Interview with Scott Breece – CISO, Community Health Systems

Scott Breece, VP and CISO of Community Health Systems, discusses the rising security threat in healthcare with M. Eric Johnson, Dean of Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Scott highlights how health IT is transforming healthcare, improving the patient experience and outcomes. However, digitization of healthcare data also creates new risks for the healthcare system. Scott discusses how Community Health Systems is staying ahead of those threats and securing patient data. This video was partially supported by the THaW project, which is co-led by Eric Johnson.

Eric Johnson Talks with Charles Lebo: Healthcare Data Security

THaW contributor Eric Johnson’s conversations from the CISO conference continued with VP and CISO of Kindred Healthcare, Charles Lebo. The two had a conversation to discuss some of the emerging challenges of healthcare security. The topics ranged from the scope of large healthcare datasets, to the emergence of ransomware and maintaining data security.

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Eric Johnson talks with Paul Connelly: Healthcare Analytics and Information Security

THaW contributor Eric Johnson recently sat down with VP and CISO of Hospital Corporation of America Paul Connelly to discuss advancements in healthcare analytics and information security. Over the course of the discussion the two touch on the sheer volume of data created by HCA, and how analytics can be used to give that data value in contributing to informed decision making, while at the same time protecting patient security.

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THaW welcomes Vanderbilt


portrait of Eric Johnson

Professor M. Eric Johnson, Dean of the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University‘s Owen School of Management is now part of the Trustworthy Health and Wellness research team. Eric Johnson is one of our earliest collaborators and co-authored the NSF SaTC proposal; until recently he was a professor at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. Last month, he joined Vanderbilt as Dean of the Owen School of Management. We are pleased that Eric will be able to continue his collaboration on THaW from Vanderbilt. He brings a great deal of experience in the economics and business of healthcare information technology, from his prior work in the Trustworthy Information Systems for Healthcare (TISH) project, Securing Information Technology in Healthcare (SITH) workshops, and other ISTS and I3P projects related to security and privacy in healthcare information technology. Read more about Eric, and his research, at his home page.