Annual Award Honors Leaders Who Have Made Significant Contributions to Privacy and Security; Conference Addresses Cyber Threats and New Approaches to Safeguard Health Information.

PHILADELPHIA — March 3, 2016 — Rising cyber risks and new threats to healthcare data require new approaches to safeguard protected health information (PHI). At the forefront of new privacy and security approaches is Meredith Phillips, CHC, CHPC, HCISPP, ITIL, chief information privacy & security officer at Henry Ford Health System, who will be presented with the PHI Hero Award at the 2016 PHI Protection Network Conference, taking place March 17-18, 2016 in Philadelphia. Attendees will hear from state and federal agencies and practicing security and privacy professionals about what organizations can do to manage the new data threats and address the rise in cyber-crime.

At the fourth annual 2016 PHI Protection Network Conference, Meredith Phillips, CHC, CHPC, HCISPP, ITIL, will be honored for her commitment to and outstanding work in privacy and security at Henry Ford Health System. There, she has built a culture of privacy and security across all departments and is a leading example of how other organizations can do the same. Meredith’s passion for protecting people and their health information spans her 22-year career. As chief information privacy & security officer at Henry Ford Health System, she is a strategic leader with solid processes and goals, an eye for technology and regulatory requirements, an innovative approach to data breach response, and most notably, her work to unify the entire organization and adopt a culture of privacy and security.

Based in Detroit, the Henry Ford Health System is one of Michigan’s anchor institutions and is comprised of hospitals, medical centers, and one of the nation’s largest group practices. Meredith recently became president of the board at the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA). MIFA provides leadership, education and awareness to drive the development of best-in-class technologies and influences changes to regulation, policies and law regarding Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Protected Health Information (PHI). Meredith also became the chair of the Michigan Healthcare Cybersecurity Council (MiHCC). MiHCC is an independent public-private partnership whose mission is to protect the critical healthcare infrastructure in the State of Michigan and to mature and advance the state of cybersecurity preparedness across the healthcare industry in Michigan.

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March 3, 2016 by ID Experts, PHI Protection Network