Xpio adds HCISPP® Healthcare Security Certification




                Thad Dickson receives (ISC)²® HCISPP® Healthcare Security Certification

(ISC)² CISSP certification continues to be recognized as gold standard for information security industry

Xpio Health, WA., U.S.A., March 10th, 2014(ISC)²® (“ISC)-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals, today announced that Mr. Thad Dickson has received the HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPSM) credential.

“I’m excited to join the (ISC)²®  community and appreciate their efforts to offer relevant and rigorous tests and credentials that highlight the specialized skill sets of healthcare security professionals. Healthcare security is a dynamic and moving target, and the stakes are high. CMS and HIPAA are holding organizations to high standards of accountability under the Omnibus Rule and Meaningful Use requirements, and HHS has been levying record penalties for organizations that fail to comply with regulations. In addition, the threat landscape continues to evolve and we are now seeing sophisticated intrusion methods like the use of encryption to cover up activity, as well as hold data hostage.  The HCISPP credential validates the healthcare security specific expertise of Xpio Health, and we look forward to continuing to support organizations in mitigating risk, protecting personal health information integrity, and being responsible stewards of electronic patient health information.”

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About (ISC)²®
Formed in 1989 and celebrating its 25th anniversary, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with nearly 100,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPSM), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information and software security topics. More information is available at www.isc2.org.

About Xpio Health

Xpio Health is a boutique consulting firm specializing in Meaningful Use administration and compliance, EHR implementation, data analysis and reporting, and healthcare regulation and cyber-security for the behavioral healthcare industry. Xpio Health’s clients span the United States and include community mental health centers, clinics, inpatient facilities, counties, mental health departments, and public and private hospitals. Xpio Health works with a variety of leading EHR vendor systems, has experience with implementation, data conversion, configuration, and customization, and has helped many organizations reach advanced stages of Meaningful Use compliance and receive millions of dollars in Federal and State incentives. Xpio Health is headquartered in Washington State with a diverse team of seasoned professionals located throughout the country.

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