Anthelio’s Global Compliance Officer Joins HITRUST Privacy Working Group
Paula Ciotti, Anthelio’s Global Compliance Officer, Becomes a Member of the HITRUST Privacy Working Group
Anthelio, the leading independent provider of comprehensive healthcare information technology (IT) services and business process solutions for hospitals and other healthcare providers, today announced the appointment of Paula Ciotti, Anthelio’s Global Compliance Officer, Privacy Officer and Director of Regulatory Compliance, as a member of the “HITRUST Privacy Working Group.” The HITRUST Privacy Working Group will help incorporate privacy requirements into the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF). The goal of enhancing the framework with privacy details is to help ensure better alignment between healthcare organizations' security and privacy programs and ensure organizations have an integrated approach for protecting health information. The framework will be available in the near future.
“Paula brings vast knowledge and decades of experience in healthcare privacy and security to the 'HITRUST Privacy Working Group' that will greatly benefit the healthcare industry, particularly as it moves toward greater reliance on electronic health records and health information exchanges,” said Rick Kneipper, Anthelio’s CEO (Interim) and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer.
Paula has extensive healthcare experience. Prior to joining Anthelio, she was serving as the Privacy and Security Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Director of Health Information Management for hospitals in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She is an active member of the Health Care Compliance Association, American Health Information Management Association, and the Texas and DFW Health Information Management Associations.
The HITRUST Privacy Working Group’s membership consists of the following security and/or privacy professionals:
- Kim Gray, Esq., CIPP; CPO, Global; IMS Health (Chair)
- Sharon Anolik, Esq., CIPP; Global Privacy Risk and Strategy Leader; McKesson
- Jimma Elliott-Stevens, Esq., CIPP, CIPP/G; Private Practitioner
- Angela Holzworth, RHIA; Enterprise Privacy Officer; Coventry Health Care
- Phil Curran, MS, CISSP, CISM; CISO & Privacy Officer; Cooper University Hospital
- Paula Ciotti, Esq., RHIA; Global Compliance & Privacy Officer; Anthelio
- Andrea Thomas-Lloyd, MBA, RHIA, CHPS, CPHIMS; Director, Information Protection & Assurance; Lancaster General Health
- Carrie Harding, MPG, CHC, CHPS; Director Corporate Responsibility Resources and Privacy Officer; Catholic Health Initiatives
The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) was born out of the belief that information security should be a core pillar of, rather than an obstacle to, the broad adoption of health information systems and exchanges. HITRUST, in collaboration with healthcare, business, technology and information security leaders, has established the Common Security Framework (CSF), a certifiable framework that can be used by any and all organizations that create, access, store or exchange personal health and financial information. Beyond the establishment of the CSF, HITRUST is also driving the adoption of and widespread confidence in the framework and sound risk management practices through awareness, education, advocacy and other outreach activities. For more information, visit www.HITRUSTalliance.net.
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