hyper-competitive HDS landscape, Hospitals have to offer more flexibility for access to both their external and internal customers to remain relevant and avoid losing market share.

This interactive panel discussion will focus on the challenges that Healthcare Delivery Systems face with these changes. This will include topics ranging from security issues, demands on the network, patient privacy, potential breach of data, and increased financial risk. The panel will discuss best practices within the clinical environment and the infrastructure required to serve the needs of the users, as well as protect the patient information.

Distinguished Panelists Include:

NAME: Michael Boyd TITLE: Chief Information Security Officer, Providence Health & Services

Mike Boyd’s background includes security engineering and risk management work in the fields of media and entertainment, insurance and financial services, higher education and more than a decade working in healthcare information security and risk management.

Mike has been with Providence Health & Services for more than six years and currently serves as the Chief Information Security Officer. Providence is a not-for-profit Catholic healthcare system that includes 32 hospitals, more than 350 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services. Providence employs more than 64,000 people across five states – Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Mike’s responsibilities include oversight of information security risk assessment, security incident management, and integration of security risk management within Providence’s environment including information technology, supply chain, revenue cycle, human resources and healthcare operations. Previously Mike served as the Information Security Officer for Oregon Health & Science University and oversaw the security engineering team at Pacific Life Insurance. Mike is also the past president of the Portland chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps.

Mike holds is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

NAME: Paul Aneja TITLE: IT Architect, Salem Health
Currently working at Salem Health, prior architect experience at several Northwest companies including Intel, Xerox, and Oregon Health Authority. Passionate about planning and improving the maturity of technology platforms, applications, and solutions. Develop roadmaps for various technology domains to advance new technologies. Education includes a Health IT Informatics graduate certificate degree from OHSU and Masters in Computer Science from Old Dominion University.

NAME: Brad Reardon TITLE: Lead Wireless Technical Consultant,
Kaiser Permanente
Focus: Mobile Communications strategy and engineering

Brad started out working on his family's home network in high school. After a short stint as a student technical support representative at Berry College, he joined the Marine Corps. While stationed in Hawaii, he worked as a Tactical Data Network Technician overseeing a helpdesk and three networks spanning the Pacific. Once leaving the Marine Corps, Brad went to work leading call center teams for Dell Computers in Phoenix, Arizona. After the opportunity to play professional paintball brought him to the Pacific North West, he worked at Holiday Retirement and Symantec before landing a position working on VoWiFi for Salem Hospital. In 2009, he left Salem Hospital to begin working for Kaiser Permanente.