Banks See Healthcare as an Opportunity

Conference explores the possibilities The issue of how existing online banking networks could be used to ease the exchange of healthcare information will be addressed at a "medical banking" conference in Atlanta Feb. 28-March 2.

The Medical Banking Institute is sponsored by the HIMSS Medical Banking Project. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, which recently acquired the project, also holds its annual convention in Atlanta Feb. 28-March 4.

The institute will kick off Sunday, Feb. 28, with a half-day "boot camp" that offers basic sessions on the role banks can play in healthcare information exchange. One session at the boot camp will dive into the privacy and security issues involved.

Other highlights of the conference include:

An opening panel 10:20 a.m. March 1 offering predictions on the "healthcare financial network of the future;"
A session on "Operationalizing Privacy and Security" at 2:30 p.m. March 1 featuring Lisa Gallagher, HIMSS' senior director, privacy and security; and
A "Senior Bankers' Roundtable" at 10:50 a.m. March 2, featuring representatives of U.S. Bank, Comerica Bank and Wells Fargo.

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Howard Anderson

Howard Anderson

Former News Editor, ISMG

Anderson was news editor of Information Security Media Group and founding editor of HealthcareInfoSecurity and DataBreachToday. He has more than 40 years of journalism experience, with a focus on healthcare information technology issues. Before launching HealthcareInfoSecurity, he served as founding editor of Health Data Management magazine, where he worked for 17 years, and he served in leadership roles at several other healthcare magazines and newspapers.

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