COVID-19, HIPAA and GDPR: Why Enterprise Healthcare Needs Third Party Support for Security, Privacy and Compliance

This webinar will address the unique challenges presented to enterprise healthcare in the wake of COVID-19, from managing the complex requirements of HIPAA and GDPR, to being mindful of increased threat of cyberattack. The speakers will share signs that show you may need additional support for your compliance efforts. They will also walk through the critical differences in what it means for a cloud service to be HIPAA eligible vs HIPAA Compliant. Attendees will learn five common security and compliance mistakes enterprise healthcare will want to avoid and close with some examples of ways a qualified third party can lighten the burden of maintaining privacy, security and compliance.


Chris Bowen

Chief Privacy & Security Officer and Founder, CISSP, CCSP, CIPP/US, CIPT

Chris Bowen is Founder and Chief Privacy and Security Officer at ClearDATA. He leads ClearDATA’s internal privacy, security and compliance strategies as well as advises on the security and privacy risks faced by customers, which include global healthcare organizations, payers, providers, life science companies, and market leading innovators from Asia Pacific, North American, and Europe. Mr. Bowen also leads ClearDATA’s international security risk consulting practice and has provided counsel to some of the world’s largest healthcare organizations.

He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Cloud Security Professional from (ISC)2. As one of the leading experts on patient privacy and health data security, Chris has authored dozens of articles and is a frequent speaker at national healthcare industry events.

Speaking Experience

Mr. Bowen is a renowned expert in health-related privacy and has deep expertise in multiple public cloud platforms.  He has spoken nationally on topics spanning health data security, privacy, HIPAA and GDPR compliance, cybercrime, and breach preparedness. In the past four years alone, he has served as a faculty member for and lectured at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Health Law Institute, as well as presented at:

  • multiple, consecutive National HIMSS Conferences
  • the Amazon Alexa Challenge in Seattle
  • the Start-X-Med: Stanford Inaugural Conference in Palo Alto
  • two Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) Annual Conferences
  • the American Health Lawyers Association Health Information and Technology Practice Group
  • the Healthcare Informatics RBMA 360 conference
  • the National Dental EDI Council (NDEDIC) as keynote, to name a few.

He has been published by Network World, HealthDATA Management, Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review, Mission Critical, Healthcare Business News (DotMed), Journal of mHealth (UK), HIT Leaders and News, Healthcare Info Security, California Health Information Association (CHIA) Journal, and many others.

He holds a M.B.A. and B.S. in Economics from Arizona State University.

Presentation Topics

  • How US Healthcare Providers Should Prepare for GDPR
  • Why the new EU privacy rule will be challenging for providers
  • Who does what in the wake of a healthcare data breach
  • How to keep the top exec up to speed on security issues
  • Nine Common Security and Compliance Risks and How to Overcome Them
  • A CIO’s Journey to the Cloud
  • Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack
  • Anatomy of a Healthcare Data Breach
  • Healthcare Cloud Security Myths Debunked
  • Mitigating Security Risks from Medical Devices
  • BYOD Trends, Gaps and Challenges
  • And many more
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Scott Whyte

Former Chief Strategy Officer, ClearDATA

Mr. Whyte, a veteran health IT leader, has over 25 years experience serving the nation’s largest life science, provider, payer and health solutions organizations. At ClearDATA, he is responsible for driving innovation, growth and strategic relationships. Additionally, Scott actively advises early stage health technology companies and private equity investors on health technology.

Prior to joining ClearDATA, he was an IT Vice President at Dignity Health, the fifth largest not for profit hospital system in the nation with annual revenue over $12 billion. He oversaw $500+ million in clinical systems budget for over 40 hospitals; his responsibilities included EMRs, Clinical Integration/Accountable Care Organizations, Population Health ARRA, Health Care Reform, Patient Connectivity and Portal Strategies, Imaging, Telemedicine, Workflow and Analytics and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).

Prior to joining Dignity Health in 2005, Mr. Whyte was Vice President and CIO at the nationally ranked Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Previously he spent over 17 years helping build the healthcare practices at EY, Siemens Healthcare and Capgemini (practice now part of Accenture) serving hospitals, health insurers and life sciences companies. This included building a health consulting practice of over 70 professionals. He has spoken nationally on topics including accountable care, cloud, health information exchanges, portals and genomics.

Mr. Whyte spoke at the ONC Annual Conference, testified before the ONC HIT Policy Committee and the ONC Privacy & Security Tiger Team, and he served as the Co-Chair of the California state HIE, Cal eConnect, Technology Advisory Group (TAG). He founded and served as Co-Chairman of the HL7 Clinical Genomics Special Interest Group which is working with an international team of physicians, biopharmaceutical specialists, bioinformatics specialists and regulators to develop an international data exchange standard for genetic information.