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Privacy and Security Committee

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Purpose

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. 

Privacy and Security Committee

Committee Members

Sriram Bharadwaj, CISSP, CLSSBB, CPHIMS

Sriram Bharadwaj, CISSP, CLSSBB, CPHIMS
Director, Information Services
UC Irvine Health

Chair

 
Linda Koontz

Linda Koontz
Senior Principal, Privacy and Strategy
MITRE Corporation

 
Sonia E. Arista

Sonia E. Arista
Director of Information Security
Tufts Medical Center

 
Michele Krajewski

Michele Krajewski
Deputy Director, Health Care Security Requirements (HCSR)
Health Information Governance (HIG) 10P2C
VHA Office of Informatics and Analytics (OIA)

 
Marlowe Schaeffer-Polk, JD, DO

Marlowe Schaeffer-Polk, JD, DO
Physician Advisor and Consultant in Healthcare Law

 
Linda Seubert

Linda Seubert
Director, Information Systems/Information Security Officer
Gundersen Health System

 
Joshua C. Black

Joshua C. Black
Manager, IT Security Administration
Information Risk Officer
Assistant HIPAA Security Officer
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

 
David L. Gibbs, PhD, CPHIMS, CISSP

David L. Gibbs, PhD, CPHIMS, CISSP
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Information Management
Texas State University 

 
David L. Gibbs, PhD, CPHIMS, CISSP

John Hummel
MIS Data Security and Assurance
Chief Technology Systems Innovations and Director of IT Technology
Tahoe Forest Hospital District

 
Meredith R. Phillips, MHSA, CHC, CHPC, HCISPP

Meredith R. Phillips, MHSA, CHC, CHPC, HCISPP
Chief Information Privacy & Security Officer
Henry Ford Health System

 
 

Peter Mercuri, MBA, CHSP
Practice Transformation Specialist
Quality Insights of Pennsylvania

 

Task Forces

Privacy & Security Policy Task Force

Purpose: 
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.

Co-Chair: 
Thompson Boyd III, MD, CPHIMS
Physician Liaison, Hahnemann University Hospital

Co-Chair:
Mac McMillan
CEO, CynergisTek Inc 

Work Groups

Cloud Computing Work Group

Purpose: 
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.

Chair: 
Adam Greene
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP 

Patient Identity Integrity Work Group

Purpose: 
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. 

Chair: 
Stacie Durkin MBA, RHIA, RNC
Principal, Durkin & Associates 

Risk Assessment Work Group

Purpose: 
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.

Chair: 
Nicholas Heesters Jr., JD
Privacy and Security Specialist, Quality Insights of Delaware


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Members in Action

Jorge A. Ferrer MD, M.B.A, LSA

Jorge Ferrer, MD, M.B.A, LSA, Biomedical Informatician, Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

“Innovation has the potential to bring real value to the users affected by the technologies under development ...”

Sumit Nagpal, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lumira USA, Inc.

“Sumit Nagpal is Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer Lumira Limited, President and Chief Executive ...”
Bonny Roberts

Bonny Roberts, Vice President, Customer Experience, Aventura

“I envision a healthcare world consisting of IT componentry so aware of each other that end user workflow ...”

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