A couple of live or semi-live events this week:
Sorry health policy types. Mass Health Policy Commission won’t be live streaming today’s meeting as planned.
We’re experiencing technical difficulties w/our livestream. We’ll be recording today’s joint meeting and posting the video this afternoon.
Massachusetts HPC (@Mass_HPC) April 26, 2017
But, if you really can’t wait, they’re tweeting slides of a discussion about medical homes.
— Massachusetts HPC (@Mass_HPC) April 26, 2017
Live stream: Thursday 4/26 12:30, Holding Hospitals Hostage: From HIPAA to Ransomware
In 2016, more than a dozen hospitals and healthcare organizations were targeted by ransomware attacks that temporarily blocked crucial access to patient records and hospital systems until administrators agreed to make ransom payments to the perpetrators. Emerging online threats such as ransomware are forcing hospitals and healthcare providers to revisit and re-evaluate the existing patient data protection standards, codified in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that have dictated most healthcare security measures for more than two decades. This talk will look at how hospitals are grappling with these new security threats, as well as the ways that the focus on HIPAA compliance has, at times, made it challenging for these institutions to adapt to an emerging threat landscape.
The Harvard University Center for the Environment present “Human Health in a Changing Climate.” Keynote address by Gina McCarthy, former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, followed by remarks by Michelle Williams, Dean of the Harvard T.H. School of Public Health.