Tuesday May 10, 2022

Cybersecurity and downtime preparedness in health system pharmacy: readiness and mitigation

In part two of this three-part series on cyber preparedness, Peter Giordano, Vice President of Security and Compliance, and Randy Gerwitz, Senior Consulting Director in Pharmacy Solutions, both at Vizient, share their thoughts on the challenges that face organizations during a prolonged event, including providing pharmacy services and managing patient care during that downtime.


Guest speakers:
Peter Giordano, MS, MIS
Vice President of Security and Compliance 


Randy Gerwitz, RPh
Senior Consulting Director in Pharmacy Solutions 


Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Executive Director
Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence


Show Notes:

[01:27-2:22] Landscape of cyber security and threats to health systems

[02:23-4:25] Educating staff about risks and actions of leadership teams

[04:26-5:11] Phishing attacks and other illicit strategies

[5:12-7:20] Implications for frontline staff and patient care

[7:21-9:13] Issues and impact of mergers and acquisitions

[9:14-10:16] HIPAA implications 

[10:17-10:45] Carrying insurance against events

[10:46-11:49] Implications for Pharmacy

[11:50-13:33] How staff can help protect system


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