Cybersecurity risks and their management are rapidly becoming among the most pressing management and governance issues facing healthcare organisations worldwide. Health informaticians, by the very nature of their diverse roles, are highly impacted by cybersecurity, whether as a domain expert, a manager, a leader or in any other role that manages or depends upon the integrity and security of data, information or knowledge. While approaches to managing and governing cybersecurity have matured significantly in non-healthcare sectors, in our sector the maturing of these practices is lagging to a significant degree – both in Australia and globally.
In response to this reality, HISA has recently established a Cybersecurity Community of Practice (CoP) whose principal aims are to draw upon our health informatics community to inform, engage and influence the healthcare sector at large on best practices in this critical informatics domain.
This first Cybersecurity Community of Practice Webinar will update you on:
Dr John Zelcer Chair, HISA Cybersecurity Community of Practice
Dr John Zelcer is a Company Director, Corporate Strategy Advisor and Executive Coach whose passion and focus is helping organisations, executive leaders and leadership teams generate outstanding results for all their stakeholders, particularly in the healthcare sector. His career has spanned clinical and academic medicine, strategy management consulting and senior executive management roles in Australia and the United States. His business roles have included board chairmanship, board directorship, and senior executive roles in strategic planning and business development. He has considerable governance experience in board director roles, including nine years as a director of Eastern Health in Victoria, a director of the Health Informatics Society of Australia, and currently of Epworth Healthcare and of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service. He has provided extensive management consulting and professional advice to government and diverse healthcare sector organisations since 1979. This includes: Facilitation and advice on corporate strategic planning and operations; Healthcare strategic planning and healthcare management; Organisation governance, leadership and management; Organisation design and operational improvement; Clinical governance and risk mitigation in healthcare delivery; Clinical information management strategies, business cases, governance, assurance and eSafety. John is the Chair of HISA’s Cybersecurity Community of Practice.
Prof Trish Williams ;CISCO Chair & Professor of Digital Health Systems, School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Flinders University
As Cisco Chair and Professor of Digital Health Systems at Flinders University in South Australia, Trish is co-director of the Flinders Digital Health Research Centre, a newly formed multidisciplinary entity to further digital health systems and technologies research. Her role is to foster digital health university-industry-government collaborations to contribute to ‘Digital Health Enabling Health Smart Living’. As a passionate contributor to, and advocate for, health informatics standards, Trish is a previous Chair of HL7 Australia, international co-chair HL7 Security and nominated expert on ISO health informatics standards. Trish is co-editor of HISA’s Privacy Guideline and E-Safety Professional Practice Guidelines, Board Member of HISA, primary author of the RACGP Computer and Information Security Standards, NPS MedicineWise Data Governance Committee member, amongst other industry and health advisory boards. She has over 100 health and medical information security and safety publications. Trish’s research and capability span health cyber-security, privacy, mobile health, Health Internet of Things (HIoT), medical device security, data quality, governance, health software safety, and health informatics standards. Trish’s internationally recognised expertise in medical information security (as well as her liking for full-bodied red wine!), and these together with her passion for practical outcomes and experience in healthcare computing are integrated to lead research and innovation in digital health.M/p>
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