Implementing Best Practices for Securing Patient Data

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Fernando Martinez, PhD, FHIMSS CHCIO
Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer
Texas Hospital Association
Texas Hospital Association Foundation

Fernando Martinez is an accomplished healthcare executive and technologist who has worked with some of the largest healthcare systems in the country. His experience spans a variety of healthcare settings including academic medicine, county and government systems, public sector healthcare, private non-profit, faith-based systems, and foreign territories/governments. Fernando has dual roles at THA serving as a corporate senior vice president and chief digital officer and as the president and CEO of the THA Foundation. Prior to coming to THA, Fernando was a senior vice president and CIO of Dallas-based Parkland Health and Hospital System. Prior to Parkland, he served as CIO for the Jackson Health System in Miami, a five-hospital public-sector safety-net hospital system.

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Sponsored by: Insight
With more than 1,200 IT consultants, technical architects and service professionals, Insight will assist at every stage of healthcare IT – from purchasing to implementation and support. We have extensive experience with HIPAA and HITECH compliance. Insight also helps design user-friendly applications with the functionality needed to provide better patient care.

September 18th, 2018 1:00PM ET

Cybercriminals are putting more time and resources into exploiting and monetizing patient data, with medical record information proving more valuable than Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable information (PII). As a result, the healthcare industry is growing increasingly concerned with the harvesting of credentials to gain access to an organization’s network to steal data.

In this presentation, Texas Hospital Association (THA) Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer and THA Foundation President and CEO Fernando Martinez, PhD, will outline  challenges to securing patient data and the best practices for organizations to ensure the security of their patient data.

Learning objectives:
• Understanding the threat and be proactive about replacing older systems, processes, and equipment
• Having a secure infrastructure to protect patient data and avoid data breaches, keeping patient and business data secure
• Protecting PHI in the data center and on user devices with products that meet HIPAA and HITECH requirements
• Ensuring endpoint protection and detection

This webcast is approved for up to 1.0 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).