CHIME, iHT2 to Collaborate on Cyber Security Regional Forum Education Series
ANN ARBOR, MI, July 1, 2014 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2) announces a new collaboration to host a series of regional one-day educational programs. The 2014 program series, entitled Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Forums, will focus on cyber security and privacy issues targeting healthcare CIOs, IT executives, and other senior information security executives.
This collaboration represents a new partnership for CHIME, enabling it to focus on the deployment of regional educational programs on key healthcare IT topics—expanding its outreach to CHIME members across the country.
The organizations announced the following dates and locations for cyber security CHIME LEAD Forums, entitled “The Health Information Executive’s Guide to Cyber Security.”
- September 15, 2014: New York, NY
- October 6, 2014: Washington, DC
- December 9, 2014: Houston, TX
This series is designed specifically for CIOs and Information Security Executives who are working to ensure their organization’s valued data assets and technology are protected before a cyber attack occurs. The forums will explore cyber security threats, attacks and challenges while addressing the latest successful strategies, trends and solutions. The events will highlight case studies and lessons learned by fellow IT leaders working with cyber security.
Under the partnership, CHIME will host the Forums in conjunction with selected iHT2 Health IT Summits. CHIME will provide overall program structure, topics, and speaker faculty. For its part, iHT2 will work with CHIME to plan, produce, and execute the cyber security forums.
“We are excited about this new partnership with iHT2, a highly respected organization in the industry for presenting important content in the healthcare IT space,” said Russell P. Branzell FCHIME, CHCIO, President and CEO of CHIME. “This relationship advances CHIME’s intent to disseminate key knowledge from subject matter experts on cyber security, and making it more accessible by offering it at regional events.”
The focus of these forums on security and privacy also dovetails with CHIME’s announced efforts to provide professional support and education to executives that work closely with CIOs and are shouldering increasingly heavy roles in healthcare organizations. In February, CHIME announced that its first efforts in this area will be to provide resources for chief security officers, to be followed by chief technology officers and chief application officers.
“The partnership with CHIME is an excellent opportunity for iHT2 to continue its mission of providing timely and critical information to healthcare IT executives,” said Waco Hoover, CEO of iHT2. “As the leading organization representing c-suite health IT executives, CHIME continues to lead the industry in forward-thinking programs providing critical resources to provider organizations.”
More information on the LEAD Forums can be found at www.chimecentral.org/events/lead-forum.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,400 CIO members and over 130 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit www.chimecentral.org.
The Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT²) is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders in fostering the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through a variety of collaborative efforts, the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare. In December of 2013, Healthcare Informatics announced its partnership with iHT². This partnership provides the most effective, timely and complete strategic healthcare planning and healthcare IT resources needed for today’s emerging healthcare landscape. For more information, visit www.ihealthtran.com.
Director of Communications, CHIME
Updated: 7/1/2014 9:41:05 AM