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Come visit with RISC at HIMSS15 in Chicago!

Come visit with RISC at HIMSS15 in Chicago!

Booth 8175 – Cybersecurity Command Center, a HIMSS Knowledge Center

RISC and Virtual Auditor will be presenting at 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm CT on Tuesday, April 14th on Information Security Compliance Monitoring & Documentation

Location 8175 – Level 3 – Hall B1

Title: Effective Information Security in Healthcare

Description: RISC Management & Consulting

Why Do Healthcare Data Breaches Keep Happening? Learn the necessary foundational elements for an effective data privacy and information security program from industry expert Chris Heuman. RISC will demonstrate the key elements lacking from many security programs, and real world solutions to fill the gaps. Learn the most often used phrase after an incident or Data Breach has occurred and what you can do about it!

Remember to add Session ID: CS13 to your personal HIMSS15 calendar!

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Feel free to stop at our booth and chat about compliance challenges you may be experiencing. RISC and Virtual Auditor can help you determine the most effective and efficient solution for your organization.

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Join the GCC HIMSS Chapter at HIMSS15

Chicago welcomes the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition, April 12-16, 2015, at McCormick Place. The GCC HIMSS Chapter will be hosting the event this year.  There’s an expected attendance of over 38,000 healthcare industry professionals ready to discuss health IT issues and view innovative solutions designed to transform healthcare. There are more than 300 education programs, preconference symposiums, workshops, 1200 exhibitors, networking, and special features such as the new Cybersecurity Command Center.

Thought leaders who will be acting as keynotes at the upcoming event, includes George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, leads a strong roster of speakers that also includes Alex Gourlay, President, Walgreens; Bruce D. Broussard, President & CEO, Humana; and Jeremy Gutsche, Founder of and Author of “Exploiting Chaos.”

To learn more about this year’s keynote speakers, visit


HIMSS15 New Attendee Orientation | Webinar

April 1, 2015 — 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CT
Virtual Event

Session ID: CO1

Designed for those who are attending the HIMSS15 Annual Conference & Exhibition for the first time, HIMSS staff will provide orientation in detail across the many programs and offerings available to attendees while providing tips and techniques for getting the most out of your conference experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the HIMSS15 Annual Conference & Exhibition
  • Identify ways for first time attendees to maximize their Conference experience
  • Review opportunities among the three pillars of Education, Exhibition, and Networking

Or follow this link for a short video if you are a first time conference attendee:

Business Continuity, Data Breach, Education, HIPAA / HITECH Enforcement, Tip of the Week, Upcoming Events

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:


American Nurses Credentialing Center. (2014). ANCC Magnet Recognition Program. Retrieved from

Boston Globe. (2014). Hacker group Anonymous targets Children’s hospital. Retrieved from

HIMSS. (2014). CIO to discuss cyber-attack at Privacy and Security Forum. Retrieved from

U.S. News & World Report. (2014). Children’s hospital rankings. Retrieved from