HIMSS14 Pre-Conference Symposium on Identity Management, Privacy and Security Features Hospital Practitioners, Healthcare Association Leaders

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| Source: Smart Card Alliance

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Feb. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HIMSS14 attendees interested in learning best practices for healthcare identity management, privacy and security should attend the full-day educational symposium, "Privacy and Security: Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Identity," featuring leading hospital practitioners and healthcare association speakers. The symposium, hosted by the Smart Card Alliance Health and Human Services Council, will take place on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at the HIMSS14 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla.

Attendees will receive continuing education credits. Separate registration is required to attend the symposium. To register, visit http://www.himssconference.org/Registration/Index.aspx?navItemNumber=22272.

The symposium will present examples of how organizations are successfully meeting the challenges of healthcare identity management. Each session will take attendees through a real-life use case where the presenter will describe a different aspect of the identity challenge, explain the issues they were facing and illustrate the approach they took to solve the problems, including specific steps taken and lessons learned.

Symposium sessions and speakers include:

  • Patient Identity and How it Plays a Critical Role in Healthcare. Barry Runyon, Gartner, Inc.
  • Vision for Patient and Physician Identity Solutions and Impact on Healthcare Organization. Roderick Bell, Resolute, an Innovation Center for Vanguard Health; and Wes Wright, Seattle Children's Organization
  • Overview of Identity Systems and Identity Technologies. David Batchelor, LifeMed ID; Scott Mace, HealthLeaders Media; and Michael Magrath, Gemalto
  • Patient Safety and Risk to Rising Healthcare Costs Panel. Nancy Farrington, CHAM, Main Line Health System; Robert Halder, MD, Rear Admiral USN, Executive Medical (Retired); and Robert Tennant, MA, Medical Group Management Association
  • Patient Identity, Privacy and Policy Panel. Janine Groth, Director, DEERS, DMDC; Barry Hieb, MD, Global Patient Identifiers Inc.; Deven McGraw, JD, MPH, LLM, Center for Democracy and Technology; and William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD, FACMI, Health Record Bank Alliance
  • Identity in Critical Care. Daniel Chavez, San Diego Regional Healthcare Information Exchange; and Eric Epley, Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma
  • Best Practices–Panel of End Users. Lawrence Carbonaro, Memorial Hospital; Paul Brian Contino, New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation; and John Stoy, LifeMed ID

"The HIMSS Annual Conference is a leading event and an ideal platform for the Health and Human Services Council to provide education on privacy and security considerations for healthcare identity," said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. "Attendees will leave with a sound understanding of identity management technologies and best practices that they can take and use in their own organizations."

Additional healthcare identity information and resources from the Health and Human Services Council is available at http://www.smartcardalliance.org/pages/smart-cards-applications-healthcare-identity.

About the Smart Card Alliance Health and Human Services Council

The Health & Human Services Council activities stimulate the understanding, adoption and widespread acceptance of single and multi-application smart card technology for healthcare applications.

The Health & Human Services Council activities include:

  • Providing educational resources for health and human services organizations, consumers, government organizations and members to foster deployment of smart cards in the marketplace;
  • Identifying the challenges and opportunities in the emerging health and human services marketplace for applications that can be supported by smart card technology;
  • Promoting the development and use of standards for health and human services applications

Participation is open to any Smart Card Alliance member who wishes to contribute to the Council projects.

About the Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information please visit http://www.smartcardalliance.org.

Megan Shamas
Montner & Associates Tech PR
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