Supporting the influx of personal smartphones, Apple iPads and laptops into the workplace
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The healthcare industry has a number of differentiating standards and regulations that make information security a more burdensome task than other vertical markets. Challenges are magnified by the implications of HITECH, HIPAA and potentially PCI, depending on payment methods, as well as preparation for the nationwide health information network.
The convenience and availability of mobile devices is clearly desirable to both medical practitioners as well as the public at large, and an increasing number of applications will become fully mobile to meet the growing demand. However, few healthcare information security practitioners are ready for the massive challenges inherent in moving applications securely to mobile availability. The responsibility of the information security practitioner is to ensure that security doesn’t take a backseat to the clamor for uptime and availability and that both the organization and its users’ data is protected and encrypted.
HITRUST and McAfee, Inc. invite you to join an interactive discussion on mobile devices in healthcare and the impact on information security, and to learn about best practices for protecting your organization and its customers. The webcast will also include the perspective of a leading healthcare organization and how it is addressing these new challenges.
- Chris Hourihan, Advisor, HITRUST
- Brian Contos, Director Global Security Strategy & Risk Management, McAfee, Inc.
- Chuck Deaton, IT Director, Enterprise Information Security, Humana, Inc.