Cyber Security in Healthcare: Landscape and Threats

Session Description

The threat of cyberattacks is increasing each day. Although much of what is publicized reflects attacks on governmental agencies and large corporations, healthcare is not immune. This program will provide an orientation to some of the challenges that your practice or organization may be facing now and in the future.

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Meet the Presenter

Myka Whitman

MHL, BSN, RN, CPHRM, CPPS, CPHQ
Senior Risk Solutions Consultant

Myka has more than 20 years of healthcare experience and has dedicated the last 13 years to healthcare risk management and patient safety. She has served as the lead risk management and patient safety executive for two large multifaceted healthcare systems.

Throughout her career, Myka has developed skills and expertise in patient safety, clinical risk management, process improvement, enterprise risk management, claims management, healthcare leadership, regulatory compliance, accreditation readiness, quality improvement, and emergency medicine.

Myka is a registered nurse and has a clinical background in emergency medicine and trauma services. She earned a master’s degree in healthcare administration and a bachelor of science degree in nursing from West Texas A&M University. She holds the designations of Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM), Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS), and Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). Myka also is a TeamSTEPPS® Master Trainer.

Myka has served on several committees and the Patient Safety Task Force for the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. She also is a member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the National Association for Healthcare Quality, and the Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management.