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TP48 – Data: The Dangerous Currency of Ransomware

  • Jan 3, 2018

TP48 – Data: The Dangerous Currency of Ransomware

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There are multiple ways we use the internet to track our health and interact with care providers. This digital footprint has proven to be a pro and con to those working in the industry. CIOs and those in IT at hospitals and health systems have long been concerned with  HIPAA and PHI data security. In this episode, hosts Chris Boyer and Reed Smith discuss how “ransomware” – one of the most pressing threats to the healthcare industry – has evolved over the years and how health systems today are responding to these cybersecurity threats. Our interview with John Mason of OakHorn Solutions in which he shares his experience working with hospital leaders on how to best prepare for malware/ransomware threats.

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Chris Boyer

Chris Boyer

Digital strategist for health care/health systems. Principal, @chrisboyer LLC. Mayo Clinic Social Media Network Platinum Fellow. Co-host:

Reed Smith

Digital Tech Consultant to Hospitals & Healthcare Orgs. Advisor @MayoClinic Social Media Network and @SXSW Health & MedTech. @SocialHealthIns Founder