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John Parmigiani is the President of John C. Parmigiani and Associates, LLC. His current primary focus is on helping healthcare organizations become compliant with healthcare regulations, in particular HIPAA and the HITECH provisions, and move toward e-health. He also provides high-level regulatory compliance security assessments for SOX and GLBA-affected clients as well as information management services aimed at business process improvement, business intelligence, and decision support.

Mr. Parmigiani has over 40 years experience in information systems management in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, John served as the Senior Vice President for Consulting Services for QuickCompliance, Inc. concurrently with managing his consultancy. Prior to that responsibility, he was the National Practice Director, Regulatory and Compliance Services for CTG HealthCare Solutions, Inc. and previously served as Practice Director, Compliance Programs for Healthcare Computing Strategies, Inc. These positions all followed a 31-year career in the Federal Government.

As the former Director of Enterprise Standards for the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), now the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), he had responsibility for agency-wide information systems policy, system security, and Paperwork Reduction Act activities. Previous management responsibilities also included agency-wide information systems development, information resources management, and administering initiatives in electronic commerce. Relevant to HIPAA, he was also the chairman of the government-wide HIPAA Administrative Simplification Security and Electronic Signature Standards Implementation Team, was a member of the federal committee that oversaw the development and implementation of the HIPAA Transactions and Code Sets and the Privacy Rule, and was closely involved in the development of national policy for electronic health care information security and privacy. Prior to his government service, he was a management consultant to hospitals for Community Systems Foundation, a corporate staff industrial engineer for C&O/B&O Railroad (now CSX), and an industrial engineer for the Black and Decker Manufacturing Company.

Mr. Parmigiani, during much of his federal career, was also an adjunct member of the Information Systems Management Department faculty of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, teaching courses in systems analysis and design and decision support systems. He also served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration in The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.

A frequent speaker at various national conferences on HIPAA security and privacy and healthcare data security and privacy on the Internet as well as an oft-quoted expert in leading healthcare compliance and health information technology publications, Mr. Parmigiani is currently serving: as a member of the AHIMA Privacy and Security Practice Council; as a member of the advisory board of the Guide to Medical Privacy and HIPAA; as a member of the editorial advisory board of the HIPAA Answer Book; as a member of the Academic Medical Centers Privacy and Security Conferences Planning Committee; and as member of the Gerson Lehrman Group’s Council of Healthcare Experts.

He has also served as a member on the Content Committee of the Computer-based Patient Records Institute (CPRI)/HIMSS for the Toolkit: Managing Information Security in Healthcare; as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for HIPAA Compliance Alert; as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for HIPAA Training Line; as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of HIPAA Training Alert; as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Health Information Compliance Alert; as a member of the HIMSS Privacy and Security Steering Committee; as a member of the JCAHO/NCQA Privacy Certification Committee for Business Associates; as a member of the Train for HIPAA Advisory Board; as a member of the Train for Compliance Board of Directors; as the Chairman of the HIPAA-Watch Advisory Board; and as a member and resident expert in HIPAA Security and Privacy on the Healthcare Security and Privacy Policy Workgroup for Academic Medical Centers and as one of the co-authors of the Guidelines for Academic Medical Centers on Security and Privacy. Mr. Parmigiani is also a member of the Health Information and Management Systems Society, NCHICA, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the IT Compliance Institute, and the Computer Security Institute. He was given the HIPAA Summit Distinguished Service Award in 2009 for his work in HIPAA Privacy and Security compliance.

A senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineering and a graduate of the Health Executives Development Program at Cornell University, the University of Miami Law School’s Economics Institute for Healthcare Officials, and the Brookings Institute for Government Executives, Mr. Parmigiani holds a B.E.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from The Johns Hopkins University and a M.S. in Management Science and Operations Research from The George Washington University.

HIPAA-related engagements that Mr. Parmigiani has led and participated in include clients in the following healthcare industry categories:

  • Hospitals/Physicians/Suppliers
  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Health Plans
  • Labs
  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Business Associates
    o Software developers
    o Practice Management Systems developers
    o Billing companies
    o Transcription services
    o Clinical Decision Support Systems developers

His work in these areas has ranged from performing HIPAA/HITECH compliance assessment and design activities to serving as an expert witness in HIPAA Privacy violation cases.

An extensive list of presentations and publications is available here.

John Parmigiani's Resume - PDF