W4Cy 10/11/2018

Our first guest is Russ Schrader – Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance NCSA Executive Director Russ Schrader provides expert tips on how to stay safe online and discuss how anyone who uses the internet can get involved in the month’s activities and events. He also discusses the importance of workplace cybersecurity, predictions for where the future of the internet is heading and how to everyone can help to protect the internet.  National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicks off on October 1st and this year, there is a strong focus on the role we all play in protecting our online lives and contributing to a safer, more secure and trusted internet.  For more information, please visit: www.staysafeonline.org


Our next guest is Dr. Carey August – Director of Anatomic Pathology at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago; Board Member, College of American Pathologists’ CAP Foundation.  She will discuss why is Cancer is the leading cause of death for American women. Many of those women live in underserved communities and have no access to life-saving screenings like mammograms or pap tests. Even worse, many more women who work hard every day, can’t afford health care at all and forgo their yearly screening to put food on the table for their family. The College of American Pathologists believes no woman should die because they don’t have access to these health screenings and health care. The good news, the CAP Foundation sponsors an innovative health education program for women who don’t have the resources or the support to receive cancer screening and care. For more information, please visit www.foundation.cap.org
or www.yourpathologist.org

John Kontor, MD, serves as executive vice president at Optum Advisory Services, where he plays a pivotal role in leading electronic health record (EHR) implementation, EHR optimization, and population health/value-based operations efforts. John leads the firm’s efforts with large pharmaceutical companies, advising them in the use of health information technology and analytics to improve screening, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment and adherence for multiple conditions across a variety of partnerships, integrated delivery networks (IDNs), providers, patients, and payer networks.When physicians follow computer alerts embedded in electronic health records, their hospitalized patients experience fewer complications and lower costs, leave the hospital sooner and are less likely to be readmitted, according to a study of inpatient care.  FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: OPTUM.COM


Sharon Miller, Head of Small Business, Bank of America will discuss the Bank of America Women Business Owner Spotlight. It is an annual study exploring the concerns, aspirations and perspectives of 1,000 small business owners across the country. New findings from the 2018 Spotlight released ahead of National Women’s Business Owner Month in October reveal an increasingly confident mindset among women entrepreneurs with respect to the business environment and their outlooks for growth. In addition, the survey finds women leading the charge on the adoption of digital technologies in business, and also reports women business owners’ view that while access to capital for women has improved in the last decade, they still face greater challenges to business ownership compared to men. For more information, please visit: www.bankofamerica.com/smallbusiness

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