CynergisTek, consulting firm for health information security, privacy, and compliance, today announced that its CEO, Mac McMillan, has been elected to the board of trustees for the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Securityt (AEHIS). In this role, McMillan will help the organization continue to evolve to meet member needs by providing ongoing healthcare information technology (HIT) security guidance. McMillan will also help inform policymakers and the public on key issues impacting the HIT industry.
Launched in 2014 by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), AEHIS is the first professional organization representing chief security officers (CSOs) in the healthcare setting, aiming to provide educational resources and support for addressing important industry-specific privacy and security issues. AEHIS also offers CSOs and other top-ranking information security leaders in healthcare opportunities for professional development and networking. McMillan’s position on the board of trustees is his latest contribution to AEHIS, coming on the heels of his keynote addresses on cybersecurity at the organization’s 2014 and 2015 breakout events. CynergisTek has also been a foundation member of AEHIS since 2014.
“Mac’s involvement in AEHIS and his continued support has been instrumental in building a strong foundation, and we are glad to have him on the board of trustees as we continue to expand,” says George McCulloch, Executive Vice President, Membership & Professional Development, CHIME. “Mac is well-respected within the healthcare industry as a trusted expert on a wide range of information security issues, making him a valuable asset to both the organization as a whole, and to our individual members.”
McMillan is a nationally renowned expert in information security and regulatory compliance in healthcare, and contributes regularly to several industry trade publications, blogs and newsletters. He brings nearly 40 years of combined intelligence, security countermeasures and consulting experience from both government and private sector positions and has worked in the healthcare industry since his retirement from the federal government in 2000.
“We have always been committed to furthering educational initiatives in healthcare privacy and security, particularly those that support both the industry at large and individuals serving in information security positions across the nation,” says McMillan. “Today it’s more important than ever that CIOs and CISOs have opportunities to continuously educate themselves and collaborate with peers, and AEHIS is making that happen. I’m honored to have been elected to the board of trustees and look forward to contributing my experience and knowledge in the coming years.”