Healthcare's Remote Workforce Renaissance

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About the Podcast: The CyberPHIx is a regular audio podcast series that reports and presents expert viewpoints on data security strategy for organizations handling patient health or personal information in the delivery of health-related services. These timely programs cover trends and data security management issues such as cybersecurity risk management, HIPAA and OCR compliance strategy and vendor risk management. Meditology Services, the healthcare industry's leading security and compliance firm, moderates the discussions with leaders in healthcare data security.

Healthcare cybersecurity, risk, and compliance personnel in healthcare settings have historically been required to work predominantly onsite. COVID-19 has opened the floodgates to remote work options for a variety of personnel in healthcare settings including the cyber workforce.

The changing landscape and acceptance of remote work may help to alleviate the cybersecurity talent shortages that many healthcare organizations have faced over the past several years.

Listen in as we speak with Mark Odom, Vice President & CISO at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals & Jefferson University to discuss strategies for hiring and operating a remote workforce, as well as several other strategic considerations for healthcare security programs.

Highlights of the discussion include:

  • Remote workforce strategies for security teams pre- and post-Corona
  • Philosophies for HIPAA vs. risk management emphasis for healthcare security programs
  • Effective executive communication strategies for security leaders
  • Approaches for improving efficiency and quality for security programs
  • Optimizing deployment of automation and managed services to support healthcare security programs

Mark serves as the Vice President & CISO at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals & Jefferson University. Mark has over 20 years of experience in healthcare information security, including CISO, CIO, and consulting leadership roles with Deloitte, Arkansas HIMSS, St. Bernard's Healthcare, Lubbock Heart hospital, Ozarks Medical Center, and Bay Creek, Inc.