HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition

Sunday, February 19, 2017 to Thursday, February 23, 2017

The NCCoE is attending the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fl at the Orange County Convention Center.


Cybersecurity Discussion: Securing PACS with NCCoE Computer Scientist Gavin O'Brien and MITRE Principal Cybersecurity Researcher Kevin Littlefield
Tuesday, February 21, 11:30am-12pm, Hall A, Booth 230
We will facilitate a discussion on potential cybersecurity risks that may be unique to Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), including analyzing the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard. We hope to also explore potential practical measures to mitigate those risks.

Securing Wireless Medical Infusion Pumps - A Use Case with NCCoE Computer Scientist Gavin O'Brien
Wednesday, February 22, 10am-11am, Tangerine Ballroom F4
This presentation demonstrates how to secure medical devices in a health provider’s enterprise network. The use case, developed in collaboration with health IT vendors at the NCCoE, covers identifying the actors interacting with infusion pumps, defining the interactions between the actors and the system, performing a risk assessment, categorizing the challenges facing successful management of medical device cybersecurity, and reviewing applicable mitigating security technologies. The outcome is a repeatable, scalable example implementation solution. Once healthcare organizations understand today’s available technologies, they can set strategies to prioritize vulnerabilities, obtain these technologies for use within their organization, educate staff, and most significantly, mitigate cybersecurity risk to patients.

YourTurn: Cybersecurity Challenges in Health Care with NCCoE Computer Scientist Gavin O'Brien
Wednesday, February 22, 1pm-2pm, Room W300 
With the support of healthcare organizations, the NCCoE at NIST, demonstrated how enterprises can secure electronic health records on mobile devices to better protect patient data. Our next project showed health organizations how to better secure wireless infusion pumps to reduce patient safety & security risks. This talk gives attendees the opportunity to discuss best practices, prioritize challenges & explore potential solutions, ultimately guiding the NCCoE on its next projects.

Exhibition Booth

Federal Health IT Solutions Pavilion Hall A, Booth #230, sponsored by The MITRE Corporation.