Information Services & Technology

Information Security


Each day at Jefferson, data is generated, collected and stored every millisecond. This sensitive information consists of business and financial plans, research studies, trade secrets and other competitive intelligence, and patient and employee information. As this information is processed, warehoused and electronically transmitted across our internal networks, there is an obvious risk of unauthorized access and security breaches from careless internal errors or intentional external attacks. Jefferson’s challenge is to determine how best to protect this information.

Read more about our Information Risk Management efforts through our current news below or by navigating on the left hand side of this page.

Recent News

  • Health Data Management: What Experts are Doing to Safeguard their Institutions' Data
    In June, Health Data Management hosted an executive roundtable to discuss how hospitals and other healthcare providers are coping with this threat. Moderated by HDM Editor-at-Large Elliot Kass, 10 industry executives participated in the roundtable. They included Robert Dalrymple, enterprise information security officer at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health; John Donohue, associate CIO of technology and infrastructure at Penn Medicine; George Dunn, manager of IT security at South Nassau Communities Hospital; Arthur Harvey, vice president and CIO for Boston Medical; Kathy Hughes, vice president and chief information security officer for Northwell Health (formerly the North Shore–LIJ Health System); John Mertz, vice president and CIO at South Nassau Communities Hospital; Jamie Nelson, senior vice president and CIO at Hospital for Special Surgery; Scott Ruthe, vice president of network and security for CIOX Health; Daniel Sergile, director of security operations at CIOX Health, and Maria Suarez, chief information security officer for Hackensack University Medical Center.

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  • Physicians and Clinical Staff: Activate Your New SSO Badges At Enrollment Fairs And Learn What To Expect With SSO Go-Live
    Stop by during one of the Enrollment Fairs to enroll your new badge (or learn more about SSO) so you will be ready when SSO is rolled out to your area.

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  • What You Need To Know About Single Sign-On For Wave 2 Inpatient Areas
    Single Sign-On (SSO), a technology that allows users to access multiple applications by entering their password only once, is being implemented at Jefferson in preparation for Epic. Learn what you need to know about the SSO implementation in for Wave 2 areas.

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