CynergisTek Executives to Present Three Educational Sessions on Privacy & Security at AHIMA National Conference
Healthcare IT & Privacy Experts to Discuss HIPAA Enforcement, Cyber Security Threats & Meaningful Use Audits
Austin, TX – September 21, 2015— CynergisTek™, an authority in health information privacy, security and compliance, today announced that its CEO, Mac McMillan, and Vice President of Compliance, David Holtzman, have been selected to present educational sessions on privacy and security at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 2015 Convention and Exhibit in New Orleans, LA. The sessions will draw from the presenters’ in-depth knowledge and firsthand experience to detail imminent regulatory enforcement activity, current cyber security trends, and how to prepare for Meaningful Use audits.
CynergisTek presentations scheduled at AHIMA 2015 include:
- CynergisTek CEO and chair of the HIMSS Privacy and Security Policy Task Force, Mac McMillan’s joint educational session, “The Next Level of HIPAA Enforcement: Are You Ready?,” alongside Adam Greene, JD, MPH, a partner in the Washington, DC office of Davis Wright Tremaine, on Monday, September 28 at 4:30 pm (CDT) in Rooms 275 – 277
- McMillan’s solo educational session, “Cyber Security Trends in Healthcare: Threats, Regulations, and Best Practices,” on Tuesday, September 29 at 3:15 pm (CDT) in Rooms 288 – 290
- CynergisTek VP of Compliance and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) veteran, David Holtzman’s educational session, “Preparing your Organization for a Meaningful Use Audit,” on Wednesday, September 30 at 8:00 am (CDT) in La Nouvelle Ballroom C
Each of CynergisTek’s presentations will address a pertinent privacy or security challenge for healthcare provider organizations, and offer best practice strategies for tackling it head-on. McMillan’s 30 plus years of experience serving in both government and private sector positions, and Holtzman’s tenure as a senior advisor with OCR, will provide attendees with valuable insights into how they can best prepare and protect their organization to ensure the integrity of information assets. Holtzman will also provide breaking developments concerning Meaningful Use regulations and OCR’s new HIPAA Audit program.
“The prevalence of security incidents in healthcare demonstrates that providers are still struggling to adequately safeguard their sensitive data, and now they’re also facing looming regulatory action,” said McMillan. “The need for practical education on how to effectively manage these priorities is pressing. At CynergisTek, we have always been committed to supporting providers and to enhancing the state of security in the industry as a whole, so we are looking forward to sharing our expertise.”
CynergisTek is a top-ranked information security and privacy consulting firm. The company offers solutions to help organizations measure privacy and security programs against regulatory requirements and assists in developing risk management best practices. Since 2003 the company has served as a partner to hundreds in the healthcare industry. CynergisTek is also dedicated to supporting and educating the industry by contributing to relevant associations such as HIMSS, AHIMA, HFMA, HCCA, AHIA, AHLA, IAPP and CHIME. CynergisTek was recognized by KLAS®, as one of three firms provider organizations turn to most for privacy and security assistance in its groundbreaking report released in May 2014, entitled “Security and Privacy Perception 2014: High Stakes, Big Challenges.” For more information visit www.cynergistek.com, call 512.402.8550 or email [email protected].