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Staying Safe and Secure in an Increasingly Hostile Cyberworld

DATE: Thursday, November 17, 2022
Noon – 1 p.m. CST

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The amount of data stored in assisted living centers and nursing homes is immense – patient medical records, client payments, and staff personal information among key data points that are incredibly tempting for hackers and data thieves. Whether the data is encrypted or stolen, it presents a major danger to your facility.

How much does a data breach cost? Just last year in 2021, the industry saw the highest average data security cost in 17 years.  For healthcare, cybersecurity threats are even more threatening with the need to protect information protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The Internet is packed with HIPPA violations from social media to website informaton.

This webinar will explore ways to help mitigate risks and learn to best protect your community, the residents you serve, and your employees. Topics such as HIPPA rules for protecting and securing data, “Zero Trust” security policies, and best practices for data protection will be discussed.

Join this free webinar to:

  • Explore data security and ways to mitigate risk in your organization

  • Learn about HIPAA and rules for social media and the internet

  • Understand how to protect your organizations and residents

Dennis has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare information technology. He started at Forum in 2001 as a part-time Pharmacy Technician and became the company’s first full-time IT employee in 2003. Dennis has implemented new technology and systems that have helped Forum improve customer service and employee satisfaction. In 2010, he was named department Manager and helped expand the IT department with 24/7 support for staff members. He was promoted to Director of IT in 2017. Dennis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and completed a Master’s degree in Health Informatics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Brian joined Forum in 1993, serving as Director of Operations before becoming the company’s President in 2002. Under his leadership, Forum has become one of the most highly respected LTC pharmacies in the country. Drawing on a unique background that combined long-term care, pharmacy, information technology, and business, he has transformed Forum into a vibrant leader in pharmacy services.

Brian’s experience includes hands-on work in LTC as a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. His career as a Registered Pharmacist spans more than 35 years in hospital, retail, and LTC pharmacy consulting and dispensing.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Chemistry from Knox College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and holds a Master’s in Business Administration, with a concentration in Information Systems, from Roosevelt University.

Brian served on the Illinois Governor’s Advisory Committee on Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) and is a member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists, the Illinois Pharmacist Association—LTC section, the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), and the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy.

Currently, Brian is the President and Director of the Illinois Association of LTC Pharmacy Providers and is a Founding Board Member and Vice Chair of the Board of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition.

Nursing: This program has been approved for one clock hour of continuing education credit by The Illinois Board of Nursing, an approved sponsor of continuing education by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Administrators: This program has been approved for one clock hour of continuing education credit by the National Continuing Education Review Services (NCERS) of the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) – Approval #20231116-1-A88683-DL.


PLEASE NOTE: Attendees must submit their documentation directly to their respective state boards, associations, or licensing agencies. Forum Extended Care Services provides CE certificates only to attendees.


Dennis Joy, BS, MS, LPhT
Dennis Joy, BS, MS, LPhTDirector of Information Technology, Forum Extended Care Services
 Brian Kramer, BS, BA, RPh, MBA
Brian Kramer, BS, BA, RPh, MBA President & Chief Information Officer, Forum Extended Care Services

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