HIMSS18 Annual Conference
Wynn Las Vegas
Mar. 5, 2018

Pat Combes

Global Technical Leader - Healthcare and Life Sciences
Amazon Web Services

Patrick Combes joined Amazon Web Services in April 2016 and is responsible for AWS’ world- wide technical strategy in Healthcare and Life Sciences (HCLS). Patrick helps develop and implement the strategic plan to engage customers and partners in the industry and leads the community of technically focused HCLS specialists within AWS.

Patrick began his career in scientific computing at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) where he was a developer for embedded systems used to gather and process instrumentation data in real-time. Later, Patrick joined Cray Research where he was responsible for Linux kernel development, integration and development of the programming environment of the Red Storm/XT3/XT4 and Cascade platforms. He joined Rosetta Biosoftware (Merck) in 2005 to build and integrate products for genomics and proteomics into HPC environments and was responsible for many professional service engagements globally while in this capacity. Rosetta Biosoftware was acquired by Microsoft in 2009 and Patrick continued his work as part of the Amalga Life Science Platform within the Health Solutions Group (HSG) at Microsoft. Patrick then lead the industry solution architecture team for EMC as the Principal SA for Life Sciences and HPC.

Patrick has a B.S. in Computer & Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with additional graduate work focused on programming language design. He also holds several associate and professional certifications for architecting on AWS. 

March 5, 2018
2:25pm - 2:50pm
Mouton 2

With the proliferation and widespread adoption of cloud computing solutions, it’s critical that HIPAA covered entities understand how they can take advantage of cloud computing while complying with regulations protecting the privacy and security of electronic protected health information (ePHI). 

Key takeaways from this session:

  • Clarity on HIPAA and the BAA on the cloud.
  • Architectural principles to make sure that data is secure.
  • How does a customer get started? What other partners are available to assist?
  • What should you look for when evaluating partners to help?

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