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 CynergisTek CEO to Speak at 2011 Leading Age Annual Meeting and IAHSA Global Aging Conference 

Security Expert Mac McMillan to Highlight Privacy and Security Requirements Under The HITECH Act; Will Discuss Security Challenges and Best Practices for Long-Term Care

Washington, D.C., October 13, 2011 — CynergisTek™, a leading provider of IT security solutions for healthcare organizations, today announced that its CEO, Mac McMillan, will be presenting an educational session titled “HIPAA and HITECH: Implications for Long-Term Care,” at the 2011 Leading Age and IAHSA Global Aging Conference. The conference will take place from October 16 to 19 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

At this year’s Leading Age and IAHSA Global Aging Conference, McMillan, who is also the Chair of the HIMSS Privacy and Security Policy Task Force, will outline the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and HITECH Act regulations with a specific focus on how these new requirements will affect long-term care providers. McMillan will also discuss practical strategies to overcome the many cultural challenges that these regulations present for long-term care providers, and he will offer attendees proven, practical strategies for achieving HIPAA and HITECH compliance in long-term care settings.

“Healthcare security must not be approached with a ‘one size fits all’ mentality,” said McMillan. “Specialties, such as long-term care, face a whole set of unique security and compliance challenges, and this year’s Leading Age and IAHSA Global Aging Conference is the ideal setting to discuss these specific security hurdles under the HITECH Act and updated HIPAA Rules, and to offer best practices for overcoming them.”

CynergisTek’s solutions and services are specifically designed to help healthcare organizations improve their security posture, facilitate compliance, advance operational efficiency and foster trust. CynergisTek’s managed and on-demand solutions address the fundamental elements of information security management, including:

McMillan’s presentation will take place on October 16 from 3:30 to 5:00 PM at the Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

About CynergisTek

CynergisTek is a leading provider of information security management, regulatory compliance, IT audit and advisory services, business continuity management, security technology selection and implementation, and secure IT infrastructure architecture and design solutions. The firm offers practical, manageable and affordable consulting services for organizations of all sizes and complexity. Using an organized, planned and collaborative approach, CynergisTek applies multidisciplinary expertise to serve as partner and mentor, to enhance the consulting experience and, ultimately, clients’ compliance and business performance. CynergisTek participates in and contributes to HIMSS, AHIMA, HFMA, HCCA, AHIA and other industry bellwether organizations. For more information, visit www.cynergistek.com, call 512.402.8550 or email info@cynergistek.com.

About Leading Age

LeadingAge is an association of 5,400 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Leading Age advances policies, promotes practices and conducts research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.


IAHSA represents more than 20,000 ageing services providers worldwide who serve almost 5 million elderly daily. IAHSA’s members are in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR), India, Israel, Ireland, Japan, Malta, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and The United States of America.



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