March 27, 2014 15:24 ET

ClearDATA Founder & Chief Privacy Officer Chris Bowen to Speak at Data 360 Conference on Protecting Patient Information

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Mar 27, 2014) - ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the leading healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, today announced its Founder and Chief Privacy Officer Christopher Bowen will be a featured panelist at the Data 360 Conference - Information services, healthcare, financial services & retail being held April 2-3, 2014 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. 

Big Data, Big Risk - Protecting PII From Penetration, Prying, and Proliferation
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 9:00 am PST - Grand Hall
The session addresses the increase in risk that comes with big data collection and storage; the greater likelihood of allowing some of that data, especially Personally Identifiable Information - PII) to leak or be penetrated; and how to secure and protect big data from these new risks and attacks, especially in the Healthcare & Financial industries.

"The IT demands on healthcare organizations are greater than ever -- and they will continue to grow as Big Data and analytics take hold in the industry," said Chris Bowen, CPO of ClearDATA. "ClearDATA is addressing major issues in the healthcare industry by improving the manageability and accessibility of patient information. Organizations can now analyze vast amounts of data from multiple sources, resulting in an improvement in patient health."

Chris Bowen Bio
Mr. Bowen is a managed services and experienced compliance executive providing privacy and security guidance to large Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs), software companies, and healthcare executives across the nation. He is one of 3,355 Certified Information Privacy Professionals in the United States (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and one of only 1,113 worldwide with the CIPP/IT certification.

Prior to founding ClearDATA, he founded DirectClarity, a healthcare application services and cloud information security company. As a founder of ClearDATA Networks, Mr. Bowen shared the vision of providing secure, HIPAA compliant cloud hosting, Population Health & BigDATA, and information security services to the healthcare industry.

He understands how to marry public policy with specific technology and operational requirements. Formerly Chris was actively involved in public policy and politics at the national and state levels. After running congressional campaigns, he served as a top advisor to the state Speaker of the House. While employed by the House he was appointed by the Speaker to represent him on the Internet Privacy Committee.

About ClearDATA
ClearDATA is the market leader for healthcare cloud computing and information security for healthcare providers and technology companies, and is 100% dedicated to the healthcare field. ClearDATA's HealthDATA Suite of Cloud Computing Solutions enable providers to fully automate, protect, and securely manage healthcare medical records, applications, IT infrastructure, population health Big Data, and digital storage. The company provides HITECH HIPAA-compliant cloud hosting of infrastructure with managed services, offsite backup and disaster recovery, medical image backup and VNA, healthcare I-PaaS, healthcare information security, healthcare BigData solutions, and world-class delivery and support.

ClearDATA is serving the $35 billion Healthcare IT Market, which is growing at an estimated 20% annually. This industry includes thousands of healthcare providers who must migrate to electronic records and maintain vast amounts of data, which currently exist mostly on paper charts, film or tape. These healthcare providers need storage and processing solutions that can be securely accessed and analyzed anywhere, and at any time. 

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