HIMSS names new director of privacy and security

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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced last week that it has expanded its informatics staff with the appointment of Lisa Gallagher, BSEE, CISM, as the organization’s new director of privacy and security.
              
At HIMSS, Gallagher manages initiatives related to privacy and security including technical standards, architectures, frameworks and other tools necessary to achieve secure, interoperable health information.            
              
Before joining the Society, she served as the certification development director for the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), where she helped develop a product certification program for ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) products. In addition, with her knowledge of systems security engineering and security analysis, Gallagher founded Javelin Technology Group, LLC, an information technology and security consulting firm.
              
Gallagher also was senior vice president advisor at URAC, an independent healthcare accreditation agency, and held security and engineering positions with Exodus Communications Inc., Computer Sciences Corporation and BDM.