HIMSS cyber/data security expert named co-chair of health IT standards committee

Dec. 14, 2015
Lisa Gallagher, Vice President, Technology Solutions, HIMSS North America, and Arien Malec of RelayHealth Clinical Solutions, have been appointed co-chairs for the Health IT Standards Committee (HITSC), a Federal Advisory Committee to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT established by the HITECH Act of 2009.  Gallagher previously served as a data security expert to the HITSC, in addition to serving as Chair of HITSC’s Data Provenance Task Force and as Co-Chair of the Privacy and Security Work Group.

Lisa Gallagher

In her leadership role at HIMSS, Lisa A. Gallagher, BSEE, CISM, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, serves as Vice President, Technology Solutions, for HIMSS North America.  She is responsible for the non-profit’s work in business and financial systems, privacy and security, cloud computing, identity management and other technology challenges.

“Lisa Gallagher’s appointment as co-chair of the HIT Standards Committee builds on her significant technical and policy experience focused on standards, interoperability, and cybersecurity challenges facing health and healthcare.  Her expertise in these areas, coupled with her leadership skills, makes her an ideal choice for this position. HIMSS is honored by Lisa’s selection to co-chair the committee with Arien Malec,” said HIMSS North America Executive Vice President Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM.

Gallagher and Malec begin their terms as co-chairs of the Health IT Standards Committee in Jan 2016.