Session ID: 
255

Physician Awareness, Preparedness, and Perception of HIPAA and Cybersecurity

4:30pm - 5:30pm Thursday, March 8
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Murano 3304

Description

The American Medical Association (AMA) partnered with Accenture to conduct a first-of-its-kind 1,300-physician survey to assess physician awareness, preparedness, and perception of HIPAA and cybersecurity related issues. Questions targeted various aspects of HIPAA compliance and good cyber hygiene practices—delving into the “what, why, and how” physicians were taking those actions. Results have identified gaps and opportunities for cross-industry collaboration. This research is the first step towards understanding the physician perspective and needs on these issues.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify physicians’ desire to be empowered advocates for their patients
  • Discuss small and medium-sized medical practices require additional—and often unique— resources, tools, and support to bolster their cyber hygiene
  • Recognize an increasingly interconnected heath system requires the entire medical community to be resilient
  • Demonstrate stakeholders share a responsibility to secure electronic patient information
  • Describe the AMA’s role in shaping the national cybersecurity conversation to focus on patient safety

Speaker(s): 

Assistant Director of Federal Affairs,
American Medical Association
Manager, Intelligence & Strategic Analytics,
American Medical Association
Continuing Education Credits: 
ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00
IAPP
1.00

Audience: 

Consultant
Government or Public Policy Professional
Management Engineer and Process Improvement Prof.

Level: 

Intermediate

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