Mobile Challenges in Healthcare Enterprises

Originally Aired:  September 23, 2013
2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT / 18:00 GMT (Duration: 1 hour)
Healthcare IT organizations are challenged by two competing market forces - the consumerization of devices and the increase in regulatory enforcement.  At a time when iPads, iPhones, and Android devices are becoming the client devices of choice, the new HIPAA omnibus rule imposes $1.5 million dollar per incident fines for security breaches.  CIOs are trying to balance the productivity and usability enhancements of mobile apps with the increased need for controls to address compliance concerns.  At the same time, the medical record has become the most valuable commodity on hacker price lists.   In this discussion, the speaker will describe the scope of mobile device challenges in healthcare, then offer his experience creating work streams to mitigate risk in the short, medium and long term.
John D. HalamkaJohn D. Halamka, MD, MS, is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,  Chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN),  co-Chair of the national HIT Standards Committee,  co-Chair of the Massachusetts HIT Advisory Committee and a practicing Emergency Physician.
As Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Halamka is responsible for all clinical, financial, administrative and academic information technology serving 3000 doctors, 14000 employees and two million patients.  As Chairman of NEHEN he oversees clinical and administrative data exchange in Eastern Massachusetts.   
As co-Chair of the HIT Standards Committee he facilitates the process of electronic standards harmonization among stakeholders nationwide.  As co-Chair of the Massachusetts HIT Advisory Committee, he engages the stakeholders of the Commonwealth to guide the development of a statewide health information exchange.
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