Enabling a New Era of Patient Care by Securing Connected Medical Devices

Healthcare Virtual Council

March 20, 2024 - National

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Tapan Mehta Palo Alto Networks
Tapan Mehta

Global Leader, Healthcare Strategy & Solutions

Palo Alto Networks

Council Speaker

Tapan Mehta is a transformational executive with a record of producing results in the Digital Healthcare sector spanning across Providers, Payers, and Pharma Life Sciences. Tapan brings a wealth of healthcare domain knowledge by relying on 20 plus years of experience with extensive expertise in strategy, industry solutions, thought leadership, partner alliances (start-ups and technology vendors), consultative engagements, C-suite relationship building, and overall GTM execution. He has held leadership positions leading cross-functional teams to develop innovative solutions, win market share, and incubate new business models.

Michael Gross Cleveland Clinic
Michael Gross

Manager, Cybersecurity Intelligence

Cleveland Clinic

Council Speaker

With over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, including more than two decades specializing in cybersecurity, I am a seasoned professional known for visionary leadership and comprehensive expertise in safeguarding organizations from evolving cyber threats. Key Highlights: * Cybersecurity Visionary: Throughout my career, I have consistently developed and executed robust cybersecurity strategies that align seamlessly with organizational objectives. I excel at protecting critical assets, data, and systems while proactively identifying and mitigating risks. My specialties encompass advanced threat analysis, cyber risk management, incident response, security architecture design, and regulatory compliance. As a cybersecurity visionary, I have pioneered solutions that fortify organizations against emerging threats. * Agility and Problem-Solving: My career has been marked by my ability to tackle complex challenges with agility and innovation. I leverage my expertise in cybersecurity methodologies, industry best practices, and compliance standards to provide effective solutions. * Mentorship and Leadership: I take pride in guiding and mentoring cybersecurity teams to excel in vulnerability assessment, threat detection, incident response, and recovery. I am deeply committed to fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional growth. * Communication and Work Ethic: My strong work ethic, exceptional interpersonal skills, and adept relationship-building capabilities are complemented by my proficiency in multitasking and effective communication. I thrive on embracing challenging tasks and delivering results. I am passionate about the ever-evolving field of cybersecurity and committed to contributing my expertise to secure and protect businesses in the digital age. Let's connect and explore opportunities to collaborate or share insights in this dynamic industry.

John Langone Northwell Health
John Langone

VP Biomedical Services

Northwell Health

Council Speaker

As the Vice President of Biomedical Services for the Northwell Health’s Corporate Clinical Engineering Department; a division of “True North Enterprises,” I am currently responsible for defining, implementing, sustaining, and continually enhancing standards of practice System-Wide. These efforts are focus on delivering the highest quality of support, maintenance, repair, and sophisticated asset/resource tracking of all medical devices used in the care, treatment, or diagnosis of our patients. A cornerstone of this responsibility includes the ongoing development and refinement of strategies, which yield efficient, high quality, yet cost effective solutions of service coverage, support, and workflow strategies for all owned medical equipment within all Northwell Health hospital and ambulatory facilities. Our metric driven data strategy has permitted for, among other things, risk and total cost of ownership analyses at various levels. This previously unavailable granular information now permits for timely and accurate capital forecasting necessary for proper budgetary planning, which ensures our facilities remain on the cutting edge of clinical equipment technology. We remain focuses and proactive on all present and emerging challenges to our market sector, such as medical device cyber security risks, device interoperability, centralizing flows and leveraging the most from our medical equipment’s data, as well as developing for profit revenues streams in the form of direct technical support/maintenance and medical device consulting services.

Stephen Craig New York Presbyterian Hospital
Steve Craig

Information Security Architect

New York Presbyterian Hospital

Council Speaker

NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive, integrated academic healthcare systems, dedicated to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care and service to patients in the New York metropolitan area, nationally, and around the world. In collaboration with two renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in innovative, patient-centered clinical care, research and medical education. Steve is the Senior Architect/SME in various Microsoft Technologies and has over 20 years’ experience managing and designing email systems and directory services. Steve has multiple advanced certifications and over 16 years’ experience training system engineers in multiple Microsoft technologies. Managed, designed, and migrated Exchange systems with 10+ servers in multiple locations.

