Brandon Neiswender joined the CRISP team in 2014 as Vice President of Operations and also serves as the organizations Privacy and Security Officer. His previous role was as the Sr. Director of Health Information Exchange and Population Health for St. Luke’s University Hospital Network, a regional network of hospitals and physician practices providing care in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In this role, he was responsible for the strategy, implementation, and management of all aspects of the “Community-Wide Health Information Exchange”. This included creating legal and governance structures, privacy and security models, staffing and sustainability strategies, marketing and communications programs, and physician alignment techniques for private HIEs. Prior to joining St. Luke’s, Brandon served as the Sr. Director for Healthcare Information Technology at Erickson Retirement Communities where he was responsible for the operations and management of a $15 million healthcare technology infrastructure which included ambulatory EMR, Practice Management, and Financial systems. The healthcare technology infrastructure supported 19 facilities in 10 states with over 1300 skilled nursing and assisted living beds and 3000 users. Brandon holds a BS in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from Loyola University Maryland. He is currently an MPH candidate at Loyola University Chicago.
In the face of new and increasing threats to patient data, CRISP, Maryland’s statewide health information exchange (HIE), is tasked with securely sharing health information among approved doctor offices, hospitals, labs, radiology centers, and other health organizations. CRISP opted to take a new and unique approach to data security and protecting patient privacy. Unlike traditional compliance tools available today that rely on simple rules engines, CRISP implemented a new proactive patient privacy analytics platform with clinical context and machine learning to help detect true threats to patient privacy. In this session, attendees will learn how CRISP has used this technology to increase its security posture, is able to zero in on potential threats to the EHR across its network (which includes more than 60 hospitals and healthcare organizations), and can efficiently and effectively resolve investigations that previously may have taken months in a matter of minutes.