Arthur Ream is the Chief Information Security Officer and Director of Information Technology Applications at Cambridge Health Alliance, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has been in healthcare for 15 years in various IT positions at UMass Memorial Healthcare – University of Massachusetts Medical School, Youville Rehabilitation Hospital (Spaulding Rehab Affiliate), and Jewish Memorial Hospital and Rehabilitation. He returned to Boston, accepting a position at Cambridge Health Alliance as a Chief Information Security Officer and Director of IT Applications. He currently holds this dual role overseeing a multi-disciplined team of analyst managing a portfolio of applications, integration and information security for the organization. He is a regular speaker and panelist for Bentley University’s Executive Leadership Program, and International Program with Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.
Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is one of many hospitals that have embraced healthcare technology to improve patient care. But as hospitals like CHA go digital, there are growing concerns about the safety and security of patient data. As security breaches grow more prevalent, healthcare organizations need to take steps to prepare for more sophisticated attacks and protect their systems.
CHA has focused on security measures that are seamless and easy to use, including moving away from passwords for user authentication. In this session, CHA’s CISO Art Ream will outline the steps that CHA has taken to successfully secure its systems, including implementing new solutions, exploring new technologies, training providers and staff, and conducting preparedness drills.