Data Breaches, Data Security, and the Data Future: Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare

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Tuesday February 19, 2013 1:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM CT

Join Healthcare Informatics Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland as he hosts a discussion on current issues in healthcare data security. 

This webinar will examine the broad slate of issues facing healthcare CIOs and other healthcare IT leaders amidst increasing concern over the security of patient-specific healthcare data. With healthcare data security data breaches increasing in frequency and scope, the challenges in this area continue to multiply.

Mark Hagland will be joined by special guests Mac McMillian, CEO of Cynergis Tek, Inc. and Eran Farajun, Executive Vice President of Asigra IncDon’t miss this important webinar event!

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the strategic and tactical imperatives for action in the next several years.
  • Establish a framework of understanding around the current landscape of healthcare data security and the problem of data breaches.
  • Identify winning strategies of patient care organizations in the data security arena.



About the Speaker(s):

Mark Hagland
Healthcare Informatics

 Mark Hagland became Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Informatics in January 2010. Prior to that, he had been a Contributing Editor, then Senior Contributing Editor, to the magazine for over a decade. He has spent over two decades in healthcare publishing, and in the course of his healthcare publishing career, has won numerous national and regional journalism awards, and is the author of two books on healthcare quality and efficiency, and is a sought-after speaker. His blogs span a broad range of topics, from healthcare policy and healthcare reform to quality improvement, clinical information systems and imaging systems topics, to vendor and industry topics.


Mac McMillan, FHIMSS, CISM
Chief Executive Officer
CynergisTek, Inc.

Mac McMillan is co-founder and CEO of CynergisTek, Inc., a firm specializing in the areas of information security and regulatory compliance in healthcare. He is the current Chair of the HIMSS Privacy & Security Policy Task Force. Mr. McMillan brings over 30 years of combined intelligence, security countermeasures and consulting experience to his position from both Government and private sector positions. He has worked in the Healthcare industry since his retirement from the federal government in 2000 and has contributed regularly to organizations such as HIMSS, HCCA, AHIA, AHIMA, AAHSA, HFMA and AHLA and contributes regularly to the thought leadership around data security in healthcare. He served as Director of Security for two separate Defense Agencies, and sat on numerous interagency intelligence and security countermeasures committees while serving in the US Government.

He is the former Chair, HIMSS Information Systems Security Working Group, and the HIMSS Privacy & Security Committee. He sits on the HIT Exchange and HCPro Editorial Advisory Boards and the Diebold Healthcare Advisory Board. He has contributed to more than 300 articles and postings in Healthcare IT magazines, healthcare IT blogs and other healthcare newsletters, etc. He presents regularly at conferences and other events, and was a contributing author to the HIMSS book, Information Security in Healthcare: Managing Risk. Mr. McMillan holds a Master of Arts degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College and a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Texas A&M University. He is a graduate of the of the Senior Officials in National Security program at the JF Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a 1993/4 Excellence in Government Fellow. He is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps.

Eran Farajun
Executive Vice President
Asigra Inc.

Eran Farajun, executive vice president of Asigra, is responsible for the company’s global expansion, overseeing sales, marketing, business development and long-term strategic activities for the company's cloud backup and recovery software platform. Additionally, Farajun oversees strategic relationships with Asigra’s technology and channel partners who have helped grow deployments of Asigra Cloud Backup to more than 550,000 sites worldwide.Farajun has nearly two decades of experience in the business of technology and holds a law degree from the University of Sheffield in the U.K.