H17: Securing Healthcare Records, Plain & Simple
What you'll learn
- The fundamental concepts behind Cyber Security
- How our healthcare systems are breached.
- The impact of Cyber Security threats on our healthcare systems today
- How to respond to Cyber threats
- There are no course requirements or prerequisites. This course in a foundation course.
Breaches of Healthcare IT systems are becoming more and more commonplace. Healthcare organizations continually face cyber threats, which put patient privacy and safety at risk. These threats also have significant impact on business continuity and financial health of all healthcare organizations.
Issues relating to Healthcare IT systems and its security were once the sole domain of engineers in the IT department. This is no longer true. Understanding security issues and protecting against them is job #1 for all healthcare workers from the top to the bottom of the healthcare system.
Advances in technology have made the whole cybersecurity issue pretty complicated to understand, especially for the average healthcare worker. This class on cybersecurity is focused on the non healthcare professional who is just trying to get a familiarization on what cybersecurity is and how they can protect themselves, their organizations and their patients from harm.
There are 2 modules to this Cybersecurity class (Part 1 and Part 2). This module is Part 1.
The topics covered in this "Cybersecurity in Healthcare, Part 1" module are:
What is Cyber Security?
The Nature of the Problem
Something You Know (Passwords)
Something You Have (FOB)
Something You Are (Biometrics)
Phishing / Spam
This "PLAIN AND SIMPLE" series on Healthcare Information Systems strives to introduce the basic concepts of information technology and systems in a very simple and easy to understand format using many examples from both non healthcare and healthcare environments. This course is targeted at the Basic / Intermediate Level learner and for those who are not healthcare IT professionals.
The content of the series is based on the author's 35 years experience in the healthcare information systems business. This experience spans product design and launch, marketing, business development and executive management (including president). In addition, it is based on 15 years teaching at the graduate level in the University environment.
Who this course is for:
- Those currently in a healthcare position, wanting to learn more about Healthcare Information Systems and Cyber Security.
- Those considering a career change and wanting to learn more about Healthcare IT.
- Those entering the healthcare industry and considering a career in Healthcare IT
- The eternally curious
Tom Giordano is a 28 year veteran of Philips Healthcare. He retired in 2005 as Vice President of Marketing, where he was responsible for 240 marketing professionals and several billion dollars in product. Through his career, Tom held a wide variety of positions of increasing responsibility at Philips, starting in engineering, progressing to product management, then marketing management and finally senior level business leadership. In 2004, he was awarded the prestigious Presidential Award from Philips for forming a new entrepreneurial business unit that tripled sales in 18 months. Tom played a key role as a course developer and instructor in the management development and executive training efforts with the Philips High Potential Development Center.
Following his retirement from Philips, Tom joined the adjunct faculty of the graduate business schools of the University of New Haven in Connecticut and the University of Washington in Seattle. He currently holds a positiion as "Executive in Residence" at the University of New Haven and continues to teach there with exceptionally high student reviews.
In 2009, while teaching at UW and UNH, he became President of Sectra Healthcare North America for 2 years to lead a very successful turnaround effort.
Tom built a very successful internship program between Philips and the University of Washington and served as a mentor there for 15 years. He also served as a mentor in the University of Washington mentor program and was featured in the book "Mentoring Moments" by Susan Canfield.
Tom serves as chairman of the Patient Advisory Council of Saint Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport, CT
Tom holds executive coaching certifications with both Lore International and Tilt 360. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia and a MS degree in Engineering from the University of Florida.