Final Logo Capital Health Tech Summit NVTC (2)The inaugural NVTC Capital Health Tech Summit on Thursday, June 15, 2017 is only days away!

For the first time at one of our Summits, NVTC is including a special Health Tech Innovation Spotlight session at the Capital Health Tech Summit. Innovative companies from the region’s health technology sector will present 5-minute flash briefings highlighting groundbreaking or unique innovations that could ultimately be game changers in health. Attendees will get to hear about the unique innovations that have the potential to impact the future of health.

We’re excited to announce the following companies selected to give briefings:

10Pearls

Aperiomics

Avanade

CGI

INF Robotics Inc.

Perthera

Protenus

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Did you know nearly 90% of all successful ransomware attacks were on hospitals in 2016? In his guest blog, Ostendio CEO and Co-Founder Grant Elliott sheds light on the cybersecurity implications of healthcare today and the importance of engaging healthcare employees in cybersecurity. Elliott will be speaking on the Cybersecurity Panel at the Capital Health Tech Summit taking place on June 15, 2017 at the Inova Center for Personalized Health.


Ostendio Logo-01Why is healthcare so heavily and successfully targeted by cybercrime? After a record number of breaches last year – nearly 90% of all successful ransomware attacks were on hospitals – it’s one that needs to be asked.

Cybercriminals target healthcare data because hospitals need immediate access to up-to-date patient information in order to provide critical care. When malware enters the system, it prohibits access to data, and in turn, prevents hospital staff from efficiently and effectively treating a patient. The cybercriminals then demand a ransom, usually in the form of Bitcoins. Ransomware is growing in popularity because it works. In 2014 alone, the FBI estimates that the minds behind the CryptoLocker strain of ransomware received nearly $27 million in six months out of data taken hostage.

When MedStar Health, a health system serving the Baltimore/Washington region, was hit by a cyberattack in 2016, they choose not to pay the Bitcoin ransom, instead choosing to shut every aspect of MedStar Health’s electronic medical record systems off.

Hospitals are also a prime target because employees aren’t always trained on security awareness. While HIPAA aims to ensures that patient privacy is protected, in general, hospitals do not place a big enough emphasis on the importance of cybersecurity. Protecting data has always been a challenge, but an aware and invested workforce can become your company’s first line of defense.

So, what can be done to try and reduce the number of data breaches?

Look to your employees. Employees are an organization’s greatest asset, and they need to be treated as such. It takes just one click on a malicious link to bring a whole system down. Make sure that each and every employee understands their role in a cybersecurity program. They need to know where data is, when they should access it, how it should be used and how it’s being protected. Only then can they can become your front line of cyber defense.

Learn more about Ostendio here and check out the latest Capital Health Tech Summit agenda!

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The inaugural Capital Health Tech Summit on June 15, 2017 is less than a month away! You’ve come to the right place for the latest updates on the Summit.


Final Logo Capital Health Tech Summit NVTC (2)NVTC is excited to announce a new keynote for the Capital Health Tech Summit: Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Dr. Don Rucker. Dr. Rucker joins Senator Tim Kaine and University of Virginia Executive Vice President, Health Affairs Dr. Richard Shannon in the keynote lineup.

Dr. Rucker comes to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) from the Ohio State University where he was clinical professor of Emergency Medicine and Biomedical Informatics and Premise Health, a worksite clinic provider, where he served as chief medical officer.

Donald W. Rucker, MDDr. Rucker started his informatics career at Datamedic Corporation where he co-developed the world’s first Microsoft Windows based electronic medical record. He then served as chief medical officer at Siemens Healthcare USA. Dr. Rucker led the team that designed the computerized provider order entry workflow that, as installed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, won the 2003 HIMSS Nicholas Davies Award for the best hospital computer system in the US. Dr. Rucker has served on the Board of Commissioners of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology and Medicare’s Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) and has extensive policy experience representing healthcare innovations before Congress, MedPAC and HHS.

He has practiced emergency medicine for a variety of organizations including at Kaiser in California; at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where he was the first full-time Emergency Department attending; at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Presbyterian and Pennsylvania Hospitals; and most recently at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center.

Dr. Rucker is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine with board certifications in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics. He holds an M.S. in medical computer science and an MBA, both from Stanford.

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Final Logo Capital Health Tech Summit NVTC (2)Explore how technology is transforming and disrupting the delivery of health at the inaugural Capital Health Tech Summit on June 15, 2017 at the Inova Center for Personalized Health.

The Capital Health Tech Summit will showcase how the intersection of commercial, government and academic assets makes Greater Washington the epicenter for innovation and opportunity in the health technology sector. Keynote speakers include Senator Tim Kaine, ONC National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Dr. Don Rucker and University of Virginia Executive Vice President of Health Affairs Dr. Richard Shannon.

The Summit will cover such exciting health tech topics as data analytics in the continuum of health, cybersecurity, pharmacogenomics, telehealth and remote patient monitoring.

Just this week new speakers from Carilion Clinic, FDA, HHS and Translational Software have joined the Summit lineup. We’re adding new speakers everyday so check the Capital Health Tech Summit agenda often!

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