Meredith R. Harper

Chief Security & Privacy Security Officer
Henry Ford Health System

Meredith R. Harper, MHSA, CHC, CHPC, HCISPP, ITIL, joined Henry Ford Health System in 2003 as its first Chief Privacy Officer after completing a consulting engagement with Health Alliance Plan, where she served as a HIPAA Project Manager beginning in late 2002. Over her 23-year career, Meredith has emerged as a strategic leader who is not just interested in processes, goals and objectives; she is most passionate about her greatest assets -- her human capital.

Meredith's success has been attributed to her ability to manage large-scale complex projects involving cross-functional areas within integrated delivery systems and health plans while advancing the skill sets of her team members. As the industry has evolved, so has her areas of responsibilities. In 2012, her role was expanded to include leadership responsibilities for Information & Network Security, Privacy & Security Risk Management as well as Identity & Access Management.

As Chief Information Privacy & Security Officer, Meredith has responsibility for the protection of Henry Ford’s provider, insurance, retail and research businesses. Her sensitivity to the operational needs of these various businesses helps her guide the objectives of her team to ensure that the operations are successfully married with the technology or regulatory requirements.

Since 2004, Meredith has been an active member of the Health Care Compliance Association and the International Association of Privacy Professionals, where she has demonstrated her commitment to compliance by holding dual certifications in healthcare compliance and privacy. Meredith is certified as a HealthCare Information Security & Privacy Practitioner through the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)².

Meredith is a member of HIMSS, Inforum, the PHI Protection Network, the Michigan Council of Women in Technology, Information Technology Senior Management Forum, Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security, America’s Health Insurance Plans, InfraGard, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association and Walsh College IT/Cybersecurity Advisory Board. She also serves as a Governing Body Co-Chair for the Detroit CISO Executive Summit, the Chair of the Michigan Healthcare Cybersecurity Council and is the President of the Medical ID Fraud Alliance.



9:40 AM Security Alert: These Top Security Issues Can Make or Break Your Healthcare System




3:55 PM Transforming Healthcare through Personalized, Consumer-Centric Healthcare

Most healthcare organizations have put strategic security leadership in place, but where that strategic outlook intersects with tactical delivery, it dwells heavily within the CIO’s domain. We’ll address the market longevity of products and their path to commoditization, the true level of effort in implementing them, and when is the appropriate timing for each. This talk will equip CIOs and IT leaders with the information necessary to ensure they can both challenge the demands of their security leaders, and effectively support their requirements upstream to executive and board leadership. During this keynote, we’ll discuss:
 
·         How to effectively challenge your CISO and security leaders
·         Recognizing key prerequisites that are critical to buying a technology
·         How to navigate the cybersecurity investment noise