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CHIEF Executive Forum C90 - Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Building a Robust Cyber Defence Program

  • February 24, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Online



CHIEF Executive Forum C90 – February 24, 2022, 1-2:30pm ET 

Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Building a Robust Cyber Defence Program - A Fireside Chat with Fran Thompson, Interim CIO, Health Services Executive, Ireland and June Leung, Head of Identity and Access, Moneris; Lindsay MacDonald, Head of Health and Academic Sector Engagement; moderated by Cindy Fedell, Regional CIO, Northwestern Ontario Hospitals

Cybersecurity is top of mind as attacks in healthcare are becoming more common and increasingly difficult to prevent and mitigate. This session aims to build on the foundation of established IT security in healthcare with a discussion focused on real world practices that emphasize people, technology, and processes along with use-cases, and methodologies.

Fran Thompson is interim Chief Information Officer of the Health Service Executive (HSE) and CEO of eHealth Ireland enabling the digital transformation of Ireland’s health service. Fran Thompson has over 25 years health ICT leadership experience and has a comprehensive understanding and practical application of transformation and change management within the health sector. Before his appointment as interim Chief Information Officer Fran was the Programme Director for the Strategic e-Health Programme for the Office of the CIO. Fran has been involved with all aspects of ICT and has played a leading role in delivering various projects and programmes including Hospital Administration and Hospital Clinical systems, Primary Care messaging solutions and Health Finance solutions. Fran led the creation and set up of the ICT Project Management Office within the HSE and has responsibility for delivering a number of key strategic e-Health programmes including the electronic health record for the country and the Individual Health Identifier.


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