One of several benefits of having cybersecurity leaders serve on health system boards? They can provide cybersecurity expertise, drive governance, improve cyber literacy, strengthen collaboration, and enhance stakeholder confidence, according to Joey Meneses, CTO at Akron Children’s Hospital.
Outside threats may grab the headlines, but attacks that come from within an organization pose perhaps the greatest risk, because “they already have a foot in the door,” said our panelists during a panel on mitigating inside threats. “It’s the insiders you have to be ready for.”
With cloud solutions playing an increasingly “critical role in determining how quickly we can adapt, excel, and expedite digital strategies,” the pressure is on CIOs, CISOs, and other leaders to establish a solid cloud security strategy, according to our panelists in a recent discussion.
“The way people consume content is different,” said Jonathan Hensley of TeamHealth, which means healthcare organizations can no longer rely on email to communicate. During a recent webinar, he talked about how utilizing a platform has helped improve engagement, while enabling leaders to gain insights into how messages are received.
The ability to provide guidance on financial decision-making is becoming a core skillset for CIOs, according to Pamela McNutt. In this interview, she reflects on 30 years with Methodist Health System and shares insights on the evolving CIO role, the importance of mastering contract negotiations, and her team’s “heroic efforts” during Covid.