Founder, Chief Privacy Officer & SVP of Professional Services @ ClearDATA - HIPAA Compliant Cloud Computing
Founder & CEO @ DirectClarity
Chris is Founder of ClearDATA and serves as its Chief Privacy & Security Officer. He is a privacy and security executive responsible for creating secure data privacy and security strategies to ClearDATA, large IDNs, Critical Access Hospitals, private practice groups, software companies, and healthcare executives. He is one of only 309 professionals worldwide with dual certifications as
Chris is Founder of ClearDATA and serves as its Chief Privacy & Security Officer. He is a privacy and security executive responsible for creating secure data privacy and security strategies to ClearDATA, large IDNs, Critical Access Hospitals, private practice groups, software companies, and healthcare executives. He is one of only 309 professionals worldwide with dual certifications as a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the United States (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), and ASIS International.
Before ClearDATA, he founded DirectClarity, a healthcare application services company that was acquired by ClearDATA.
Chris speaks throughout the nation about navigating healthcare policy and IT challenges such as mobile device management, clinical integration, ACOs, HIPAA compliance, and cloud computing for groups such as WEDI, AHLA, and EHR providers. He is also a contributing author to IAPP's Privacy Series .
Previously Chris was actively involved in public policy and politics at the national and state levels. After successfully running his first congressional campaign at age 24, he organized two congressional offices and served as Deputy Director while completing his undergraduate work. He later completed his MBA while serving as top tech advisor to the Arizona Speaker of the House and majority leadership and was appointed by the Speaker to represent him on the Arizona Internet Privacy Committee, and subcommittee on voter privacy.
Specialties: HIPAA Compliance, Security Risk Auditing, Privacy by Design, Security Operations, Data Lifecycle Managment, NIST Compliance, Application Lifecycle Managment, Privacy and Security in the Cloud, Healthcare IT, Mobile Security, Vulnerability Prevention, Clinical Integration/ACO Provider Systems, Data Management, Program Management
Founder, Chief Privacy & Security Officer @ ClearDATA's CPSO is responsible for protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our customers' data. A focus on both privacy and security, this role marries Fair Information Practices (FIPs) and Generally Accepted Privacy Principles (GAPP) with security frameworks, such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, the Common Security Framework (CSF), and the Common Criteria (SOC 2) in a way that allows our customers to comply with HIPAA, HITECH, Omnibus, FDA and other privacy and security mandates. From December 2014 to Present (1 year 1 month)
MBA @ Arizona State From 1998 to 2000 BS, Economics @ Arizona State From 1992 to 1996 Bell Leadership Institute - Achievers I From 2014 to 2014 Chris CIPT is skilled in: Customer Relations, Application Design, User Interface Design, Internet Strategy, Problem Solving, Healthcare, E-commerce, Mergers, Business Strategy, Strategic Planning, Product Management, Start-ups, Change Management, Product Development, Process Improvement
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