VMblog: Industry Experts Share Hot Topics and Trends for HIMSS 2023

NetSPI was featured in VMblog’s pre-show coverage of the HIMSS conference. Read the preview below or view it online here.


HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) is one of the largest conferences in the healthcare industry, bringing together industry leaders, experts, and enthusiasts from across the globe. The conference provides a platform for sharing the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in the healthcare IT sector.

The future of Healthcare IT and its impact on the healthcare workforce is going to be a hot topic discussed at HIMSS 2023. The integration of new technologies such as AI, Blockchain, and Telemedicine in healthcare will require a new set of skills and competencies among healthcare workers. HIMSS 2023 will provide a platform for industry leaders and experts to discuss the training and education programs needed to equip the healthcare workforce with the necessary skills to adapt to these changes.

HIMSS 2023 promises to be an exciting event, bringing together healthcare professionals, industry leaders, and enthusiasts to discuss the latest trends and technologies in healthcare IT. The conference will provide a platform for discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the healthcare industry and exploring how new technologies can be leveraged to improve patient outcomes, reduce costs, and enhance the overall quality of care.

Keep reading below as industry experts share their thoughts around the hot topics and trends they expect to hear more about at this year’s event.

Chad Peterson, Managing Director, NetSPI

“As ransomware attacks against the healthcare sector rise, it’s critical that organizations ensure they are remaining compliant with HIPAA. Last year, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) filed 22 HIPAA resolution agreements totaling over $1.12 million in settlement fines. A key issue is that HIPAA provides little guidance around the best practices to achieve compliance – leaving holes in healthcare organization’s security strategies. An often overlooked solution to this ongoing issue is penetration testing, which addresses the need to map, understand, and close gaps in an organization’s attack surface that could expose electronic protected health information (ePHI). Looking forward, healthcare security and IT teams must take a proactive mindset to HIPAA compliance. Organizations that implement comprehensive pentesting programs into their security programs will achieve better compliance and build resilience in the current threat landscape.”

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