Director of Software Development for Algonquin Studios Earns Certified HIPAA Professional and Certified Security Compliance Specialist Accreditations

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The certifications provide Donald F. Lee III with a comprehensive understanding of major information security regulations and standards including HIPAA, PCI DSS, ISO 27002 (ISO 17799:2005), Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404, and FISMA.

With a large number of clients in the Health Care industry, Algonquin Studios is always looking for ways to increase the quality of service and solutions provided to its clients. Donald F. Lee III, Algonquin’s Director of Software Development, recently completed a week-long certification process with ecfirst, during which he earned accreditation as both a Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) and a Certified Security Compliance Specialist (CSCS).

The CHP accreditation focused on the administration portion of HIPAA compliance, specifically the privacy and security issues involved in storing and using personal health and medical information. Covered topics included how data must be protected when being stored, the documentation of processes related to the storage and use of the data, and the training of employees who will have access to the data.

The CSCS accreditation provides Lee with a comprehensive treatment of major information security regulations and standards including: ISO 27002 (ISO 17799:2005), PCI DSS, Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 – Information Security Requirements, FISMA, and HIPAA. The program is designed to enable professionals to understand, prioritize, and ultimately assist organizations in achieving compliance with information security-based regulations.

“The information I gained during this certification process is key for Algonquin Studios, as business and technology consultants and a custom software development provider to a large number of Health Care clients," said Lee. "Contractually, the onus is on us to ensure any custom solutions we build are one hundred percent compliant with HIPAA regulations. I need to be sure we understand what’s involved in keeping our solutions compliant and up-to-date for our clients.”

Both training courses are an integral part of the National HIPAA Summit which is held yearly in Washington, D.C. and brings together professionals in the health care, legal, government, and private sectors to address privacy, security, and policy issues implicated in HIPAA, HITECH, and PPACA/ACA laws and regulations and the effect of health care reform on health information exchange.

With software and web development and consulting clients that include hospitals, IPAs, and RHIOs, Algonquin Studios is in a unique position to provide engagements that deal with strict accessibility, usability, and security compliance. The company’s experience includes single sign-on, claims processing, web-based PACS with DICOM support, asset management, technology auditing, and more.

About Algonquin Studios - About Algonquin Studios - Algonquin Studios is a professional services firm providing software development, web content management, web design and business consulting since 1998. Our business and technology solutions solve problems for companies from many industries including legal, health care, financial services, and not-for-profit. Algonquin Studios has offices in Buffalo, NY and New York City.

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