Webinar: Deploying & Hosting Healthcare Information Systems in the Cloud

November 16, 11:30am, MST - 1:00pm, MST


HIMSS Chapter of Arizona is excited to announce the first topic of our three educational webinars is Deploying & Hosting Healthcare Information Systems in the Cloud. The webinar will occur on Thursday November 16th from 11:30amMST – 1:00pmMST. Hosted by Perry Horner, CIO – Adelante Healthcare, this webinar is applicable for 1.5 CE hours. Please go here to register for this important webinar event. Brighttalk will require a one-time registration to access the webinar. Go here to learn more about the Brighttalk webinar platform generally.

While there is a worldwide trend in moving mission critical Healthcare Information Systems to the cloud, this concept is not always well received or understood by Providers nor Administration. The intent of this Webinar is to bring clarity and understanding with the means, methods, practice, outcomes, and benefits moving towards, implementing, and using a Healthcare Information System in a cloud-based/hybrid environment. Join us as we learn and interact with industry leading experts breaking down barriers and misconceptions to help you put your systems on the cloud roadmap.


This 90 minute webinar is hosted by NETSCOUT and will feature three presenters:

  • Ed Ricks, Vice President, Southeast – Orchestrate Healthcare, will be covering is the difference between the different types of hosted offerings (SAAS vs. Remote Hosting vs. Hybrid)
  • Carl Kunkleman, Co-founder of ClearData, will address whether Public, Hybrid or Private Cloud – HIPAA-compliance us the key to safeguarding PHI
    • When considering cloud options Providers need to review their e-PHI inventory and determine which workloads, 1) should move to the Cloud, 2) could move to the Cloud and, 3) should not move to the Cloud. Providers then need to review Cloud providers to ensure their e-PHI is safeguarded and, in the event of a data breach, the Provider is protected. This presentation will review the significant issues for Providers to consider.
  • Eric Gray, Chief Solutions Architect - NetScout Systems, will discuss continuous traffic flow monitoring/diagnostics.


Presenter Bios



Edward Ricks

Edward D. Ricks, MHA, CHCIO is a dynamic senior executive with over 25 years of experience in healthcare operations and technology. He is a strong leader, mentor, and consensus builder, excelling in strategic planning and executing tactics to engage clinicians, improve the care delivery process, and create organizational efficiencies.

After more than 20 years as a hospital CIO Ed recently took a position as Vice President – Southeast for Orchestrate Healthcare. Ed was previously the CIO / COO Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, SC for nine years. Beaufort Memorial Hospital was named a “Most Wired” hospital all nine years under Ed’s leadership.

Ed was listed as a “100 Hospital Health System CIOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2015, 2016, and 2017. He is a member of HIMSS and CHIME.




Carl Kunckleman

Carl Kunkleman is the co-founder and Sr. Vice President of ClearDATA, a company focused solely on healthcare security and compliance, specifically when utilizing the cloud. He has worked with hundreds of healthcare organizations to evaluate, inform, and mitigate regulatory and security risks, thus saving his clients millions of dollars in fines and corporate losses.

Prior to ClearDATA, he launched U.S. Healthcare Compliance, a best-in-class HIPAA security and privacy services company to help physicians, hospitals, and clinics understand how to take advantage of the HITECH Act and address the immediate need for HIPAA security and privacy related work specific to meeting Meaningful Use and information security.




Eric Gray

Eric is responsible for the technical planning, architecture, and major account support for the Western Half of North America and Latin America at NetScout. Formerly a Sales Engineering Director at Network General, his experience spans more than 25 years in the Network Management Solutions Market. As a Network Administrator for Shell Oil Company, Eric applied the principals of Network and Application Management to deploy and troubleshoot an enterprise network for over 50,000 people spread over 40 different locations. His expertise includes emphasis on Security, Helpdesk, Unified Communications, Network and Application Performance Management. He resides in Southern California.