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Securing IT in Healthcare: Part IIIKEYNOTE- May 16, 2013Patricia MechaelPatty MechaelDr. Patricia Mechael is the Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance, which is hosted by the United Nations Foundation. Patty has been actively involved in global health for 15 years with field experience in over 30 countries, primarily in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. She has worked with a broad range of institutions on research, program design and implementation, strategic planning and policy development for mHealth and eHealth initiatives, as well as reproductive health and women's health and rights. Patty has a Masters in International Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Hygiene and a PhD in Public Health and Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she specifically examined the role of mobile phones in relation to health in Egypt. Prior to joining the mHealth Alliance, she was Director of Strategic Application of Mobile Technology for Public Health and Development at the Center for Global Health and Economic Development at the Earth Institute. She is also faculty at the School of International and Public Affairs and Earth Institute, Columbia University.On May 16-17, 2013, ISTS hosted the third Securing Information Technology in Healthcare (SITH3) workshop in collaboration with members of the Trustworthy Information Systems for Healthcare (TISH) project team. This workshop's focus was on the exciting and ever transforming field of mHealth -- the application of mobile computing technologies to health and wellness. The SITH Workshops traditionally bring together experts from many disciplines to discuss information technology in healthcare.

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