Indiana University event will cover critical need for cybersecurity in health care

Nov. 20, 2013


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University’s Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research in Health Information is inviting attorneys, privacy and security officers, and others whose work meets at the intersection of health data and security to a half-day session in Indianapolis next month.

The center, known as CLEAR, will present "Cybersecurity in Healthcare: Addressing Ethical Use and Protection of Sensitive Health Information" on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. The event could earn attorneys up to three Continuing Legal Education ethics credits. The cost to attend is $125, with discounts available for groups and members of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

"The rapid growth of health data has made cybersecurity a critical need for medical providers, device manufacturers, and those responsible for adhering to the extensive rules and regulations that govern the use of health information," said Distinguished Professor and CLEAR Director Fred H. Cate. "The health care technology is evolving so rapidly that laws are lagging behind. CLEAR is pleased to offer this half-day course that will address many of the challenges faced by those charged with protecting vital health information."

The program will provide an overview of the cyberthreat landscape in health care; cover state, federal and international laws guiding the protection and proper use of health data; and address the unique challenges in securing medical devices.

"Ethical legal representation in the field requires an understanding of the growing cyberthreat landscape that is becoming increasingly complex, particularly with the innovation of new medical devices," Cate said. "We are eager to address the unique issues of professional responsibility that arise as the health care industry continues to generate, manage and share unprecedented amounts of health information."

In addition to Cate, the program will be led by nationally know experts in the field, including CLEAR Director Stan Crosley, former chief privacy officer of Eli Lilly and Co.; Jeffrey W. Short, of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman P.C.; and Derek Brost, chief security officer for eProtex.

A full schedule of events and a link to register are available on the CLEAR website. Due to limited space, attendees are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.