Phyllis A. Patrick, Founder and President

Phyllis Patrick, B.S., M.B.A., F.A.C.H.E., C.H.C., C.I.S.M, is Founder and President of Phyllis A. Patrick & Associates LLC, a consulting group that provides strategic planning, security, and privacy services to the health care industry. The company’s practical approach to security and privacy is reflected in its diversity of clients, which include academic medical centers, community hospitals, physician groups, vendors and business associates, health information exchanges, and pharmaceutical companies.

In addition to serving as Vice President, Planning and as Administrator for laboratory services for a health system in California, Ms. Patrick has held senior positions in security, privacy, and compliance at major academic medical centers in New York. She was named the first Information Security Officer at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. As Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at the Hospital for Special Surgery, she created and directed the organization’s Compliance Program, which included the Privacy and Security Programs.

As a consultant to Strategies for Tomorrow, a company known for its expertise in Health Information Exchange (HIE) development, Ms. Patrick has led Privacy and Security initiatives for HealtHIE Nevada, Indiana Health Information Technology, Inc. (IHIT), and HealthBridge.

She is a member of the Privacy and Security Work Group for the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance, Inc. (NCHICA) and a former Board member of the New England Healthcare Internal Auditors (NEHIA). A long-time member of the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), she was a founding member of GNYHA’s Security Work Group and a contributing member of the Compliance Work Group.

In 2013 Ms. Patrick was appointed to the Ponemon Institute’s RIM Council, a select group of privacy, security and information management leaders from multinational corporations who are champions within their various industries on issues involving privacy and data protection. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for HCPro’s Briefings on HIPAA and a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences and professional associations, including the HIPAA Summit, AMC Privacy and Security conferences, the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA), and others. She is frequently quoted in health care publications. She is the author of the book, The Complete Guide to Healthcare Privacy and Information Security Governance.

Ms. Patrick received her B.S. in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and her M.B.A. in Health Care Administration from Cornell University. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is certified in health care compliance and information security management.