THIS, THAT and the Other Thing


By Zach Donisch, Director, AEHIS, AEHIT, AEHIA Membership

With over 800 members from around the world representing some of the largest healthcare organizations on the planet, AEHIS members could populate several data centers’ worth of cybersecurity knowledge. With that in mind, we’re pleased to announce our newest endeavor – Transforming Healthcare Information Security, or THIS, a new monthly podcast featuring members and experts from across healthcare information security.

Our first guest, Tim Schmidt, is the director of Clinical Care Equipment at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. My short interview with him covers his role at Roswell and his thoughts on many pressing medical device issues facing security professionals today. With each breakthrough tightening the bond between technology and medicine, biomed and information security will fast become close friends, or at least collaborators.

If you’re interested in appearing on our podcast, feel free to email us at [email protected]. We’d love to hear from you and feature our members front and center. While THIS won’t be an exclusive member benefit, one of our goals is to feature and promote the work and accomplishments of our members through this medium.

To listen to THIS, you can click here and subscribe through the iTunes store.

To subscribe using your podcast app of choice, search for us using the keyword “THIS” or “AEHIS.”

As a kid, I grew up listening to “Old Time Radio” at midnight on WBBM, a Chicago-area AM news station, and for an hour each night I’d hear radio classics like “Dragnet,” “The Shadow” and the “Red Skelton Show.” The audio-only format of the 1930s and ’40s was the perfect medium to super-charge the imagination with mysteries and suspense thrillers, interviews and comedy from the pre-World War II era. In modern times, with the proliferation of smart phones, the massive expansion of online data storage and music, and the ease of content distribution, the podcasting scene has been a hyper-efficient way to deliver news, information and a great story through an easily accessible medium. If you haven’t listened to podcasts before, we’re honored to be your first, but most likely not your last stop!

Once you listen to our first episode, search in the iTunes store for these other great podcasts that will help familiarize you with the format and sample the other great shows that are out there:

National Public Radio’s “RadioLab”
New York Times “The Daily”
WNYC’s “Freakanomics Radio”

Thanks for your interest and patronage in our new podcast. Happy listening!

More AEHIS News

What Do Dues Do? – By Erik Decker

Mining Data from Recent Ransomware Attacks –  By Clyde Hewitt

WannaCry and NotPetya – The CHIME and AEHIS Response – By Zach Donisch