HEALTHCARE SECURITY FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT

San Francisco, CA
June 11-12, 2018

Allyson Vicars

Associate Director, Health IT Research
The Advisory Board

Allyson Vicars is an associate director with The Advisory Board’s Health Care IT Advisor research program. She specializes in information security. Her research interests also include: telemedicine, IT workforce development, emerging payment methodologies, innovation, and digital disruption.

Previously, Allyson was a strategic pricing analyst with Novant Health, where she supported managed care contract negotiations, bundled payment initiatives, price transparency, and other pricing strategy efforts. Prior to that she served as a consultant with a revenue cycle firm where she assisted health systems with strategic pricing decisions. Allyson started her career in operations at a large multi-specialty independent medical group in North Carolina.

Allyson received her bachelor’s degree from Davidson College in economics and her MBA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Belk College of Business in health care administration. She regularly presents to executive teams across the US and is an active member of HIMSS.

June 11, 2018
12:35pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom

C-suites and boards must collaborate with security leaders to build cyber resilient organizations. Yet, too often, security leaders struggle to convey clear opportunities for senior leaders to engage in the necessary enterprise-wide approach to cyber risk. The result: Security doesn’t get the resources or support it needs and security efforts remain an uphill battle.  

In this session, Advisory Board security expert Allyson Vicars shares key takeaways from deep industry research on how to have a productive conversation on security and risk with the most senior leaders in your health care organization.

Key takeaways:

  • Tips for cybersecurity conversations with C-suite executives
  • Messages for security leaders to deliver to the C-suite
  • Key areas C-suite can have an impact in security

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