Members of both the Health Group of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the Georgia Chapter of HIMSS and many others joined together in the Senate Chambers of the Georgia State Capital in Atlanta today for the reading of Senate Resolution 604 which resolve that January 25, 2018 was to be recognized as Health Information Technology Day! A small leadership team was presented with the proclamation and then spoke about Atlanta branded as “The Nation’s Health IT Capital” with over 250 companies in the area.
Following the ceremony, there was a luncheon with a fantastic panel covering the topic of cybersecurity within healthcare, a problem that continues to grow every day. Moderated by the State of Georgia’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Stanton S. Gatewood (who was really entertaining), the following heavy hitters provided great insights from each of their perspectives about how to plan in advance of problems and what to do when bad things happen in healthcare organizations. Norwood Davis, CFO, @12Stone, Board Member, Gwinnett Health System; Geoff Brown, CIO, @PiedmontHealth, Edward McKinney, CISO, @FloydMedical and Chad Hunt, Supervisory Special Agent @FBIAtlanta.
I’m glad I got a chance to take part as we continue to grow both the healthcare IT community in Atlanta and throughout Georgia as well as the focus on security as an industry here, with many thanks to Internet Security Systems and Georgia Tech feeding the fire at the very beginning.
Until next time,