IDentity Theft 911 Chief Privacy Officer to Moderate Panel at 2013 PLUS Medical PL Symposium

Panel to explore risks and rewards of cloud-based solutions and remote access by smart phone devices

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CHICAGO (PRWEB) April 10, 2013

IDentity Theft 911, the nation’s premier consultative provider of identity and data risk management, resolution and education services, today announced that its Chief Privacy Officer Ed Goodman will moderate a panel presentation at the upcoming 2013 PLUS Medical PL Symposium in Chicago from April 10-11, 2013. The panel, titled ‘Technology and Data Security in Medicine: A Delicate Balance’, will be held on Thursday, April 11 at 10:15 a.m. CDT.
The panel will explore the minefield of risks associated with cloud-based solutions and smartphone devices in a medical setting, as well as the potential emerging issues and liabilities. Goodman joins an esteemed list of panelists and speakers at the conference.

Modern data security risks for medical service providers and patients go far beyond network security and the Internet. Exponential growth in smart phone usage and integration with cloud based file storage and management providing access to Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) allows for increased access and convenience to patient information. Unfortunately, it also opens up a host of issues regarding data security and integrity issues. The lively panel discussion will look at:

  •     The legal risks surrounding smart phone use, social media exposures, and the cloud.
  •     Developing written policies and practices to better cope with these risks
  •     The future of medical smartphone usage from a privacy/security perspective

Explaining the panel presentation, Goodman said, “The increase in smartphone usage and the need for convenient, advanced healthcare practices, put cloud computing and EHR front and center. If adopters aren’t well versed in the security risks that could come along with this technology, they could be facing breach fines, penalties, reputational impact, and more.” He adds, “I’m really excited to moderate this panel with such a revered list of panelists. The insight they will share, driven from their own experiences, will be invaluable to those in the medical field looking to stay ahead of the curve in customer service and patient privacy.”

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About IDentity Theft 911®
Founded in 2003, IDentity Theft 911 is the nation’s premier consultative provider of identity and data risk management, resolution and education services. The company serves 17.5 million households across the country and provides fraud solutions for a range of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, the country’s largest insurance companies, corporate benefit providers, banks and credit unions and membership organizations. Since 2005, the company has helped more than 600,000 businesses manage data breaches. IDentity Theft 911 is the proud recipient of several awards, including the Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service and the Parent Tested, Parent Approved award for social networking monitoring tool SocialScout. For more information, please visit http://www.idt911.com, http://www.facebook.com/idt911 and http://www.twitter.com/idt911.


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