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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
Registration Closed

The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) assists clinicians in achieving large-scale health care transformation. 

January's webinar explained how cybersecurity is not just a technical issue—but 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 such as 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 learned 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 to share responsibility to secure electronic patient information. Laura G. Hoffman, JD and Matt Reid, MS co-presented.

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:

Access recorded webinar.

Access the latest cybersecurity discussion in the AMA’s Reinventing Medical Practice Community.

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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