M.K. Palmore, FBI assistant special agent in charge of San Francisco's Cyber Branch, also describes a fast-evolving threat landscape, explains cyber criminals' focus on ROI and discusses the emerging security trends that concern him the most.


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Data security professionals may not always be the most natural communicators, but they should learn to be if they want to achieve their mission, says Terry Ziemniak, chief information security officer at Carolinas HealthCare System.

Ed Ricks, VP and CIO at Beaufort Memorial Hospital, outlines current initiatives for his organization around data analytics, population health management and health IT security.


CIO: Managing business associates, 3rd-party privacy risk isn't so easy

(SPONSORED) Justin Barnes interviews CEO of eHealth Services Group Denise Hines, addressing the hot topics of discussion at HIMSS17 including Women in Health IT, workforce diversity and the future of health IT policy and technologies.

Bill Hoberecht and Ann Wells, MD, of Kaiser Permanente Colorado, discuss lessons learned after two decades of population health management. They describe best practices and optimal IT strategies to improve patient outcomes.

Karen Guice, former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, advises women in health IT to see opportunity in the face of bad experiences and risk taking.

  Nominations now open for the 2018 HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards due by Monday, August 28, 2017 11:59 p.m. CT. Submit your nomination today!

Indranil Bardhan, professor of information systems, University of Texas Dallas, discusses his project to measure the relative performance of ACOs, and offers his thoughts on how ACOs can best use health IT for care coordination.

Moderated by Healthcare Finance Managing Editor Beth Sanborn, HIMSS17 Social Media Ambassadors Janice McCallum and Rasu Shrestha debate the obstacles facing physician engagement and technology’s role in bucking the trend. McCallum is the managing director of Health Content Advisors, while Shrestha is the chief innovation officer at UPMC and executive vice president at UPMC Enterprises. 

HIMSS17 Social Media Ambassadors Mandi Bishop and Colin Hung discuss the overlap between payer and provider services to patients, who does what and why. Bishop is the chief evangelist and co-founder of Aloha Health, Inc., while Hung is the marketing vice president at Stericycle Communication Solutions. The debate was moderated by Healthcare Finance Managing Editor Beth Sanborn.

(SPONSORED) Lenovo's Tom Foley discusses health IT trends including the gradual transition to value-based care, telemedicine, and improving cybersecurity.