David Holtzman

David Holtzman

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David Holtzman, J.D., CIPP

Vice President, Compliance Strategies

David Holtzman is vice president of compliance for CynergisTek. He is considered a subject matter expert in health information privacy policy and compliance issues involving the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules and was named by Health Data Management as one of the top 50 Healthcare IT experts of 2015. Holtzman has nearly 15 years of experience in developing, implementing and evaluating health information privacy and security compliance programs from both government and private sector positions. He is Co-Chair of the Privacy and Security Workgroup for North Carolina Healthcare Information & Communications Alliance.

Prior to CynergisTek, Holtzman served on the health information privacy team at the Department of Health & Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR/HHS), where he served as the senior advisor for health information technology and the HIPAA Security Rule. He led many OCR initiatives including the effort to integrate the administration and enforcement of the HIPAA Security Rule by establishing workflows for processing, identifying and investigating alleged violations of the rule. Prior to joining HHS, David was the privacy & security officer for Kaiser Permanente’s Mid-Atlantic Region where he was responsible for implementing and directing the continuing compliance with the HIPAA Privacy and Security rules.

David is a graduate of the Western New England College of Law and the Brockport College of the State University of New York. He is admitted to the practice of law in New York and Illinois.