Healthcare Security and Privacy Expert to Focus on Working with HIMSS Community to Better Understand and Address Information Privacy and Security Issues

Austin, Texas, October 1, 2012— CynergisTek™, an authority in enterprise security and privacy solutions and services for healthcare organizations, today announced that its CEO and Chair of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Privacy and Security Policy Task Force, Mac McMillan, achieved the Fellow of HIMSS (FHIMSS) designation in recognition of his service and professional contributions to the advancement of privacy and security within the healthcare industry.

“It is an honor to join such a distinguished group of industry leaders and innovators who share my dedication and commitment to service and improvement within healthcare,” said McMillan. “In today’s information technology age where the adoption of digital patient records has climbed to its greatest height, patient privacy is more critical than ever before. I look forward to expanding my role within the HIMSS community and sharing my work and experience to ensure that patient privacy remains a top priority.”

McMillan will continue his role as Chair of the HIMSS Privacy and Security Policy Task Force, where he works closely with HIMSS members to provide oversight and strategic direction for HIMSS projects, policies and other matters relating to privacy and security issues associated with the exchange and storage of electronic health information. Since 2007, McMillan has been involved with various HIMSS committees, his first position being the Chairperson of the HIMSS Information Systems Security Work Group.

For more than 25 years, McMillan has served in senior level positions in the security/risk management industry. Before co-founding CynergisTek, McMillan serviced as the National Director for Information Security at CTG. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President of E-Security Business Development for McMillan also held the position of Director of Security for two Department of Defense agencies and the Designated Accreditation Authority for multiple sensitive worldwide networks and information systems. McMillan also served in the United States Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel and Intelligence Officer.

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:

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CynergisTek is an authority in healthcare information security and privacy 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, call 512.402.8550 or email