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Viewpoints on Imaging Equipment Service in 2018: Tips, Trends and the FDA

Monday, June 4—7:00 a.m.–8:15  a.m. CC 104AB

In-house HTM teams are becoming more capable than ever, ISOs are evolving and consolidating, and OEMs are providing more customized contracts than ever before. In these rapidly changing times, what factors should a facility consider when selecting its imaging equipment parts and service partners? And, what impact will the FDA's investigation have on those factors?

Speakers:  Mike Busdicker, System Director of Clinical Engineering for Intermountain Healthcare; Pat Fitzgerald, Executive VP and GM for Richardson Healthcare; Aaron Goryl, GM of In-House & On Demand for GE Healthcare; Rob Kerwin, General Counsel for IAMERS; Sheila O'Donnell, VP of Technical Operations for Crothall
Moderator:  Philip Jacobus, publisher, HealthCare Business News

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Clinical Engineering Symposium Presented by ACCE
Managing and Securing Medical Devices in the Home and Non-Traditional Environments

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Sunday, June 3—7:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. CC 104AB

A light breakfast will be available prior to the session; please plan to arrive 15 minutes early.


Changing demographics and care delivery models, the desire to reduce costs, and the evolution of new medical technologies have resulted in devices migrating from traditional hospital settings into patient homes and other non-traditional environments.  These new environments are more difficult to secure and manage with respect device security and data privacy.  Both the security and privacy risks are likely to be even greater in the more loosely controlled environments and in the movement between disparate environments. 

This symposium will:

  • contrast the difference in risks and cyberthreats between traditional and non-traditional care environments
  • describe the level of security features that care providers and consumers should look for in selecting medical devices for these environments
  • describe the challenges of introducing digital consumer devices into the data ecosystem
  • describe the additional steps HTM and IT professionals should take to secure medical devices in these environments—for example: access restrictions, patient education, security and status monitoring, patching and updating, incident detection and response, security considerations for the home and public digital environments.


7:00 a.m.–7:10 a.m. Welcome, Introduction Arif Subhan, MS, CCE, CHTM, FACCE, ACCE President
7:10 a.m.–7:55 a.m. The Security Risks Associated with an Evolving Ecosystem Axel Wirth, CPHIMS CISSP HCISSP, Distinguished Technical Architect, Symantec Corporation
7:55 a.m.–8:40 a.m. Security Risk Management Processes in the New Environment Steve Grimes, FACCE FAIMBE FHIMSS, Principal Consultant, Strategic Healthcare Technology Associates, LLC
8:40 a.m.–8:55 a.m. BREAK
8:55 a.m.–9:40 a.m. Manufacturing Secure Products for the New Environment

Steve Abrahamson, BSME MBA CEM, Senior Director, Product Cyber Security, GE Healthcare

9:40 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion—Healthcare Providers Discuss Migrating and Adapting Security Practices to the New Environment Steve Abrahamson
Steve Grimes
Inhel Rekik
, MS, Georgetown University Hospital
Priyanka Upendra,
MSE, CCMS. SSLP, CHTM, Intermountain Healthcare
Axel Wirth