Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration (HISPC)

Health Information Technology: Record Management by Doctor

Impact Analysis Report

Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration (HISPC) National Conference

March 4-6, 2009; Bethesda, MD

This conference showcased the work of 42 states and territories who participated in seven collaborative work groups to develop and test solutions for the privacy and security of interstate health information exchange.

The work presented included practical demonstrations of the products of these seven, multistate, collaborative groups and specific discussions of how their collaborative solutions apply in specific states.

For more information, see the HISPC conference Web page.

National Conference: Privacy and Security Solutions for Interoperable Health Information Exchange

November 1-2, 2007; Washington, DC

This 1½-day conference featured presentations by 35 states, the District of Columbia, and two territories that discussed projects being implemented to address privacy, security, and interoperable health information exchange. The keynote address was presented by Anthony Rodgers, Director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System.

The presentations followed four tracks:

  • Education and Outreach
  • Legal, Regulatory, and Policy Issues
  • Standards and Consent
  • Managing and Monitoring Privacy and Security

Presentations from the conference are available at

HHS 3-31-07

Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration Reports

A set of reports developed under the Privacy and Security Solutions for Interoperable Health Information Exchange project has been released. The reports summarize the work and plans generated by 34 states and territories engaged in the project, sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). They also provide guidance for ensuring the safety and security of electronic health information exchange. These reports can be accessed using the links below and are also posted at AHRQ’s Health IT Web site.

For additional information regarding the Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration (HISPC) project formed under this contract by the 34 states and territories, as well as its ongoing extension work, visit

Final Assessment of Variations and Analysis of Solutions

Final Implementation Plan Report

Nationwide Summary Report

Select a state to see project contact information:

Contact Rebecca Madison at +1 907 729 3934 or visit our Web site at

If you are interested in receiving more information about this project or you would like to volunteer for one of the working groups described below, please contact one of the following individuals:

Kim Snyder
AzHISPC Project Manager

Nell Lawrence
AzHISPC Project Coodinator

Kevin W. Ryan, JD, MA
Associate Director, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

Shirley A. Tyson, BS
Policy Specialist, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

Nancy Archer, RN, CPHQ
HCQIP Manager
Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care

Elisabeth Wright Burak, MPP, MSW
Director of Policy and Planning
AR Department of Health and Human Services

If you believe that you represent a health care provider, health plan, patient, or patient or privacy advocate, and are interested in participating in this project, please provide your contact and affiliation information to

Lynn Dierker, RN
Director for Community Initiatives
Colorado Health Institute

Katherine Levesque

Pia Neustadter
Florida Privacy and Security Collaboration Research Analyst

Shannon Smith-Ross, MPH, MS
Project Manager

Roland Gamache, Project Lead

Sherry Grund
HISPC Project Director
Iowa Foundation for Medical Care, 6000 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Susan Brown
HISPC Project Coordinator
Iowa Foundation for Medical Care, 6000 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Robert F. St. Peter, MD
Project Team Leader
President and CEO, Kansas Health Institute

Karen Braman, RPh, MS
Director, Quality and Innovation
Kansas Division of Health Policy and Finance

Aaron Otto
Special Assistant to the Governor
Policy Director, Lieutenant Governor

Trudi Matthews
Division Director/Chief Policy Advisor

Roxane Townsend

Suanne Singer

These emails will be managed by Diane L. Stone and Susan A. Miller.

Michelle LaLonde
Program Assistant

Diedra Garlock
Program Assistant

James I. Golden, PhD
Project Director

Bo Bowen
Project Director

Mary Helen Conner
Project Coordinator

Amy Schwartz, MPH
Project Director

Robert J. McGrath, PhD
Principal Investigator

Send e-mail indicating your interest to:

Jeff Blair, Technical Manager, HISPC

Ellen Flink
Project Manager

Jean Quarrier
Associate Counsel

W. Holt Anderson
Executive Director, North Carolina Healthcare Information & Communications Alliance
+1 919 558 9258 ext. 27

Bill Hayes
Project Director & President

Philip Powers
Director of Health Informatics

Stephanie Jursek
Assistant Project Director

Deborah Thompson, Project Manager
The University of Oklahoma, The Center for Public Management

Vincent DeBerry, Project Liaison
The University of Oklahoma, The Center for Public Management or

Mike Kennedy, Web Content Manager
The University of Oklahoma, The Center for Public Management or

Robn Mitchell, HIPAA Privacy Officer
The Oklahoma State Department of Health

L'Toya Knighten, Agency Liaison and Public Policy Specialist
The Office of the Governor

Each working group will comprise domain experts from a broad range of stakeholder groups. If you have a desire to participate in one of these working groups, please contact Dr. Pettit at

Maria E. Vargas
Project Manager

Jose H. Rodriguez
Project Director

Amy Zimmerman, Project Director
RI Health Information Exchange

Laura Ripp, Project Manager
RI Health Information Exchange

Judith Wright, VP
Rhode Island Quality Institute

Laura Adams, President & CEO
Rhode Island Quality Institute

Francesca Lanier
Project Coordinator

Greg Farnum
Project Director

Mike Berry
Project Manager

Norma J. Lang
Prime Contact and Administrative Support

Greg Baumgardner, MS
Washington State HISPC Project Manager

John Wiesendanger, CEO
West Virginia Medical Institute

Patty Ruddick
Patient Safety Project Director/Project Director
RTI HISPC Collaborative

Sallie Hunt
Chief Privacy Officer, State of West Virginia

Kathleen E. Farnsworth
DHFS Chief of Staff for eHealth Initiatives

Rex E. Gantenbein, PhD
Project Director

Technical Assistance

Technical questions regarding this project should be submitted to Stephanie Rizk at