Kantara Initiative to appear at HIMSS 2015

Kantara HIMSS

Kantara Initiative Presents:
Extending the Power of Consent with User-Managed Access & OpenUMA

At HIMSS 2015 Kantara Initiative will focus on the User Managed Access (UMA) initiative with a networking breakfast held on April 15th sponsored by ForgeRock and MedAllies.  More information about HIMSS15 and registration.
Existing notice-and-consent paradigms of privacy have begun to fail dramatically — and as recent Pew surveys have demonstrated, people have begun to (ahem) notice. The discipline of privacy engineering aspires to “craft”, but finds it hard to break out the “compliance” rut. The User-Managed Access (UMA) standard and the OpenUMA open-source project are stepping into the breach with two essential elements that change the game: asynchronous consent and centralized consent management.

Register for the Event

Why attend:
Join leaders to discuss your opportunities and challenges discussing User-Management Access for Health and Identity.

Who should attend:
Innovators, Enterprise, Public Sector, Executives, Engineers, Privacy Officers, Futurists

April 15, 2015 at 7:00-8:30am
McCormick Place, Room CC21B

Kantara Initiative is proud to support the HIMSS annual event that has allowed the Kantara Initiative to understand the needs of the healthcare sector, and has allowed HIMSS to champion the work of the Kantara Initiative programs to their constituents.

HIMSS 2015:
Chicago welcomes the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, April 12-16, 2015, at McCormick Place. More than 38,000 healthcare industry professionals are expected to attend to discuss health IT issues and view innovative solutions designed to transform healthcare. The Kantara Initiative and HIMSS have had a close relationship that dates back over a decade.  Over the years, the two organization have participated at each other’s events including formal presentations, panel discussions, and education sessions.  HIMSS, initially with their National Health Information Infrastructure Task Force, recognized the need for secure, trustworthy, and interoperable digital identities,which has created a strong overlap of member participation on the various Working Groups and Task Forces.

About HIMSS:
The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition ranks as one of the largest health IT gatherings in the world. Attendees who participate in HIMSS15 can select from more than 300 education sessions in more than 20 peer-reviewed topic categories, enjoy a variety of networking events, and visit an exhibit floor filled with innovations and management solutions.

HIMSS Speakers:
Several high-level speakers have been announced for HIMSS15, including:

  • George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States
  • Alex Gourlay, President, Walgreens
  • Bruce D. Broussard, President and CEO, Humana
  • Jeremy Gutsche, Founder of Trendhunter.com and Author of “Exploiting Chaos”

Education Sessions:
Conference education sessions include preconference symposia on clinical and business analytics, HIEs, innovation, mobile health, nursing informatics, physicians’ IT and more. More than 300 peer-reviewed sessions, including workshops and roundtables, round out education offerings at HIMSS15.
Kantara Session Sponsors:

forgerock-newForgeRock®, one of the fastest growing identity vendors in the world, provides the leading open identity platform for ensuring your customers are at the center of everything digital — whether it be through a laptop, mobile phone, tablet, connected car, healthcare wearable, connected home device or the next great connected innovation. The ForgeRock Identity Platform powers solutions for many of the world’s largest companies and government organizations. Founded in 2010, ForgeRock’s leadership team brings decades of experience in the software industry and includes open source icons and innovators, with investors from some of the leading global venture capital firms including Accel Partners, Foundation Capital and Meritech Capital. For more information and free downloads, visit http://www.forgerock.com or follow ForgeRock on Twitter

mem-MedAlliesMedAllies was founded in 2001 with the goal of bridging the connectivity gap between physicians and healthcare organizations (i.e. hospitals and laboratories) via the Internet, providing access to administrative, demographic, and clinical information. MedAllies has evolved into a company that leverages Electronic Health Record implementations to facilitate physician office redesign to improve office practice efficiencies and disease management. Our ultimate goal is to bring enjoyment back to providers practicing medicine and to improve the health of all citizens in our community.