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Thursday

7:30-8:15 a.m.
Breakfast and Registration

8:15-8:45 a.m.
Welcome and Overview
Fernando Martinez, Ph.D., senior vice president and chief digital officer, Texas Hospital Association and president/CEO, Texas Hospital Association Foundation

8:45-9:45 a.m.
Opening Keynote: First, Do Not Harm!
Bob Chaput,
CEO and founder, Clearwater Compliance, Nashville, Tennessee

With the vision of the eHealth Exchange and digitization of healthcare, we anticipate great advances in patient engagement, health care outcomes and quality of care. At the same time, healthcare’s advancements in assuring privacy and security of sensitive information and biomedical devices through better risk management are not keeping pace. In fact, the promises of digitization carry unintended consequences and concerns about patient safety and new potential forms of medical professional liability. It’s not about HIPAA compliance and it’s not just an “IT problem”. Attend and learn about critical steps we must all take to head off these new, emerging enterprise risks.

9:45-10 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10-11 a.m.
Thwarting Threat Actors Through Effective Network Management and Visibility
William Virtue, security engineer, Connection

To outsmart an enemy, you must first understand their primary motivations. That’s why keeping the hacker’s mentality top of mind is crucial to prevent cyber malware attacks. In this session, Virtue will discuss how to pair this knowledge with sophisticated machine learning and artificial intelligence to accurately predict and prevent against advanced threats.

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
How to Protect, Respond, and Recover From a Ransomware Attack
John Christly,
chief information security officer, WHOA.com; and Brian Doerr, senior vice president of information technology and security, Community Hospital Corporation, Plano

This session will explore the various ways to prepare in advance for a ransomware attack that could cripple your information systems, as well how to respond to an incident where ransomware has locked your computers and servers. We will also discuss ways to recover from such an attack to get your practice or operation back up and running again so you can serve patients and do business. We will discuss various technical solutions that can be deployed to assist with both proactive and reactive measures, and we will also talk about how best to train your staff and vendors to help keep your information systems and the data you are entrusted with safe.

12:15-1:15 p.m.
Lunch

1:15-2:15 p.m.
Preparing for a Cyber Attack
Michael Echols,
CEO, International Association of Certified ISAOs

Sweeping changes to the digital transformation of healthcare, and, most acutely, increased cybersecurity threats to healthcare organizations have lead the United States Department of Health and Human Services to work intensively with healthcare delivery and operations professionals to create practical and streamlined guidelines that will improve the health sector’s “cyber-hygiene.”

This session will help you:

  • Identify the cyber-related needs of the provider community – the professionals who deliver direct patient care
  • Identify assets (people, processes, data, devices, and technologies) found within large, mid-size, and small provider environments that will be addressed in the upcoming guidance 
  • Describe the roadmap of initial controls specifically for the key identified assets that can be implemented quickly and as simply as possible
  • Learn about cybersecurity at the interface of traditional healthcare and newer strategies to achieve population health, including community-based health information exchange

Join this interactive session to learn about the HHS cybersecurity initiative and to share your leadership, expertise, and experience as a defining voice in creating a national health sector cybersecurity neighborhood.

2:15-2:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break

2:30-4 p.m.
Member Panel: Medical Device and IoT Security Strategies
William Phillips Jr., senior vice president/chief information officer, University Health System, San Antonio; Randy Yates, chief information security officer, Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston; and moderated by Peng-Yeen Lee, enterprise technology architect/chief technology officer, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas

This panel of member hospitals will address common industry, legislative and operational-related issues around medical device security.

4-5 p.m.
Member Panel Discussion of Topics
John Christly, chief information security officer, WHOA.com; and Brian Doerr, senior vice president of information technology and security, Community Hospital Corporation, Plano

5 p.m.
Day 1 Recap
Fernando Martinez, Ph.D., senior vice president and chief digital officer, Texas Hospital Association and president/CEO, Texas Hospital Association Foundation

5-6 p.m.
Networking Reception

Friday

8-8:45 a.m.
Networking Breakfast

8:45-9:45 a.m.
Ransomware Realities
Brian Doerr, senior vice president of information technology and security, Community Hospital Corporation, Plano

This session will relay the real life story of a full-scale ransomware attack on a rural community hospital and provide a strategic and tactical perspective on how you can prepare your infrastructure, processes and people. The speaker also will discuss the current state of cybersecurity in the technology sector and the health care industry, and arm you with data you can use as you work to educate leadership, staff members, your board and your community.

9:45-10 a.m.
Break

10-11:30 a.m.
Risk Transfer through Cyber-Liability Insurance
Sarah Churchill Llamas, shareholder, Winstead PC, Austin

Cyberliability insurance is a key component to your cybersecurity plan. This session is designed for the CIO to better understand cyberliability insurance and what it will and will not cover in the case of a cyber-incident. This session will include a practical overview of what is actually covered through cyberliability policies with cases to illustrate when and how these coverages are utilized. The session will conclude with tips for completing the application that could help you avoid common pitfalls if a cyber-incident occurs.

11:30 a.m.
Program Wrap-up, Grab 'n Go Lunch and Adjourn
Fernando Martinez, Ph.D., senior vice president and chief digital officer, Texas Hospital Association and president/CEO, Texas Hospital Association Foundation