CLOUD COMPUTING FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT

Orlando, FL
Feb. 19, 2017

Pitfalls and Must Haves

February 19, 2017
11:55am - 12:35pm
Plaza International DEF Ballroom

John Houston is the vice president of privacy and information security & associate counsel for UPMC, a $13 billion integrated healthcare delivery system headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Among his many duties, John plays a key role in negotiating agreements related to the acquisition, licensing, and use of technology.

UPMC spends many millions of dollars annually on technology. These days, much of the spend is on cloud-based solutions, with far fewer being made for on premise software, when compared to the past. Needless to say, UPMC has a lot at stake when negotiating these deals.

In this session, John will discuss the market forces driving UPMC to the cloud. More importantly, he'll provide an overview of the types of key terms that should be included in a cloud agreement to ensure that cloud services are reliably and effectively delivered and that the data is appropriately safeguarded.

Speakers

John Houston

Vice President, Privacy & Information Security, Associate Counsel
UPMC

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