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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Several healthcare related IT topics aimed at helping to educate professionals in the field will take place at the 13th annual NY Tech Summit, June 7-9 at Turning Stone Resort and Casino.

The three-day conference offers more than 35 educational sessions on topics including: corporate awareness, cloud strategies, IT evolution, transformational leadership, and several roundtable discussions about current and emerging technologies, case studies and industry trends presented by practicing IT professionals, industry experts and thought leaders.

Healthcare related IT topics and presenters include:

James SheaClass: HIPAA, PCI, and DFS Security Compliance

Speaker: James Shea

Title: President

Company: Cyber Defense Institute, Syracuse NY

When: Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.



This session will focus on what an organization needs to do to be in compliance with HIPAA, PCI, and the new Department of Financial Services (DFS) security regulations. This session will cover all of the required and addressable controls for HIPAA security compliance as well as those required controls for PCI and DFS compliance. Healthcare organizations and business associates of healthcare organizations will learn the framework for HIPAA compliance and the specific types of security controls required.  Any organization that takes credit card payments will learn what PCI compliance means and how to understand what your specific responsibilities are under PCI regulations and the specific security controls required. Insurance, Banking and other financial organizations will learn how to comply with the new DFS cyber security regulations.


Class: ConNina Bedworthtract Management: How can you better manage contracts?


Company: Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse NY
Title: Contracts Services Coordinator/Data Analyst

Co-Speaker: Kelly Allen

Company: Cobblestone Systems, Princeton, NJ

Title: Software Support & Implementation Specialist

When: Thursday. 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

Can you find your contracts, can you remember to renew contracts and do you know who manages your contract? How do you store contracts so everyone can have access them? How do I implement a system with my internal IT being so busy? Upstate University Hospital took a web based hosted contract management system for one department into a facility wide system. Being able to search across multiple departments and find who is responsible, or the status of the contract or a copy of the contract. There are even alerts that email individuals. You can create tasks for yourself or others within the system.


Roger BennClass: Fruitful Bounty or Bitter Harvest: What Are You Really Getting with Your WiFi Analytics?

Speaker: Roger Benn

Title: Director, Provider Solutions & Health System Performance

Company: Excellus: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Syracuse, NY
Friday: 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


This roundtable will focus on your organization's experience with Wi-Fi Analytics. Would you like to discuss Wi-Fi troubleshooting, security, estimation, or reporting with your peers? The participants are encouraged to share their experiences of success and lessons learned.


Randy EchterlingClass: Cloud and Virtualization Strategies

Speaker: Randy Echterling

Title: Network Architect

Company: WellSpan Health, York PA
Class: Cloud and Virtualization Strategies

Time: Friday: 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


With today’s changing landscape what is the future of IT and how will it transform business.  There is much talk about the cloud and how it can save on CAPex and OPex, so what is the cloud?  What does it do for my business?  How can I get to the cloud?  What do I do once I am in the cloud?  Companies today have many questions on how to leverage the cloud, what services should I look at the cloud to provide in order to fulfill business needs and requirements.  In this round-table we will discuss key features of the cloud such as; Software as a service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), Backup as a service (BaaS).  We will discuss how these services can be used and help you navigate through the word of “many clouds” and how to find the on-ramp of the cloud information super-highway.

Class: Strategic Eric BrosiusLicensing - Are you overpaying for software usage?

Speaker: Eric Brosius

Title: Vice President of Technology Services

Company: Hudson River HealthCare, Poughkeepsie, NY
Class: Strategic Licensing are you overpaying for software usage?

Time: Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.


Do you understand enterprise wide licensing?  Know what is included in O365 E1 vs. E3 vs. E5?  Understand Cisco licensing and are your licenses on SMARTnet?  What happens if they aren’t?  Are your Microsoft licenses in compliance?

Attendees have two registration options. There is a two-day pass on June 8-9 for $595. There is a new Conference Admission & Workshop Bundle, including 2 pre-conference workshops on June 7 and access to all events on June 8 and 9, for only $695. To register for NY Tech Summit, visit


About NY Tech Summit

NY Tech Summit is an educational event for IT and business professionals focused on technologies that drive business value. The event provides classroom sessions with experienced industry speakers, an extensive tradeshow, and several networking opportunities. Topics to be covered include corporate awareness, cloud strategies, IT evolution, and transformational leadership. The 13th annual NY Tech Summit will be held June 7-9, 2017 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, N.Y. For more information, visit

About CXtec

Since its inception in 1978, CXtec has delivered value and support in current and legacy networking, voice and cable infrastructure, including its own brand of equal2new® certified pre-owned equipment. The company’s CABLExpress® division manufactures data center cabling products, including the Skinny-Trunk® Solution. CXtec has been ranked on the CRN Solution Provider 500 list of North America’s Top Technology Integrators since 2001. CXtec’s headquarters and its Technology Certification and Distribution Center are located in Syracuse, N.Y. For more information, visit


TERACAI provides core networking, collaboration, data center, and services solutions that help organizations meet their business goals. TERACAI has been ranked on the CRN Solution Provider 500 list of North America’s Top Technology Integrators every year since 2011. In 2013, TERACAI was named Cisco U.S. Partner of the Year by Ingram Micro’s Trust X Alliance (formerly VentureTech Network). TERACAI is located in Syracuse, N.Y. For more information, visit

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Contact: Pat Spadafore, NY Tech Summit

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