San Francisco, CA
June 11-12, 2018

Deb Muro

Chief Information Officer
El Camino Hospital

Deb Muro is the chief information officer for El Camino Hospital, a 420-bed non-profit organization in Mountain View, Calif., where everything the staff does reflects a deep belief that improved technology leads to improved patient care.

Deb joined the hospital in 2014 and during her tenure led the installation and implementation of the hospital’s EPIC electronic health record system. With more than 25 years of combined nursing, clinical, healthcare and technology experience, Deb has held various healthcare IT management positions focused on the delivery of technology solutions and best practices. Prior to joining El Camino Hospital, she served in executive level positions for Unity Point Health and Allina Health System and led large enterprise-wide technology implementations involving multiple acute care hospitals, outpatient/ambulatory clinics and critical access rural hospitals. As CIO, her responsibilities include management and oversight of technology strategy and the Information Services Division.

Deb received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Baylor University and a Master’s in Human Relations and Business from Amber University. In 2012, Deb was nominated as a Finalist for the Iowa Technology Association “Women of Innovation” Award.

June 11, 2018
3:50pm - 4:25pm
Grand Ballroom

In this session, security executives from two leading Bay Area healthcare organizations discuss the keys to creating strong resilient security programs that enable digital transformation and facilitate organizational business goals.

John Muir Health Vice President and CISO Tom August, in addition to his many years leading healthcare security teams, co-authored The CISO Handbook: a Practical Guide to Securing Your Company.  El Camino Hospital CIO Deb Muro has lead large technology implementation projects and, over the past two years, has built El Camino’s security program from the ground up.

Both Tom and Deb strongly support using risk assessments to identify, prioritize, and address vulnerabilities, and they’ll share with attendees best practices for doing just that.

Key takeaways:

  • How a risk-based approach to security eliminates the fear factor, strips away the hype, and maximizes resources and mitigation efforts.
  • Successful approaches on how to talk to senior leadership in a way that generates ongoing support.
  • Best practices for creating resilient security programs that overcome incidences quickly, protect patients and keep the business up and running.

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