Rhode Island Telehealth and CyberSecurity Educational All-Day Event

August 22, 8:00am, EDT - 3:30pm, EDT

Please join New England HIMSS for our Rhode Island Telehealth and CyberSecurity Professional Development and Education Conference

Salve Regina University

Ochre Court

100 Ochre Point Avenue

Newport, RI 02840


Please note there is construction taking place on the Newport bridge that may impact your commute to the event.




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Below you will find the agenda for our event. Please note this is subject to change, please stay tuned for any updates to our event.







8:00 – 8:30am

Registration & Breakfast
Generously Sponsored by:

Please visit our sponsor tables!

8:30 – 8:40am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Jeff Loughlin
President NEHIMSS

Principal Consultant

Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative

Dr Tobias Stapleton
Dean of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education, Assistant Professor of
Business Studies and Economics
Salve Regina University

8:40 – 9:40am

“Bringing Healthcare Home: Advancing Care via Enterprise Telehealth”

Sarah Sossong
Flare Capital Partners

9:40 – 10:10am


Sponsor Table Visits

10:10 – 11:00am

“The Enemy is Inside the Gates, Insider Threats in Healthcare”

Matthew McMahon
Graduate Adjunct Professor
Salve Regina University


Twitter: @Infosec617

11:00 – 11:50am

“Quality Processes and Metrics for Integrated Telebehavioral Health”

Steven Locke, MD, DLFAPA
Founder & Chief Medical Officer
iHope Network, Inc.


Twitter: @slockemd

11:50 – 1:00pm

Lunch & Networking
Generously Sponsored by:

Sponsor Table Visits

1:00 – 2:00pm

“Rethinking Cybersecurity for Healthcare”

Christopher Logan

Director of Health Industry Strategy



Twitter: @logancm77

2:00 – 2:20pm

Generously Sponsored by:

Sponsor Table Visits

2:20 – 3:20pm

Telehealth Program at UMass

David Smith
Associate Vice President of Virtual Medicine
UMass Memorial Health Care

3:20 – 3:30pm

Wrap up/Feedback

Amy Chacko
President-Elect NEHIMSS,
Senior Consultant
Encore/Emids Consulting




Steven E. Locke, MD, DLFAPA
Founder and Chief Medical Officer
iHope Network, Inc

Dr. Locke is the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of iHope Network, Inc., a telebehavioral health company that specializes in clinician delivered, computer-guided behavioral treatments that integrate evidence-based behavioral health treatments into primary care, student health, and chronic condition management.


Dr. Locke has been a national thought leader in psychosomatic medicine and behavioral informatics. He has served on the editorial boards of Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, American Journal of Health Promotion and Population Health Management. Dr. Locke is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of HIMSS, AMIA, ATA, APA, SBM and APS. He also maintains a practice of primary care psychiatry in Wayland, MA and was recognized as a Top Doctor by Boston Magazine in 2017-2019.


Dr. Locke, former Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, was the founding course director of Enabling Technology Innovation in Healthcare in the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (1999-2015). Currently, he is a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) where he teaches psychiatric residents.

Christopher Logan

Director of Health Industry Strategy



Mr. Logan joined VMware in October, 2015, and in his role he is responsible for empowering healthcare organization to achieve their strategic outcomes through the implementation of VMware’s solutions. Mr. Logan most recently was the Chief Information Security Officer for Care New England Health System located in Providence, RI, where his role was providing security and technology leadership and enabling positive business outcomes for the organization and its partners.

Mr. Logan has been in the IT community for over 20 years were his main focus has been delivering technology leadership in both an operational and strategic capacity, spanning both public and private sector organizations. He has also worked in both security and technology leadership roles at Lifespan Corporation, Century Bank, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and he served in the United States Marine Corps. Chris was also a professor at Providence College in their school of business,

where he provided instruction to graduate students on the management of technology and operations and service management. He holds multiple industry certifications which include the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium as well as an MBA from Bryant University. He is also a board member for Association for Executives in Health Information Security (AEHIS).

Mr. Logan has assisted the organizations he has served by architecting

systems and solutions that address their strategic, financial and operational objectives. He has extensive leadership experience in the areas of information security, privacy, compliance, continuity planning, standards adoption, implementation, vendor management and IT leadership. He is a past advisory board member for multiple technology solution providers and is a frequent speaker on topics related to information security and privacy.

Matthew McMahon

Graduate Adjunct Professor

Salve Regina University


Matt is an Adjunct Professor at Salve Regina University where he teaches graduate coursework in Cybersecurity and Resiliency in Healthcare & Cybersecurity and Healthcare Policy. Matt is also a Product Security Expert for a large medical device manufacturer and regularly speaks on the topics of cybersecurity and healthcare at industry conferences and hacker collectives.


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David Smith
Associate Vice President of Virtual Medicine
UMass Memorial Health Care

David Smith is leading an evolving and expanding virtual medicine strategy at UMass Memorial Health Care. While serving in the Project Management Office for over a decade, David managed over $20M in capital investments including the implementation of highly successful telemedicine programs and an enterprise-wide Health Information Exchange. His professional background includes nearly 25 years of experience providing IT solutions and support as both a vendor and client. David has worked in multiple industries including healthcare, manufacturing, public utility, and agriculture. He is a graduate of Indiana State University with a major in Professional Pilot Technology and minor in Business Administration.

Sarah Sossong
Flare Capital Partners

Highlighted as an “influential women reshaping health IT” in March 2018 by FierceHealth, Sarah Sossong is an expert in digital health. An experienced operator with a track record of pioneering health-system innovations from concept to national recognition at Kaiser Permanente and Massachusetts General Hospital, Sarah joined the investment team of Boston-based venture capital firm, Flare Capital Partners in 2018.

  1. Flare, a leading healthcare technology venture capital firm focused on full life-cycle investing in early-stage health tech and services, Sarah is both a scout for investment opportunities and an active participant in select portfolio companies. Sarah is passionate about working with entrepreneurs to build great teams and create transformational businesses, bringing to Flare’s team both the point-of-view of an on-the-ground implementer, as well as the perspective of women in healthcare technology. Sossong earned her master’s degree in health policy and management at the University of California at Berkeley and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University.


Post Conference Materials:

Presentation Slides:

“Bringing Healthcare Home: Advancing Care via Enterprise Telehealth”Sara Sossong

“The Enemy is Inside the Gates, Insider Threats in Healthcare”Matthew McMahon

“Quality Processes and Metrics for Integrated Telebehavioral Health" - Steven Locke, MD, DLFAPA

“Rethinking Cybersecurity for Healthcare”Christopher Logan

Telehealth Program at UMassDavid Smith