Looking at today’s health IT environment may remind us of the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland – it is disappearing in front of your very eyes. Your data centers are moving into the cloud. Your users are expecting access to critical information anytime, anywhere, and from any device. Patient care devices are moving into the patients’ homes and consumer devices are now providing medical data. The physical perimeter used to be the ultimate control point, but it is no more. How do healthcare organizations utilize these new technologies, while they, on the other hand, meet compliance requirements and assure information privacy and infrastructure security?

This session will review how these trends impact care delivery, provide new business opportunities, and how they can be implemented without taking undue risks. From cloud-based data centers to EKG’s straight from the patient’s wrist, as we transform our technology platforms so do we need to change our approach to security and privacy.

Axel Wirth, CPHIMS, CISSP, HCISPP, Distinguished Technical Architect, US Healthcare Industry, Symantec