No more excuses – Healthcare organizations need to mask their patient data

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Wednesday April 18, 2012 1:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM CT, 11:00 AM MT, 10:00 AM PT

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Every week brings more announcements of healthcare data breaches that cost organizations millions of dollars. Healthcare privacy laws continue to change, and keeping up with changes in mandates like HIPAA Privacy Rule 164.502 (b)(1) are also costly.  While not easy, masking PHI data in both production and non-production environments is straightforward and can be incorporated into existing enterprise information architectures.

Join our guest speaker, Forrester’s Noel Yuhanna, and Informatica’s Chief Healthcare Strategist Richard Cramer to learn why putting a solution in place that prevents a data breach is far preferred over being forced to implement a solution after a breach has occurred.

In this interactive webinar you will learn:

  • Why every copy of patient data that is not masked represents risk, and these risks are easily avoided
  • How many of the most common development and testing activities are made better, and easier, using masked data
  • Why masking PHI in production applications and data warehouses is an exciting new development in the area of protecting confidential information from inadvertent disclosure and misuse
About the Speaker(s):

Noel Yuhanna
Principal Analyst
Forrester Research Inc.

Noel Yuhanna joined Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group.  Prior to joining Giga, Noel spent several years at Exodus Communications and led a group responsible for planning and implementing mission-critical enterprise applications.   Prior to Exodus, he served as a principal consultant, benchmark specialist, and data architect for Amdahl.  He has worked on several large, terabyte-sized database applications and deployed high-availability and high-scalability solutions for various enterprises.  He has vast experience in implementing and supporting leading DBMSes and data management products. 

Noel has spoken at numerous industry conferences around the globe and is quoted frequently in industry publications, such as, Computerworld, eWeek, InfoWorld, InformationWeek, Forbes,, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.  He has taught several technical and management programs on grid computing, data management, security, scalability, consolidation, and information fabric.

Noel holds a bachelor's degree in business and a postgraduate degree in business administration.  Noel is the author of an Oracle book and is currently working on another book on data security.

Richard Cramer
Chief Healthcare Strategist

Richard Cramer is responsible for working with Informatica’s healthcare prospects and customers to understand their business and clinical objectives and ensuring Informatica’s products and solutions meet the needs of the healthcare market. Immediately prior to joining Informatica, Richard was the Associate CIO for Operations and Health Information Exchange, with deep experience deploying interoperability solutions to connect healthcare communities.

Richard has worked in senior roles for providers and vendors for more than 15 years, and brings a broad and diverse perspective to any discussion of the role information technology can play in improving healthcare. Richard is a frequent speaker on the topic of connected healthcare and health information exchange, addressing the subjects of clinical benefits, technical challenges and challenges of governance. Richard holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the US Air Force Academy and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.