CynergisTek CEO Selected as Expert Speaker for Seven HIMSS Regional Conferences in Q4 2011
Industry Thought Leader Mac McMillan Chosen to Discuss Privacy and Security Issues in Healthcare Nationwide
Austin, Texas, November 17, 2011— 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 Policy Task Force, was selected as an expert speaker for seven regional HIMSS conferences nationwide in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2011. McMillan’s Q4 speaking engagements include:
- 6th Annual Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire and Regional Conference (sponsored by GAHIMSS). Atlanta, Ga. Wednesday, October 12, 2011.
- Central Southern Ohio (CSOHIMSS) 2011 Fall Conference on “Health Care Quality, HIPAA and HIE Synergy.” Columbus, Ohio. Friday, October 21, 2011.
- HIMSS Washington Chapter (HIMSSWA). Bellevue, Wash. Friday, October 28, 2011.
- HIMSS Midwest Gateway Chapter. St. Louis, Mo. Wednesday, November 2, 2011.
- Louisiana HIMSS (LAHIMSS) Chapter Fall Conference – “Harmony in Healthcare.” Kenner, La. Friday, November 4, 2011.
- South Dakota HIMSS Chapter eHealth Summit 2011. Sioux Falls, S.D. Monday, November 7,2011.
- HIMSS South Florida Chapter. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Thursday, December 15, 2011.
At the GAHIMSS-sponsored event, McMillan and fellow industry experts discussed “Healthcare Privacy and Security—What Every Provider Needs to Know,” as part of a panel discussion. The topic for McMillan’s presentations for the CSOHIMSS, HIMSS Midwest Gateway Chapter, LAHIMSS, South Dakota HIMSS eHealth Summit and the HIMSS South Florida Chapter events is “IT Security in the Meaningful Use Era,” which discusses the rush to achieve Meaningful Use amidst heightened security regulations under the HITECH Act. It also provides practical strategies and best practices for compliance and privacy and security management for the enterprise and in health informationexchange (HIE). At the HIMSSWA event, McMillan and industry leaders presented the HIE educational session on “Connecting Care Communities.”
“Having a presence at these regional HIMSS events provides a great chance to inform participants about privacy and security initiatives at the forefront of the national HIMSS agenda,” said McMillan. “Not only are these events informative for participants, but as a HIMSS chairman, this is an excellent opportunity to learn from attendees and then inform the HIMSS national agenda in the areas of privacy and security. The ultimate goal for both parties is to have a secure and compliant healthcare industry, and there is no better way to help bring the industry up to speed in terms of security than having open dialogue with healthcare professionals across the country.”
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:
- Strategy and Governance
- Compliance and Risk
- Technical Vulnerability Management
- Managed Security Solutions
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 50 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents more than 38,000 individual members, of which more than
two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 540 corporate members and more than 120 not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org.
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