June 2021
Webinar: Deploying Cybersecurity to Protect
Your Healthcare Organization from Hackers
The number of U.S. healthcare data breach incidents increased by over 55% in 2020 compared to 2019, with 599 data breaches affecting more than 26 million people. The total cost was a whopping $13.2 billion.

Cybersecurity for hospitals and healthcare providers will be the topic of the June 23 DCH/GaHIN webinar. During the presentation, you’ll learn the role of cybersecurity in protecting patient records, ensuring continuity of care and avoiding damage to your reputation and bottom line.

Our speaker will be Tracy M. Field, a Partner at Parker Hudson law firm and long-time counsel to GaHIN, who will provide background on healthcare breaches and the role played by the government. Field is a frequent national presenter and thought leader on issues facing the healthcare industry.

Based upon her extensive experience, Field will offer practical considerations and real-life examples, and offer insights into security measures that can help protect your organization and reduce costs. Joining Field on the webinar will be a speaker whose company recently experienced a healthcare records breach. (The speaker’s company will be identified during the webinar.)

From sophisticated cyberattacks to mishandled health record disposals, learn what you can do to protect your patient data, ranging from staff education to sophisticated protection systems.
The Cost of Data Breaches
according to the 2020 IBM Data Breach Report

$3.86 million
Average total cost of a data breach

United States
Most expensive country

Most expensive industry

280 days
Average time to identify and contain a breach
June Update on New Tech 21 Project - Sign Agreements!
GaHIN has received several signed Master Member Agreements and is actively following up with other members to answer questions in order to expedite turnaround on the document.

Without a new Master Member Agreement, IBM will not release member data and Velatura cannot import the member data. The only change to the Master Member Agreement was changing the name on the agreement to Velatura from IBM/Truven.

Meanwhile, the onboarding implementation team is continuing its work with members to prepare the platform for go-live later this summer.

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