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Privacy and Security Forum

Boston Children’s Hospital Senior Vice President and CIO Daniel Nigrin, MD, will be one of the speakers at the Privacy and Security Forum to be held in Boston, MA. The discussion will include sharing “best practices, lessons learned, insights and information regarding the much debated practice of BYOD” or bring you own device (HIMSS, 2014). The hospital experienced having to defend against hackers who made several attempts in potentially exposing the organization’s internal network. The cyber-attack was linked to the renowned hacker group Anonymous (Boston Globe, 2014).

Boston Children’s Hospital is a 395 bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. The services offered are for children from birth through 21 years of age. The hospital is home to the world’s largest research community. Their current initiatives have attracted $225 million in annual funding. Boston Children’s Hospital is a certified Magnet hospital for nursing excellence; according to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Magnet Recognition Program signifies “quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice” (2014).

US News surveyed 183 pediatric centers to obtain clinical data in 10 specialties and Boston Children’s Hospital was one of the Top Ten hospitals in the Honor Roll for high scores, ranking in the Top Ten in all Ten categories including eight 1st place rankings. Boston Children’s Hospital ranked number one in the 2014-2015 year, establishing excellence in treating children suffering from all types of illnesses. RTI International, a North Carolina-based research and consulting firm directed the surveys and analyzed the results.

Dr. Nigrin is part of an organization that shows integrity and accountability with regards to their patients’ sensitive information as well as provides excellent and innovative patient care.

 Privacy and Security Forum: Protecting Data Assets and Managing Risks

September 8-9, 2014

Westin Boston Waterfront

Boston, MA

For more information please visit: http://boston.healthprivacyforum.com/

References

American Nurses Credentialing Center. (2014). ANCC Magnet Recognition Program. Retrieved from http://www.nursecredentialing.org/magnet.aspx

Boston Globe. (2014). Hacker group Anonymous targets Children’s hospital. Retrieved from http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/04/24/hacker-group-anonymous-targets-children-hospital-over-justina-pelletier-case/jSd3EE5VVHbSGTJdS5YrfM/story.html

HIMSS. (2014). CIO to discuss cyber-attack at Privacy and Security Forum. Retrieved from http://www.himss.org/News/NewsDetail.aspx?ItemNumber=32805

U.S. News & World Report. (2014). Children’s hospital rankings. Retrieved from http://health.usnews.com/health-news/best-childrens-hospitals/articles/2014/06/10/best-childrens-hospitals-2014-15-honor-roll-and-overview

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