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.

Cybersecurity Cannot Be Overlooked

During a time of major workforce shortages and operational challenges, staff who have the expertise to oversee cybersecurity are mostly reacting to threats instead of proactively managing risks from employees, technology, processes and third-party vendors.

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. Cybersecurity experts from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will review criminal and national security 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 discuss ways to create an organizational culture of cybersecurity and facilitate cyber resource requests between technical and nontechnical leadership.

Representatives from a midsize hospital and a health system will share about their cyber or supply chain attack incidents and experiences with cloud-based security services. Attendees will also participate in a table-top exercise to test their organizations’ incident response plans. The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is generously sponsoring this event.

The forum is designed for chief executive, information, financial, operating and medical officers. The forum is open to MHA-member organizations only. Members can register for $150 per person. For more information, contact Brenda Carr at the MHA.

Cybersecurity Member Forum Scheduled for June 2

Cyberattacks are a clear and present danger to patient care and safety and are becoming a more frequent reality. Most recently, ransomware criminals issued a public statement indicating they stand ready to retaliate against the West in defense of Russia. Reinforcing cybersecurity as part of the organization’s overall risk management framework is essential to protecting the risks resulting from cyberattacks.

To assist members in strengthening their defense against such attacks, 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 in Lansing. The forum is designed for chief executive, information, financial, operating and medical officers. Cybersecurity experts from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will review criminal and national security 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 discuss ways to create an organizational culture of cybersecurity and facilitate cyber resource requests between technical and nontechnical leadership.

Representatives from a midsize hospital and a health system will share about their cyber or supply chain attack incidents and experiences with cloud-based security services. Attendees will also participate in a table-top exercise to test their organizations’ incident response plans. The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is generously sponsoring this event.

The forum is open to MHA-member organizations only. Members can register for $150 per person. For more information, contact Brenda Carr at the MHA.

Responses to Cybersecurity Attacks, Mitigation Strategies Focus of Member Forum

The healthcare sector remains a target-rich environment for cyberattacks due to a large amount of sensitive data related to patient care and operations. The MHA will host a cybersecurity member forum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24 at the Henry Center for Executive Development. The forum is designed for chief executive, information, financial, operating and medical officers.

Representatives from a midsize hospital and a health system will share the steps the leadership teams took to recover from a cyberattack 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 cyberthreats investigated and how the AHA is helping the field mitigate threats and exchange information with the FBI and other government agencies, as well as ways to facilitate cyber resource requests between technical and nontechnical leadership.

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.

The forum is open to MHA-member organizations only. Members can register for $150 per person. For more information, contact Brenda Carr at the MHA.

Cybersecurity Member Forum Scheduled for March

Cyberattacks are a clear and present danger to patient care and safety. Questions regarding organizational alignment with the current cybersecurity environment cannot be answered solely by considering the electronic defense measures that are in place. Information technology experts can lead cybersecurity efforts, but cyber risk needs to be incorporated into the overall risk management framework of a hospital or health system and receive an attendant level of executive leadership support.

The MHA will host a cybersecurity member forum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24 at the Henry Center for Executive Development. The forum is designed for chief executive, information, financial, operating and medical officers. Cybersecurity experts from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will review criminal and national security 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 discuss ways to create an organizational culture of cybersecurity and facilitate cyber resource requests between technical and nontechnical leadership.

Representatives from a midsize hospital and a health system will share about their cyber or supply chain attack incidents and experiences with cloud-based security services. 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.

The forum is open to MHA-member organizations only. Members can register for $150 per person. For more information, contact Brenda Carr at the MHA.

Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Response Training Essential to Safety

The threat or use of physical force or harassment against a healthcare worker very often results in injury, psychological trauma or stress. Aggressive behavior and violence are becoming a too frequent reality, and healthcare employees need to understand the actions and behaviors needed to protect themselves and combat workplace violence.

The MHA is holding two virtual events to assist members with these challenges. The member forum Active Shooter Prevention and Response will be offered virtually from noon to 1 p.m. EST Jan. 21 to teach participants to better detect a potential active shooter situation and actions they can take in an active shooter incident, like Run-Hide-Fight response techniques. The member forum is free of charge.

The virtual training TEAM® Essentials: Recognizing and Managing Aggression will be held from noon to 2 p.m. EST Jan. 28 and is designed for healthcare workers and volunteers who may encounter angry, disruptive or potentially dangerous individuals. The training will teach participants how to protect themselves and others by applying the TEAM® Aggression CycleSM techniques to verbally de-escalate and manage volatile situations. An organization registration fee of $100 allows for multiple employees and volunteers in one hospital to take advantage of this training.

The faculty for both events is an experienced law enforcement professional with HSS, an MHA Service Corporation Endorsed Business Partner organization with expertise in physical security and emergency management.

Contact Erica Leyko at the MHA to register for TEAM® Essentials: Recognizing and Managing Aggression. Members can register online for the Active Shooter Prevention and Response member forum or contact Brenda Carr at the MHA with questions.

Virtual Events Focus on Active Shooter, Workplace Violence Prevention and Response

Aggressive behavior and violence are becoming a too frequent reality, whether it is expressed as violence against caregivers or gun violence in the community. The MHA is holding two virtual events to assist members with these challenges.

The member forum Active Shooter Prevention and Response will be offered virtually from noon to 1 p.m. EST Jan. 21 and will teach participants to better detect a potential active shooter situation and actions they can take in an active shooter incident, like Run-Hide-Fight response techniques. The member forum is free of charge.

The virtual training TEAM® Essentials: Recognizing and Managing Aggression, scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. EST Jan. 28, is designed for healthcare workers and volunteers who may encounter angry, disruptive or potentially dangerous individuals. The training will teach participants how to protect themselves and others by applying the TEAM® Aggression CycleSM techniques to verbally de-escalate and manage volatile situations. An organization registration fee of $100 allows for multiple employees and volunteers in one hospital to take advantage of this training.

The faculty for both events is an experienced law enforcement professional with HSS, an MHA Service Corporation Endorsed Business Partner organization with expertise in physical security and emergency management.

Contact Erica Leyko at the MHA to register for TEAM® Essentials: Recognizing and Managing Aggression. Members can register online for the Active Shooter Prevention and Response member forum or contact Brenda Carr with questions.

Responses to Cybersecurity Attacks, Mitigation Strategies Focus of Member Forum

The healthcare sector remains a target-rich environment for cyber attacks due to a large amount of sensitive data related to patient care and operations. The MHA will host a cybersecurity member forum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Henry Center for Executive Development. The forum is designed for chief executive, information, financial, operating and medical officers.

Representatives from a midsize hospital and a health system will share the steps their leadership teams took to recover from cyber attacks. They will also discuss the processes used 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 discuss cyber threats investigated and how the AHA is helping hospitals mitigate threats and exchange information with the FBI and other government agencies.  They will also cover ways to facilitate cyber resource requests between technical and nontechnical leadership. In addition, attendees will participate in a table-top exercise to test their organizations’ incident response plans.

The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is generously sponsoring this event. The forum is open to MHA-member organizations only, and members can register for $150 per person. For more information, contact Brenda Carr at the MHA.