COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Central and Southern Ohio chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (CSOHIMSS), has announced its Spring conference titled The Hacker's Guide to Hacking Healthcare. This conference will take place on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the OCLC Conference Center in Dublin, Ohio.
The theme of the conference will be Privacy and Data Security in Healthcare.
As the storage and management of sensitive medical information moves to digital formats, the importance of maintaining that data securely increases. Healthcare Information Technology leaders are confronted with growing concerns from patients, employers, and government that private medical data remain private. Several recent high-profile data breaches within the healthcare industry illustrate the threat.
The CSOHIMSS Spring Conference will tackle this challenge head-on with a full day of education and idea exchange around the topics of Privacy and Security.
The program will include two keynote sessions and multiple breakout sessions throughout the day.
The keynote speakers are Brian Baacke, the Chief Information Security Officer for Nationwide Children's Hospital, and Meredith Phillips, the Chief Information Security Officer for Henry Ford Health System. The day will conclude with an Information Security Leadership panel discussion.
Scott Mash, President of CSOHIMSS, said, "There's no more timely and relevant issue in Healthcare IT today than the privacy and security of sensitive medical information. Recent developments indicate that medical information is as valuable to hackers as financial information." Ajay Sharma, Programs Chair of CSOHIMSS, added, "This conference will not only help HIT leaders understand the threat, but also will provide real-world solutions that everyone working in healthcare can begin using Monday morning."
Those interested in attending can find additional information and on-line registration at: http://csohio.himsschapter.org/Events/ .
CSOHIMSS supports careers in healthcare information systems in Ohio. CSOHIMSS has representation from the provider, consultant and vendor healthcare industry segments and works to enhance communication and education among its over 1,100 local chapter members.
Additional information is available on the CSOHIMSS website at http://www.csohimss.org and via social media, on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CSOHIMSS and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Csohimss.
SOURCE Central & Southern Ohio HIMSS