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The Privacy and Security Committee guides implementation of strategic initiatives that promote the privacy and security of healthcare information and management systems.
The Committee also provides oversight for several volunteer task forces and work groups. Further information about these task forces and work groups is listed below.
This Task Force supports HIMSS Policy activities by providing privacy and security expertise and input such as position statements, explanatory/educational materials, and model legislative texts for distribution to federal, state and local lawmakers as appropriate.
Thompson Boyd III, MD, CPHIMS
Physician Liaison, Hahnemann University Hospital
CEO, CynergisTek Inc
The focus of the Cloud Computing WG will be to explore, define and discuss cloud computing issues and develop useful white papers, guides, case studies, tools and other resources that individual healthcare organizations and security practitioners can use to assist them in developing their own implementations, guide their vendor selection processes, and/or inform their policy decisions.
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
The purpose of this work group is to explore the complex of issues that surround accurate identification of an individual’s information within and across systems, as well as the business processes that must be in place to support and maintain data integrity for quality of care.
Stacie Durkin MBA, RHIA, RNC
Principal, Durkin & Associates
The purpose of this WG will be to explore, define and discuss risk assessment and develop useful white papers, guides, case studies, tools and other resources that individual healthcare organizations and security practitioners can use to assist them in developing their own implementations, guide their third party vendor selection processes (if desired), and/or inform their policy decisions.
Nicholas Heesters Jr., JD
Privacy and Security Specialist, Quality Insights of Delaware