Mid-Year 2015-16Members in Action

Our Chapter President, Sri Bharadwaj , participated in a HIMSS National podcast series on Health Data Security. 

Here is information on the episode:

HIMSS National - STEPS to Value Podcast

Episode #8: The Importance of Trust: Health Data Security

What defines HIT value? What actions drive its realization? In an age of boundless innovation & constrained budgets, optimizing the use of technology to realize clinical and operational benefits is a bottom-line necessity in both local & global markets. The HIMSS podcast series, STEPS to Value, highlights the stories of thought leaders who have successfully managed technology, organizational culture and policy to develop innovative processes that maximize the value of their technology investments.

In this episode, we focus on the role data security & privacy management plays in driving trust amongst clinicians and patients alike. We speak Sriram Bharadwaj, CISSP, CLSSBB, CPHIMS, Director, Information Services at UC Irvine Health & Chair of the HIMSS Privacy & Security Committee about the concept of trust in a health data security environment. We also sit down with Lee Kim. Director, Technology Solutions here at HIMSS about current health IT privacy & security trends.

For more information on the HIMSS STEPS™ framework, visit http://www.himss.org/valuesuite . Share your thoughts, your own value story or ask a question at value@himss.org

In November, Past President James Brady spoke on the Patient Engagement panel, "Leveraging Technology to Drive Patient Engagement" at the State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Please visit the following link for the presentation :


In November, President Sri Bharadwaj spoke in Washington DC at the Rockstars in Cybersecurity conference on "Why is building a foundation of trust with your patients and with those in your organization so critical to cybersecurity?"


HIMSS SoCal Member Karla Koertner, a PMP and Lead Consultant at Galen Healthcare Solutions, recently made her debut on the Twitter #HIT99 list (@KarlaKoertner) as one of the most influential voices in healthcare IT social media.

In October, Clark Kegley, Assistant Vice President, Information Services at Scripps Health, and a Past President for our Chapter, moderated our HIMSS-SoCal sponsored Technology Roundtable, “Where's the ROI?, at the HIMSS Media’s Patient Engagement Summit in San Diego.

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