CynergisTek CEO to Chair HIMSS National Information Systems Security Work Group
Austin, TX â€“ July 24, 2007 â€“ Mac McMillan, CISM, co-founder and CEO of CynergisTek, Inc., was recently selected by the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) to chair its national Information Systems Security (ISS) Work Group. The work group will contribute to the efforts of HIMSSâ€™ Privacy and Security Steering Committee whose charter is 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. â€œIt is indeed a privilege to serve HIMSS and the healthcare IT community at large in this role,â€ stated McMillan. â€œThough we are maturing with respect to HIPAA compliance considerations, the complexity of our systems, the desire for ubiquitous access to the valued health information that we safeguard by consumers and clinicians, and the information management requirements associated with confidentiality, integrity and availability make the challenge to healthcare IT security professionals as rigorous as it has ever been,â€ McMillan continued. â€œThe HIMSS ISS Work Group will take on topics and initiatives that are of great importance to our members as it strives to provide practical insight and work product in the field of information security to positively impact the mission of care,â€ shared Lisa Gallagher, BSEE, CISM, HIMSS Senior Director of Privacy and Security. â€œMr. McMillan brings nearly three decades of information security experience in the government, financial services and healthcare sectors which will benefit our entire membership. We look forward to his stewardship of the ISS Work Group.â€ The ISS Work Group invites interested healthcare information security professionals from the provider, payer and vendor communities to assist in the development of this yearâ€™s Work Group agenda and participate in the Work Groupâ€™s efforts across the year. For more information, please contact Lisa Gallagher at 703-837-9816 or via email at [email protected] 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, clientsâ€™ 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 [email protected] About HIMSS The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded in 1961 with offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Brussels, and other locations across the United States and Europe, HIMSS represents more than 20,000 individual members and over 300 corporate members that collectively represent organizations employing millions of people. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare public policy and industry practices through its advocacy, educational and professional development initiatives designed to promote information and management systemsâ€™ contributions to ensuring quality patient care. For more information visit www.himss.org.