Practical strategies for
solving the health care puzzle

June 19 – 21 | SAN DIEGO

Track: Executive Leadership Lessons

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  • Health Care Cybersecurity Risks and Mitigations
  • Climate and Health Resilience Planning, Capacity Building, and Tools
Health Care Cybersecurity Risks and Mitigations

More than 30 percent of all major cyber incidents from 2016 to 2022 targeted health care organizations. Cyber attackers and defenders have started using artificial intelligence more broadly, and governments are now proposing legislation for minimum levels of cyber controls. Although cybersecurity is expensive, a cyber incident is even more expensive. This discussion focuses on key challenges health care organizations face and cybersecurity controls to answer those challenges. Discover the latest techniques, ethics, and trends changing the face of cybersecurity.

James Durkin
Information Security Officer
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare

Climate and Health Resilience Planning, Capacity Building, and Tools

It is indisputable: Our climate is changing. The health impacts of climate change are numerous, severe, and prolific —  and unequal in their reach. UC San Diego Health, in San Diego, and Health Care Without Harm will equip essential hospitals with a framework for building climate resilience within their existing programs and operations. Attendees will learn how to identify climate impacts and associated risk to their organization’s people, assets, and services. Following this session, attendees will return to their facilities with information and tools to begin crafting a step-wise strategy and a team for developing a health- and equity-focused climate resilience plan.

Nicole Poletto, MESM
Sustainability Analyst
UC San Diego Health

Grant Madden, PCP
Business Continuity Manager
UC San Diego Health

Winslow Dresser
Associate Director of Regional Climate Solutions
Health Care Without Harm

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