Names Board

Experts to offer advice, insights announces the formation of a board of advisers to help guide its coverage of healthcare privacy, security and risk management issues.

These experts will provide frequent input on emerging issues and contribute interviews and blogs. They'll offer advice on compliance with the latest regulations, including the rules carrying out the HITECH Act, and provide insights on risk management strategies and the latest security technologies.

Board members are:

Dixie Baker , senior vice president and chief technology officer, health and life sciences, Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va. Baker also chairs the privacy and security workgroup of the Health Information Technology Standards Committee, which advises the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on data security standards.
Charles Christian, CIO, Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind. Christian is the former chairman of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
John Glaser, CIO, Partners Healthcare System, Boston. Glaser also is an adviser to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
William Bria, M.D., chief medical informatics officer, Shriners Hospitals, Tampa, Fla. Bria is chairman of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems.
Christopher Paidhrin, security compliance officer, Southwest Washington Medical Center, Vancouver, Wash.
Lisa Gallagher, senior director, privacy and security, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Chicago.
George Miner, M.D., board-certified urologist and member of board of directors at Nassau Health Care Corp., parent company of Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, N.Y.
Dan Rode, vice president, policy and government relations, American Health Information Management Association, Chicago.

Additional members will be added in the months to come. is an educational portal published by Information Security Media Group, Corp., Princeton, New Jersey. The company also offers three other portals,, and, focusing on data security and risk management in government, banking and credit unions.

About the Author

Howard Anderson

Howard Anderson

Former News Editor, ISMG

Anderson was news editor of Information Security Media Group and founding editor of HealthcareInfoSecurity and DataBreachToday. He has more than 40 years of journalism experience, with a focus on healthcare information technology issues. Before launching HealthcareInfoSecurity, he served as founding editor of Health Data Management magazine, where he worked for 17 years, and he served in leadership roles at several other healthcare magazines and newspapers.

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