2019 was a rough year for data breaches in senior living. More than 60 facilities were impacted by a single software company breach in June. The average cost of a data breach in the health care industry was $6.45 million, according to the 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Study from Ponemon Institute and IBM Security. 2020’s COVID-19 crisis has seen the temporary loosening of HIPAA rules by the HHS Office for Civil Rights, to accelerate telehealth adoption in senior living. What is the state of your data security? Once the COVID-19 crisis has been declared under control by HHS and other government agencies, what story will you be able to tell as it relates to the security of resident data? These IT leaders will run through the punch list required to ensure your story will be a good one.
Diana Burley, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Research, American University
Beau Smithback, Chief Information Officer, vcpi
Mark Marshall, VP, IT & Business Analytics, Brandywine Living