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Orange Regional Medical Center Holds Cyber Security Seminar and Training for the Mid-Hudson School Study Council

May 26, 2017

On May 11, Orange Regional Medical Center held a Red Team Cyber Security Training Seminar for the Mid-Hudson School Study Council, which represents five counties and 25 school districts. The training seminar was led by Chairman of Orange Regional Medical Center’s Board of Directors, Don Beeler, and Orange Regional Medical Center Chief Information Officer, Brian Tew, who was the keynote speaker.

In the world of information technology, Red Teams challenge operations in order to discover any weaknesses in electronic systems before real adversaries do. They test existing conditions, temper complacency and identify future training needs within organizations.

Red Team training is geared toward technical directors and supervisors, office personnel and technical teams. The purpose of the training is for organizations to learn best practices and tools needed to mitigate exposure to cyber breaches and security lapses. Additionally, the training provides tips on how to motivate all staff to adhere to security protocol and how to test the effectiveness of staff training.  Additionally, Mr. Tew talked about the impact and evolution of cyber security and Orange Regional’s approach to protection.

About Orange Regional Medical Center

Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC), is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Formed by the merger of Arden Hill Hospital and Horton Medical Center, Orange Regional moved the two campuses into a new, single-site, state-of-the-art facility on August 5, 2011. At that time, it was the first new hospital built in New York State in over 20 years. Orange Regional features seven floors of state-of-the-art technology and provides 383 beds and employs over 2,400 healthcare professionals. Most recently, Orange Regional opened a new cancer center and a new five-story Outpatient Services building on the main campus, featuring Orange Regional Medical Group with primary care and specialty physicians, urgent care, outpatient surgical and diagnostic services and more. Orange Regional is a designated Magnet hospital recognizing excellence in Nursing. Only 6 percent of hospitals nation-wide are designated by the Magnet Recognition Program. Also, Orange Regional’s Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system has achieved Stage 7; the highest level on HIMSS Analytics’ EMR adoption model which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems. Only 4.2 percent of the more than 5,400 U.S. hospitals received the Stage 7 Award. Orange Regional has also been named among the 100 best Hospitals nationally for cardiac intervention by Healthgrades.

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