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 Chaput is widely recognized for his extensive and in-depth knowledge of healthcare compliance and cyber risk management, and is one of the industry’s leading authorities in healthcare information security today. As a leading authority safeguarding health data, Chaput has supported hundreds of hospitals and health systems to successfully manage healthcare’s evolving cybersecurity threats and ensure patient safety.