ACHIA Sessions


Emerging Security in Healthcare Friday, November 10, 2000 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Speaker: Saul Schiffman

    Most healthcare organizations worldwide are quickly moving their business processes and information to the electronic environment. There are many issues to be considered when offering this electronic connection: security and privacy being the most prominent today. Whether using the Internet or expanding access through an organization’s existing internal network, security issues are similar. Specifically, the questions to be addressed are:

    • How can I be sure that I am connected to the organization with which I want to interact?
    • How can my healthcare organization be sure no one is impersonating me?
    • How safe is it for me to enter or receive personal health information over networks, expecially the Internet?
    • Is there a record of who created or looked at data about me?

    This session will describe the issues, the technology that can be applied to the healthcare environment, and the issues involved in building a Public Key Infrastructure.

A Methodology for Structuring HIPPA Compliance Friday, November 10, 2000 3:40 – 4:40 p.m.

Speaker: Fayette F.(Buzz) Harned, Jr.

    HIPAA regulations involve all business activities within the healthcare enterprise. How will the rules and regulations affect different departments and managers’ responsibilities? How will they affect present practices? What are the best ways to resolve the issues of HIPAA compliance? This presentation will offer a means for structuring your own approach to HIPAA compliance, including educating staff, assessing compliance gaps, mapping an initial project plan and developing a budget.

Digital Imaging and Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (DIN/PACS) Friday, November 10, 2000 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.

Speaker: Al Pascarella

    The DIN-PACS contract is an IDIQ contract awarded to Agfa by the Department of Defense to provide a turnkey solution for managing diagnostic images and data in an electronic format. The session will cover the technology, its benefits and military facilities that are currently taking advantage of it.

Developing an Effective Disease Management Initiative Saturday, November 11, 2000 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Speaker: Louis H. Diamond, M.B., Ch.B., F.A.C.P., F.C.P. (S.A)

    The session will present the history and a definition of disease management. The components of a successful disease management program will be discussed accompanied by some examples, best practices, lessons learned, and some cautions for implementing disease management programs.

Getting and Keeping Top IT Talent Saturday, November 11, 2000 9:10 – 10:10 a.m.

Speaker: TBA

    The sophisticated, technical skills required to manage information and information systems in today’s business and healthcare organizations make good hires a necessity. Finding effective, properly trained and motivated information technology professionals is a skill in itself. Where do you find them? How do you identify those professional strengths that will best enhance your organization? How do you keep the challenges and opportunities fresh in such a competitive environment? Investigation of these and other issues in the IT arena will help you find, select and keep the talent you need.

HIPAA Impact on Management of Informational Technology Saturday, November 11, 2000 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Speaker: TBA

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