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Wednesday, December 9 • 8:00am - 8:45am
SOI Roundtable 8: Exposing a Common Blind Spot: Hidden Security and Compliance Risks Unique to Medical Devices

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HIPAA requires healthcare providers to perform a thorough and comprehensive risk analysis. Many times, these risk analyses turn up insufficient because the provider fails to identify every place where electronically protected health information (ePHI) is stored in their organizations thus putting patients and their data at risk.

One major and common blind spot are medical devices that capture, store and transmit patient data
on a regular basis and yet are not considered as “IT equipment” within many organizations. This leads to the classic “Who Owns the Data?” problem.

Failure to secure medical devices presents two main threats:
1. You can’t assess and secure ePHI if you don’t know where it resides.
2. Patient safety may be compromised by corrupted data or the compromise of unsecured medical devices.

The roundtable will focus on strategies to conduct a comprehensive risk identification and assessment exercise that covers all connected devices including medical devices.

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Sheetal Sood

Senior Executive Compliance Officer | Corporate Records Management Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals
Sheetal Sood is the Senior Executive Compliance Officer and Board appointed Corporate RecordsManagement Officer for NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health system in the country.In her role, Sheetal provides senior executive compliance oversight of her organization’s HIPAAPrivacy/Security... Read More →

Wednesday December 9, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am PST