Cybersecurity Member Forum Scheduled for June 2

The MHA will host a cybersecurity member forum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2 at the Henry Center for Executive Development. Increasing cybersecurity threats support the need for leaders to identify vulnerabilities of medical devices and supply chains, to select staff who can lead threat mitigation while workforce shortages remain high, as well as a host of other responsibilities.

Representatives from a midsize hospital and a health system will share the steps the leadership teams took to recover from cyberattacks and the processes amplified to identify vulnerabilities and reduce breaches of data systems and cloud-based security services. Cybersecurity experts from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will also discuss cyber threats investigated and how the AHA is helping the field mitigate threats and exchange information with the FBI and other government agencies. They will also share ways to facilitate cyber resource requests between technical and nontechnical leadership, including chief information, financial and medical officers.

Attendees will also participate in a table-top exercise to test their organizations’ incident response plans. The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services is generously sponsoring this event.

To create a safe meeting for everyone, the MHA has developed a code of conduct, including COVID-19 vaccination verification. The vaccination verification process and other safety measures are detailed on the Member Forum webpage under the Code of Conduct policy. The forum is open to MHA-member organizations only, who can register for $150 per person. For more information, contact Brenda Carr at the MHA.