ANN ARBOR, MI, November 2, 2022 – For many years, The Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) and The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) have played an important role in educating, sharing information with and connecting Health IT executives across all areas of their business including cybersecurity, and healthcare security best practices.

AEHIS and CHIME have teamed up with the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Health-ISAC) to further this effort of providing AEHIS Membership and CHIME Membership with the information they need to protect their organizations from cybersecurity threats.

View full press release from CHIME here:

CHIME/AEHIS Partner with Health-ISAC to Provide Timely Healthcare Security Alerts and Tactics for Our Membership

 

Information Sharing Challenges

Although challenging, AEHIS, CHIME, and other healthcare IT and security organizations have worked together to gather and share cybersecurity intelligence with one another in a fast and efficient way. Rapid distribution protects healthcare organizations around the globe from current security risks, attacks, and threats. Providing information in a timely manner is vital when a security risk arises; however, it can be challenging to gather all the information from multiple sources, draft the reports and alerts, and get communications out to our different Membership audiences quickly. It’s also beyond the scope of the CHIME/AEHIS mission to pull together actionable tactics, technical instructions, and best practices for security departments to follow to protect their networks.

 

Solution: Enter the Health Security Information Sharing Experts

 

Health-ISAC has agreed to partner with CHIME/AEHIS in providing its Members with the vital information they need to manage and secure their networks. CHIME will distribute this information collected by Health-ISAC, which could include:

  • – TLP: White/clear and TLP: Green Materials to include Health-ISAC Newsletter, vulnerability and threat bulletins, and other actionable and relevant information including intelligence on threats, incidents, and vulnerabilities that can include data such as indicators of compromise, tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) of threat actors, advice and best practices, mitigation strategies and other valuable material.
  • – The Health-ISAC annual report, focused security research prepared by or in collaboration with the Health-ISAC, white papers, and other non-technical material of interest to healthcare CIOs.

 

“We are very excited to have this opportunity to share with the members of CHIME and AEHIS,” says Denise Anderson, President and CEO of Health-ISAC. “We see it as our mission to strengthen the resilience of the health sector through the sharing of actionable situational awareness, threat indicators, vulnerabilities and best practices among other intelligence vital to the security of health organizations. In addition, through this partnership we offer an opportunity to learn about joining our trusted community and the valuable information, connections and services we provide.”

 

Benefits of This Partnership for AEHIS and CHIME Members

This partnership between CHIME/AEHIS and Health-ISAC will provide additional value to AEHIS Members and CHIME Members. They will receive more timely, detailed alerts/security bulletins along with documented instructions, advice, tips, and strategies from experts that allow them to quickly address threats, breaches, and/or security vulnerabilities.

“This new agreement between CHIME/AEHIS and the Health-ISAC is truly a win-win-win. It helps both CHIME and AEHIS Members receive more appropriate, timely, and actionable notifications,” says David Finn, Vice President, AEHIS, AEHIT, AEHIA. “It also helps the Health-ISAC expand their reach into the sector, particularly with the small and medium healthcare providers. It lifts all healthcare security “boats,” and that is a win for the entire sector.”

 

About CHIME

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs), chief innovation officers (CIOs), chief digital officers (CDOs) and other senior digital health leaders. CHIME includes more than 5,000 members in 56 countries and two U.S. territories and partners with over 160 healthcare IT businesses and professional services firms. CHIME and its three associations provide a highly interactive, trusted environment that enables senior industry leaders to collaborate, exchange best practices, address professional development needs and advocate for the effective use of information management to improve health and care in their communities. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.

About Health-ISAC

Health-ISAC Inc. (Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center), is a global, non-profit, member-driven organization offering healthcare stakeholders a trusted community and forum for coordinating, collaborating, and sharing vital physical and cyber threat intelligence and best practices with each other. Health-ISAC is a trusted community of critical infrastructure owners and operators within the Healthcare and Public Health sector (HPH). The community is primarily focused on sharing timely, actionable, and relevant information with each other including intelligence on threats, incidents and vulnerabilities that can include data such as indicators of compromise, tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) of threat actors, advice and best practices, mitigation strategies and other valuable material. For more information, please visit h-isac.org.

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Contacts:

David Finn
Vice President, AEHIS, AEHIT, AEHIA
CHIME
832-816-2206
dfinn@chimecentral.org

Steve Hunter
Vice President, Marketing & Development
Health-ISAC (Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center)
Cell: (904) 553-1859
Office: (321) 593-1420
shunter@h-isac.org

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