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CynergisTek CEO Announced as Keynote Speaker at 2010 Mississippi Hospital Association HITECH Seminar on Security

Leading Industry Expert Mac McMillan to Discuss HITECH Implications for Privacy and Security

Austin, TX, November 9, 2010 — CynergisTek, a leading provider of IT security solutions for healthcare organizations, today announced that its CEO, Mac McMillan, who also serves as the Chair of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Privacy and Security Steering Committee, will be the keynote speaker at the Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) HITECH Seminar on Security taking place Thursday, November 18 in Madison, MS.

McMillan’s keynote address titled “HITECH Implications for Privacy and Security” will detail the privacy and security requirements as outlined in the HITECH Act. As part of the presentation, McMillan will also provide best practices for meeting Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements and will outline a strategy for healthcare organizations to achieve HITECH Act breach penalty Safe Harbor. McMillan will also provide an overview of recent Office of Civil Rights (OCR) privacy and security enforcement activities and offer a variety of readiness strategies. To provide a framework for how to achieve compliance under the HITECH Act, McMillan will conclude his presentation by identifying critical technologies for meeting regulations and ensuring privacy and security in healthcare organizations.

“The HITECH Act has presented many new implications for healthcare organizations in terms of privacy and security, and the time is now to get serious about meeting these requirements in order to avoid serious penalties,” said McMillan. “As the keynote speaker, I hope I can kick off the seminar by opening up the conversation about Meaningful Use, Safe Harbor and OCR enforcement so that the audience walks away with the tools they need to ensure that their organizations achieve HITECH compliance.”

The MHA HITECH Seminar on Security takes place on Thursday, November 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MHA Convention Center in Madison, MS. McMillan’s keynote address “HITECH Implications for Privacy and Security” will take place from 9 to 10:15 a.m.

About the Mississippi Hospital Association

The Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) is the state organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Over 100 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and their over 50,000 employees come together to form MHA. Through our representation and advocacy activities, MHA ensures that members’ perspectives and needs are heard and addressed in national and state health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates and judicial matters. Our advocacy efforts include the legislative and executive branches and include the legislative and regulatory arenas. Founded in 1931 MHA provides education for state health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends.

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 888.883.4311 or email info@cynergistek.com.

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