The most surprising takeaway from the HHS Cybersecurity Task Force report? The lack of risk assessments being conducted, according to David Finn and Theresa Finn, who found that “most people don’t even have a baseline.”
In the past, security hasn’t been viewed as a strategic function of health care. If the industry is going to make progress, that needs to change, say Theresa Meadows and David Finn, who discuss the Task Force’s report on cybersecurity.
What’s the biggest roadblock in establishing best practices for cybersecurity? Lack of communication, says Theresa Meadows, who will discuss how the Cybersecurity Task Force is working to change that.
Her pivotal career moment — “I want your job.”
Learning from mentors
“It’s about really listening to what people say.”
Embracing challenges — “I really didn’t know what I was signing up for when I said yes.”
From nursing to technology
Advice for aspiring CIOs — “It’s not about immediate gratification.”
Pediatric EHRs & the functionality gap
Partnering with athenahealth & Meditech
“We really worked hand-in-hand to build that pediatric functionality.”
Challenges with dosing, growth charts & vaccine schedules
Harnessing the power of texting
Innovation in focus — “If we lose sight, nobody will have their eye on the ball.”