CynergisTek Has Provided Free HIPAA, Privacy and Security Training to Hundreds of People in 2015

CynergisTek furthered its commitment to educate the industry and share our firsthand experience throughout the first half of 2015 by hosting 14 HIPAA Privacy and Security Workshops across the country in addition to participating and presenting at national conferences such as HIMSS, HCCA and CHIME’s LEAD Forum. The series of HIPAA workshops was designed to help healthcare providers and vendors prepare in the new era of complex regulations, increased security challenges, and enforcement for failure to protect sensitive patient data. It also covered updates and guidance to prepare for OCR’s forthcoming random HIPAA compliance audits, as well as updates on the active CMS and OIG compliance audits.

All of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Workshops were well received by attendees and provided an educational experience. Nearly 80% of attendees said that it was extremely or very educational, and 84% are very likely to attend again. Attendees found that the open forum format allowing for discussion and questions was very beneficial, and they walked away with knowledge they could apply to their own organization. “At the session I attended, Mr. McMillan offered practical strategies and best practices that my organization could put into place immediately, making us feel a lot more confident in our compliance efforts,” said Barry Mangels, Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Regional survey results

All of the events were led by CynergisTek’s CEO Mac McMillan and VP of Compliance, David Holtzman. Attendees found that the presenters were excellent because of the knowledge, background and expertise they have. “I attended your workshop and thought it was great,” said Michelle, University of California San Francisco Privacy. “David’s OCR experiences and insight were tremendously valuable, and it was helpful hearing about your clients’ experiences.”

Did you already attend one of our events this year? Thank you for participating and please share your feedback by taking a short survey. Have we not been to your area? Email us at and we will try to schedule one in your vicinity.