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Traditional approaches to patient safety and healthcare information security will need to evolve to address today’s emerging threats. The current risk environment for hospitals and healthcare organizations is changing quickly and includes a wide spectrum of threats — ranging from traditional intrusions designed to steal protected health information (PHI) to more novel and emerging attacks, such as tampering with medical devices or blocking access to essential records systems. The changing threat environment is blurring the lines between information security and patient safety and is requiring each discipline to expand its scope. Healthcare leaders now must consider what could happen if hackers planned to do something with PHI other than resell it.

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Bob Chaput

CEO at Clearwater Compliance
Bob is the CEO and Founder of Clearwater Compliance. He has 25 years of experience in the Healthcare industry, and his experience includes managing some of the world’s largest HR, benefits and healthcare databases, requiring the highest levels of security and privacy. Mr. Chaput continues to expand and update his knowledge base on HIPAA-HITECH compliance through postgraduate study, earning professional certifications and participating in professional healthcare and other organizations.
 
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