Kroll Advisory Solutions and HIMSS Analytics to Host Webinar on the Key Findings of the 2012 HIMSS Analytics Report: Security of Patient Data

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Panel of healthcare and patient data security experts will discuss the state of patient data security in the United States, specifically how the healthcare industry’s prioritization of compliance over security is putting patient data at risk

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The third installment of the bi-annual survey shows a steady rise in data security breaches over the last six years.

The information security practice of Kroll Advisory Solutions and HIMSS Analytics, in partnership with Healthcare IT News, will host a webinar to analyze the key findings of the 2012 HIMSS Analytics Report: Security of Patient Data, which examines the state of patient data security in the United States.

Commissioned by Kroll Advisory Solutions, the 2012 report suggests that nearly 16 years after the enactment of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) – the first of many regulations and guidelines governing data security in the healthcare industry – an increased focus on compliance has not resulted in increased security. In fact, the third installment of the bi-annual survey shows a steady rise in data security breaches over the last six years, despite increasingly stringent regulatory activity surrounding reporting and auditing procedures and heightened levels of compliance.

A panel of healthcare and patient data security risk experts will review the report’s key findings and offer expert advice on risk management and risk mitigation around one of the industry's biggest threats.

WHO: Panel participants include:    

  •     Jennifer K. Horowitz, MA, CPHIMS, Senior Director of Research, HIMSS Analytics
  •     Lisa A. Gallagher, BSEE, CISM, Senior Director, Privacy and Security, HIMSS
  •     Brian Lapidus, Senior Vice President, Kroll Advisory Solutions
  •     Mike Miliard, Managing Editor, Healthcare IT News (Moderator)

WHAT: Topics to be covered include:     

  •     The changing patient data security landscape
  •     Best practices in patient data security
  •     The healthcare data security forecast for 2012 and beyond

WHEN:     Wednesday, May 2, 2012; 2:00 p.m. ET

HOW:      Register for the webinar online.

CONTACT:    Emilie Moghadam
(202) 857-2212

About Kroll Advisory Solutions
Kroll Advisory Solutions, the global leader in risk mitigation and response, delivers a wide range of solutions that span investigations, due diligence, compliance, cyber security and physical security. Clients partner with Kroll Advisory Solutions for the highest-value intelligence and insight to drive the most confident decisions about protecting their companies, assets and people.

Kroll Advisory Solutions is recognized for its expertise, with 40 years of experience meeting the demands of dynamic businesses and their environments around the world. Headquartered in New York with offices in 29 cities across 17 countries, Kroll Advisory Solutions has a multidisciplinary team of 700 employees. For more information, visit:

About HIMSS Analytics
HIMSS Analytics is a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The company collects and analyzes healthcare data related to IT processes and environments, products, IS department composition and costs, IS department management metrics, healthcare trends and purchase-related decisions. HIMSS Analytics delivers high quality data and analytical expertise to healthcare delivery organizations, healthcare IT companies, state governments, financial companies, pharmaceutical companies, and consulting firms. Visit for more information.

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