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The Institute for Health Technology Transformation Announces Webinar on Protecting Health Information Featuring Seattle Children’s Hospital Chief Technology Officer

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation Announces Webinar on Protecting Health Information Featuring Seattle Children's Hospital Chief Technology Officer

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 30, 2010

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today a health information webinar entitled "Case Study: The Challenges of Protecting ePHI to comply with HIPAA under HITECH" scheduled to take place April 13th, 2010 at 11:00am PDT.

The webinar will feature insight from Wes Wright, vice president and chief technology officer, Seattle Children's Hospital and Ram Krishnan, senior vice president of products, GuardianEdge. They will be discussing real-world healthcare environments and associated risks of exposed patient data; new federal and state mandates for the secure collection and exchange of electronic patient health information; changing priorities of managing patient data for an increasing mobile workforce of medical professionals; growing importance of secure endpoint devices to help enable quality of care; and lessons learned in choosing and deploying mobile data encryption for the protection of ePHI.

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"As healthcare moves to a wider and deeper electronically connected model, new state and federal personal privacy laws combined with updates to HIPAA are making the regulatory environment more complex than ever,'' said Ram Krishnan, senior vice president of products, GuardianEdge. "Healthcare organizations need make sure all of the systems are in place to properly protect their patients' private information.''

Wes Wright will discuss the delicate balance between enjoying the benefits of a mobile computing environment and mitigating the risks associated with it. Wes' responsibilities at Seattle Children's Hospital include: day to day operations of the IT and HIM departments which include enterprise architecture, clinical and business applications, customer service delivery, project management, knowledge management, medical records, medical coding and transcription. He manages a staff of almost 250 personnel who oversee more than 7,000 users and 5,500 network devices.

Ram Krishnan is responsible for directing, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing strategies at GuardianEdge. He brings nearly two decades of experience in creating and marketing enterprise software and information security solutions to large to mid-size enterprises. Before joining GuardianEdge, Krishnan served as the vice president of marketing and business development for Elemental Security, where he played a significant role in the creation of Elemental's ground-breaking products and led an award-winning launch of the company that successfully positioned it as an innovative market leader.

About the Institute for Health Technology Transformation

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and meaningful use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare.

About GuardianEdge

GuardianEdge, the leader in endpoint data protection, enables enterprises to safeguard confidential and proprietary data, ensure regulatory compliance, and securely mobilize computing environments. The award-winning GuardianEdge Data Protection Platform combines managed encryption and device control technologies to protect data on laptops, desktops, portable storage devices and smartphones. GuardianEdge solutions have been deployed by leading enterprises such as Lockheed Martin, Providence Health & Services, and The Hertz Corporation to protect millions of users worldwide. GuardianEdge's government customers include the U.S. departments of Defense, Education, Justice, State, Treasury, Veteran Affairs, the IRS, the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps, as well as numerous state agencies. For more information please visit


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