Neal Patel Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Neal Patel

CIO Health IT

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Council Speaker

As the CIO for HealthIT, Dr. Patel provides leadership for translating VUMC healthcare delivery, quality, and patient safety goals into informatics strategies to optimize the delivery of patient care. He collaborates with operational and clinical leadership to foster systemic adoption and effective use of clinical applications to promote patient safety and high-quality care across the continuum and reduce the costs of care, in support of the VUMC mission. Dr. Patel has extensive experience in the use of healthcare information technology to improve clinical and quality processes, with more than 20 years of experience in implementing and advancing the use of computer order entry systems and electronic health records. He has worked with industry as well as other healthcare organizations to think strategically and proactively about the use of clinical informatics tools to transform the delivery of clinical care. Using the combination of his clinical expertise, knowledge of healthcare information technology and focus on workflow and logistics, Dr. Patel has developed key insights into the intersection of clinical space, workflow and team function. Dr. Patel has been with VUMC since 1997, when he joined VUMC as a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics (Division of Pediatric Critical Care and Anesthesia) after completing his residency and fellowship at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. He spearheaded the introduction of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). In addition to his CIO role, Dr. Patel is also Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, and has adjacent faculty appointments in Anesthesiology and Biomedical Informatics. Dr. Patel received his M.D. from the University of Southern California. He also has a master's degree in Public Health from Vanderbilt University, which he completed as a full-time physician.

Ron Fellhauer
Ron Fellhauer

Sr Dir - Enterprise Security Architecture


Council Speaker

Ron Fellhauer is currently the Sr. Director of Enterprise Security Architecture at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC). In the last 5 years in that role, he has developed and delivered security services in multiple domains, including Identity & Access Management, Logging and Incident Management, API Security, Secure Application Development and Zero Trust Network Controls and across a hybrid, multi-cloud environment. Prior to HCSC, he served as the CISO for the University of Oklahoma, where he was recognized with a CSO Top 50 Award in 2019. Ron’s foundation in infrastructure and information security services was developed over 17+ years at Dell Technologies. Ron held multiple roles at Dell, including leading all Forensic Investigations for the Office of the CIO, leading Service Transitions for outsourcing customers, and ultimately as CISO of Dell Services, where he delivered Information Security services to organizations across Healthcare, Retail, Hospitality, Financial Services, Manufacturing, and Higher Education. Ron is a father of 4 and currently resides in the Dallas area with his wife, Niki.

John Chelico MD CommonSpirit Health
John Chelico MD

System CMIO

CommonSpirit Health

Council Speaker

Senior Digital Health Executive at the Intersection of IT & Medicine, Interface with Healthcare Systems & Life Science Companies to Leverage Technology in Optimizing Patient Care, Experience & Cost My passion is to orchestrate & build scalable health-tech teams (ecosystems) and to create solutions to deliver profitable high quality care And I bring this passion to life by helping: - Healthcare executives who want to step-up their game in delivering high quality & profitable healthcare through digital transformation - Healthcare industry partners such as pharmaceuticals and device companies looking to introduce their products to healthcare providers - Health technology companies who strive to make their solutions more relevant to their clients and prospects - Healthcare administrators who want to build multi-disciplinary teams addressing complex healthcare delivery issues - Investors (Private Equity, Venture Capital, Investment Banks) and shareholders who want to better grasp the dynamics of healthcare marketplace and assess / reality-check the performance, relevance and growth potential for health technology companies or specific platforms/solutions I help healthcare players by bringing my experience as Practicing Physician, Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), Chief Information Officer (CIO), Data Warehouse Engineer, Real World Evidence Expert, Healthcare Consultant, and Business Executiv


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Enabling a New Era of Patient Care by Securing Connected Medical Devices

Healthcare providers around the world are reimagining the patient experience with the use of smart medical devices. While these devices are providing breakthrough improvements in patient outcomes, your role as the security hero/heroine requires protecting those efforts from new threat vectors and vulnerable assets from attacks and exploits. Join this session to share and hear latest industry research, and discuss how to ensure your smartest devices can also be your safest devices.

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