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Cybersecurity Webinar: A Patient Safety Issue

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The monthly "Share, Listen, Speak, Learn" webinar series delivers resources on topics practices need to help them thrive.
January 24, 2018
12:00 PM
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The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) assists clinicians in achieving large-scale health care transformation. 

January's webinar explains how cybersecurity is not just a technical issue—it’s also a patient safety issue. As cybersecurity threats increasingly expose physicians and their patients to risk, the AMA has taken several steps to increase awareness and understanding of good cyber hygiene. 

Recently, a joint research effort between the AMA and Accenture found that:

  • Physicians recognize that it’s not “if,” but “when” they’ll experience a cyberattack.
  • Physicians rely heavily on third parties like health IT vendors for security support.
  • Physicians want to share data, and as such, the health care industry needs to work together to create a secure environment for the good of the patient. 

In this 1-hour webinar, attendees will learn how the AMA is shaping the national cybersecurity conversation to focus on patient safety, how physicians can be empowered advocates for their patients and how it’s a shared responsibility to secure electronic patient information. Laura G. Hoffman, JD and Matt Reid, MS will co-present.

CME Information

The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Share, Listen, Speak and Learn

Participants are encouraged to share AMA resources, listen and participate in the live event, speak by joining the conversation in the AMA digital community, and learn from the additional resources found externally or in the AMA Education Center. 

Share the following AMA resources:

Listen to the webinar (available soon).

Speak at the upcoming discussion on cybersecurity in the AMA’s Reinventing Medical Practice Community (Jan. 24–31, 2018).

Learn through the following resources on this topic:

Learn more about the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative and the full webinar series.

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