PRIVACY & SECURITY FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT
San Francisco, CA - May 11 - 12, 2017
William Parkinson (Bill) is a global director in the Enterprise Solutions group in Unisys and Life Sciences and Healthcare industry expert. Bill brings in-depth understanding of the healthcare industry and is responsible for identifying and implementing strategic innovations within the Unisys Life Sciences and Healthcare industry. He has an in-depth understanding of the healthcare industry and the challenges organizations face in managing foundational changes in reimbursement, ever increasing compliance requirements, and the need to redesign business processes and reduce costs in order to remain relevant. His focus areas are improving patient outcomes, increasing cost of care, and improving patient satisfaction through analytics and the appropriate application of IT and BPO solutions cost-effectively. Bill graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Healthcare Economics and has worked with individual, group and government health plans, providers and Life Sciences organizations prior to joining Unisys.
While significant attention has been given to security and privacy concerns surrounding pharmaceutical development, manufacturing, and supply, considerably less has been given to medical devices and diagnostics. This is perplexing, since for medical devices particularly, the confluence of IoT and mobility represent one of the most attractive areas of cyberattack. Personal medical records are now valued 10-20 times more highly than financial data. This information can be used to create online personas, which in turn are used to propagate massive identity theft and other crimes. This session will be a call to action to help combat these worrisome emerging trends.