WEBINAR: Healthcare IT Risk Management: Maintaining Compliance and Managing Security Risks

April 4, 12:00pm, EDT - 1:00pm, EDT



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Ryan Freeman-Jones MS, HIPAA, Sr. Manager, IT Risk Management, Meditology Services, and Ankit Patel, HITRUST, Manager IT Risk Management, Meditology Services

Despite improvements in the healthcare industry's security posture in recent years, providers, payers, and business associates continue to face scrutiny from regulatory entities on the measures taken to safeguard protected health information. Findings from the Office for Civil Rights' (OCR's) Phase II HIPAA audits reveal that healthcare organizations continue to fall short of the agency's risk analysis and risk management expectations. During this webinar, leaders from Meditology Services’ healthcare risk management practice will discuss healthcare IT's current regulatory landscape and the steps leading health organizations are taking to maintain compliance while simultaneously managing security risks.
•Learn of healthcare's current privacy and security regulatory landscape.
•Understand findings from OCR's recent enforcement and audit activities.
•Hear of emerging regulatory requirements, including GDPR, and how they apply to healthcare organizations
•Learn of risk mitigation strategies and best practices for responding to risk/emerging threats
•Listen in on recommendations for managing risk and maintaining compliance under increased regulatory scrutiny
Hear of leading risk management solutions and methodologies to address the newest threats to healthcare technologies.

Ryan Freeman-Jones MS, HIPAA
Meditology Services, Sr. Manager & West Coast Office Lead, IT Risk Management

Ryan Freeman-Jones is an experienced HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer and an expert in healthcare data security and ethical hacking. He is Meditology Services IT Risk Management Senior Manager and directs the firm’s Ethical Hacking service line.   Ryan leads the firms’ West Coast office based in the San Diego, California.  As a former HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer, Ryan has extensive knowledge in compliance requirements such as HIPAA, HITECH, PCI-DSS, NIST, ISO and other regulatory and risk standards.  He has been HITRUST certified since 2016.  Ryan teaches an IT Risk Management Course at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, that is focused on IT Governance and Compliance. Ryan was also one of the chief architects of the M.S. in Cyber Security program at Valparaiso University.
Ankit Patel HITRUST
Meditology Services, Manager of IT Risk Management

Ankit is a skilled manager with 9 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He has served numerous healthcare clients the development of policies, processes and procedures, training and awareness, and remediation planning and project management. His experience includes developing and implementing HIPAA, HITRUST, and NIST compliance programs, documenting compliance assessments, and performing MIPS (Meaningful Use) gap analyses. Ankit is very familiar with the integration of IT systems with clinical processes, and he has worked extensively to align outcomes and performance metrics within and across system sites. Ankit holds an advanced degree in Health Administration with a concentration in Health Informatics.