A HIPAA expert witness typically has a background in healthcare administration, health law and policy, HIPAA compliance, electronic medical records (EMR), information technology, and/or healthcare compliance. The chosen expert could be associated with a health information industry organization such as the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Healthcare Business Management Association (HBMA), HL7 International, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), or the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI).
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law mandating standards to protect patient health information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule addresses the disclosure of health information (“protected health information”), while still allowing for the flow of health information needed to provide quality care. The following individuals/organizations are considered a covered entity under the Privacy Rule:
Expert witness services by a subject matter expert in HIPAA could include an expert report, expert opinion, deposition testimony, and testimony in court. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the lead attorney may request a professional with prior expert testimony experience.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those HIPAA experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the HIPAA landscape.
This expert has many years of experience in healthcare and in implementing information systems and technologies for process change and value creation. This expert provides consulting on healthcare software development, healthcare product positioning, Healthcare Transformation and Strategic Planning, and Process/Technology Improvement. Through a highly successful consultancy, this expert has provided consulting for many healthcare organizations. This expert has consulted with many companies, leading to many award winning software, technology and product development projects. This expert was the Executive Vice President of a core administration systems software provider to the Health Plan Market where this expert directed new product development. This expert also has served as Associate Professor of Medical Informatics and Director of eHealth Initiatives at a University's School of Health Systems. This expert was the co-founder and Executive Director for an EMR services company. This expert was Vice President of an international healthcare consulting company; and a founding member and CEO of an eHealth Application Solution Provider (ASP). This expert co- founded and was the Chief Technology Officer of an enterprise managed care solutions provider for healthcare networks. This expert was involved with the Department of Health and Human Services in the formulation of the HIPAA Rules. This expert has been intimately involved with the security, privacy, transaction and code set rules. This expert is a past member of the HL7, ANSI X.12, and ActiveX for Healthcare standards groups.