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Webinar: How to Counteract Ransomware Attacks on HealthCare

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Please join us for this one hour presentation on the risk ransomware poses to healthcare systems and learn how to combat the threat.

Outcome Objectives:

  • Describe the basics of ransomware and why it poses cybersecurity and other risks
  • Determine weaknesses in healthcare systems
  • Identify methods to counteract ransomware in medical settings

This webinar is made possible through funding provided by Health Resources and Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (G22RH24749). And through an Interagency Service Agreement (ISA) with the Arizona Department of Health Services (Agreement No: CTR052390), and funds from the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Office of Health Information Technology, Health Resources and Services Administration, DHHS (G22RH24749) and the Office of Rural Health Policy.

Jeanne E. Varner-Powell, JD
Jeanne E. Varner-Powell, JD
Senior Legal Risk Management Consultant
Mutual Insurance Company of Arizona

As a medical malpractice defense attorney, Varner-Powell represented hospitals and health care professionals for nearly 20 years. In 2020, she left litigation to join thw Mutual Insurance Company of Arizona as the senior legal risk management consultant. In this position, she writes and speaks on medical professional liability topics and consults directly with insured physicians and practices.

David Shelley
David Shelley
BVA, Inc.

David Shelley grew up in Washington DC, and has been living in Arizona since 2004. He loves helping organizations stay current on cutting edge technology that is reliable, secure and current. Shelley has a strong background in project management, technical delivery and customer relations.

To request any disability-related accommodations for this event please contact the event coordinator at least three business days prior to the event.
CME Credit/Disclaimer: 

Accreditation / Credit Designation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and polices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and Maricopa County Medical Society. The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 6:00pm
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Melanie Esher-Blair
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Arizona Telemedicine Program