Webinar on Demand - Cybersecurity: Cyber Attacks in Healthcare

Webinar on Demand - Cybersecurity: Cyber Attacks in Healthcare

Webinar On Demand
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Online Course | Specialties: Family Medicine, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine
Released: 4/29/2021
Expires: 4/28/2023
Max Credits: 1.0

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Jordan Selzer, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine School of Medicine and Health Sciences
George Washington University
Washington, DC
Presenter Bio
Dr. Jordan Selzer is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and disaster and operational medicine fellow at George Washington University. His areas of interest include military/NGO integration in disaster response, healthcare cybersecurity, and direct operational response. He currently works with a research group of physicians and emergency managers, focusing on a variety of topics within healthcare cybersecurity. They have published on topics including medical simulations featuring cyberattacks, emerging cybersecurity threats in healthcare, and attacks on medical devices.

Activity Planners
Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN, CPHRM, CHCP
Associate Director Quality & Compliance
East Lansing, MI

Mark J. Hakim, BS, MA, MBA, CPHRM
Director, Risk Management & Patient Safety Educational Strategy
East Lansing, MI

Learning Objectives
Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the common types of cyberattacks that occur in healthcare settings.
  • Describe who performs these attacks and why they happen.
  • Discuss possible solutions to reduce cybersecurity risks.

Target Audience
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, risk managers, quality managers, patient safety officers, performance improvement staff members, administrators, pharmacists, legal counsel, front-line staff members, and any other interested parties.
Statement of Need
The rise in cybersecurity threats against and breaches of healthcare organizations continues to place patient privacy at risk. The complex issue of cybersecurity creates opportunities for healthcare providers to gain new knowledge of the threats and examine methods to increase the security of both patient and business information. Healthcare providers need to gain this knowledge to positively influence patient care, maintain trust, and improve the ability of healthcare organizations to address these threats. Increased knowledge can then be applied to decrease risks and improve care.

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Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity will receive a Statement of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.

Instructions to Receive Credit
To receive credit, review the introductory CME/CNE material, watch the webinar, and complete the evaluation.

Initial Release Date: April 29, 2021
Expiration Date: April 28, 2023

Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 60 minutes

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Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation.

Jordan Selzer, MD, has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.

The activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
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Cyberattacks have become all too common in healthcare, given the extensive integration of electronic health records, data systems, and connected devices. These attacks take a variety of forms (ransomware, DDoS, phishing, Medjack, etc.) and are costly. The cost is not only millions of dollars in lost revenue and fines but also reputational damage and potentially patient harm. Would you like to know how you can protect yourself and your patients? If so, please join Dr. Jordan Selzer as he reviews the common types of cyberthreats faced by healthcare providers and facilities, outlines the consequences of attacks, and offers solutions and strategies you can incorporate into daily practice to reduce your risk.

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