Commonwealth Medicine hosts data privacy and security symposium

By Jennifer Rosinski

UMass Medical School Communications

May 13, 2014

The exponential growth of health data presents increased privacy and security challenges for everyone working in the field. Ensuring confidentiality and security when working with sensitive data will be the focus of the May 28 Compliance and Ethics Symposium, presented by the Office of Compliance and Review of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division.

The half-day symposium More Data, More Challenges: Balancing Data Demands with Privacy and Security Mandates will be held in the fourth-floor amphitheater at 333 South Street, Shrewsbury. Four guest experts will speak following opening remarks at noon from Commonwealth Medicine Executive Vice Chancellor Joyce A. Murphy, with time for questions at the end of each session.

  • Patrick Tucker, deputy editor, The Futurist Magazine
    The Naked Future: What Happens in a World that Anticipates Your Every Move?
    12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
  • Linda Koontz, senior principal for privacy and strategy, MITRE Center for Transforming Health
    Health Information Privacy in an Evolving Environment
    1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
  • James Daniel, public health  coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Aligning Public Health IT Strategies with Privacy and Security
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Kenneth P. Mortensen, JD, privacy professional and governance counselor
    Knowledge Governance: Picking Up the Pieces After Your Data Breach
    3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The event is open to all UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care employees. Registration is recommended.

Register online or contact Laurie Richard at 508-856-6589 or laurie.richard@umassmed.edu for additional information.