Big Challenge, Bigger Win: CISO Nurses Company’s IT Back To Health

Contributor: Jason Koestenblatt
Posted: 09/16/2016
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When Shawn Wiora took over as CIO and CISO of the largest independent nursing home company in Texas, he was faced with a plethora of IT challenges that would need to be drastically transformed.

“IT in healthcare can be viewed as a level or two behind other industries,” Wiora said. “Within healthcare, IT within long term care (nursing homes, assisted living facilities, etc.) is viewed as the bottom of healthcare.”

Wiora and his team began focusing on how to best elevate IT capabilities, security, and customer service and found the cloud addressed each of the criteria “in a superior fashion,” he said.

“At the time, many of my peers cautioned us about HIPAA, regulations and security,” Wiora commented. “Their cautionary messages made me pause. What was it about HIPAA and the other regulations that prevented us from going to the cloud?”

Wiora will be speaking at Enterprise Mobility Exchange’s Mobile Cloud Computing & Security event in Miami from October 11 to 12 and will discuss the challenges and solutions his enterprise realized by going 100-percent to the public cloud.

“The company took an extremely analytical approach to implementing the cloud in a way that improved every IT metric, including security, scalability and cost structure,” Wiora said.

Wiora will discuss the tangled complexity of regulations and standards, and provide insights into how enterprises can best address mobility and data protection.

The Speaker Spotlight series gives a look into what speakers at the Mobile Cloud Computing & Security exchange in Miami will discuss on October 11 and 12. To see what the CIO from Southeastrans, Inc. will be discussing, click here. Also, find out what Aetna’s Director of Software & Mobile Security will speak about here

To see how a global tire manufacturer overcame mobile security issues, and what he’ll be speaking about in Miami, click here.

The Exchange will include CIOs, CISOs, and security directors from across all industries, including keynote speakers and private networking opportunities. Find out more about the event here.  

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Jason Koestenblatt
Contributor: Jason Koestenblatt