Digital and Physical Security in Healthcare: Practical Things You Can Do Today

A lot of attention is paid to digital security in healthcare, but along with digital security, you also need to address physical security. The two go hand in hand, so at the HIMSS 2019 conference, I hosted a meetup with four experts at the Fortinet booth to discuss this challenging topic. We had a wide ranging discussion that looked at both digital and physical security and what healthcare organizations could do today to defend against the attacks.

Along with talking about specific security challenges and solutions, we also talked about the importance of security in healthcare. I was impressed by how these healthcare CIOs made efforts to secure patient data in their organization such an important priority. They didn’t beat around the bush about the trust that patients had put in them and their need to secure that data. It was a sombering message about security in healthcare.

If you are a healthcare leader, you’ll enjoy this healthcare security discussion with Tom Stafford, VP & Chief Information Officer at Halifax Health, Erik Devine, Chief Information Security Officer at Riverside Healthcare, Jason Dugenio, Chief Information Officer at Bridgeway Senior Healthcare, and Troy Roberts, Vice President, Customer Success & Enhanced Technologies at Fortinet Healthcare that’s embedded below or is available on the Healthcare IT Today YouTube channel.

Let us know your thoughts and perspectives on what these healthcare security leaders shared. Do you agree with them? Do you disagree? Are there other resources, strategies, best practices you’d suggest that are making a difference in your organization?

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.