MDISS Partners with HIMSS18: the Leading Conference for Health IT Professionals

Jan 3, 2018


MDISS is pleased to be partnering with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society for HIMSS18, their annual conference and exhibition that brings together more than 40,000 health IT professionals as well as clinicians, executives, and vendors.

The Details

What: HIMSS18

When: March 5-9, 2018

Where: Las Vegas @ the Venetian, Palazzo & Sands Expo Center

Keynote Speakers: Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman at Alphabet, Inc. & Ervin “Magic” Johnson, Sports Legend & Entrepreneur

Privacy, Security & Cybersecurity

A key educational element of HIMSS18 is Privacy, Security & Cybersecurity, which is a topic that is key to the MDISS Mission. Some of the educational sessions that could be of particular interest to our members, as well as those interested in MDISS membership, include:

These are just a few of the security-focused sessions that will take place at HIMSS18. You can review the complete schedule of all events here: HIMSS18 Session Schedule.

HIMSS18 & the MDISS Mission

MDISS is dedicated to building safer, stronger, more secure medical device environments. As health systems are increasingly connected, the need to ensure patient privacy and data safety has become paramount and a critical element of innovation in health IT.

By attending and supporting HIMSS18, MDISS will be able to continue to shed light on the importance of security in our connected healthcare world.  Just as MDISS members are dedicated to establishing and maintaining data security in medical devices, HIMSS represents Health IT professionals that have patient care and safety as a core concern.

MDISS initiatives such as WHISTL™  and MDRAP™ can be important tools for Health IT professionals to explore and utilize in their patient-centered approaches.


The MDISS World Health Information Security Testing Lab facilities (WHISTL™) is a network of medical device security testing labs. MDISS members get preferred access to these labs, which are designed to help organizations assess and test the security of their medical devices in the contexts they will actually be deployed.


Like WHISTL™, the Medical Device Risk Assessment Platform (MDRAP™) has collaboration at its core. MDRAP™ is an advanced cyber risk assessment and data sharing platform designed just for healthcare information management professionals.  MDRAP™ generates medical device security assessments that are clear, concise and actionable. Health IT professionals use MDRAP™ to make more educated choices for device procurement and security mitigation project management.

MDISS and HIMSS18 are natural partners. By attending HIMSS18, MDISS members will have access not only to leading edge educational sessions, but to network opportunities with other healthcare and health IT professionals who have similar goals and can share critical knowledge.  Join us there!

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