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For Immediate Release
Ellumen Senior Security Architect Invited to Present at the 12th Annual URAC Quality Summit
Healthcare Security Veteran Tapped for Expertise in Mobile Device and Medical Security
ARLINGTON, VA - October 3, 2011 - Ellumen, a provider of expert services and IT solutions to federal and commercial health enterprises, today announced its Senior Security Architect, Dennis M. Seymour, has been invited to speak at the 12th annual URAC Quality Summit. This is Seymour’s latest in a string of highly influential industry events in which he has been tapped for his expertise in mobile device and medical security. This year’s URAC’s Quality Summit theme is on “Navigating the New Health Care Environment: Protecting Consumers and Delivering Value.” The event will take place from October 4-6 in Chicago, IL.
Seymour will explore the efforts healthcare organizations are making to improve network security when mobile devices and applications are implemented, as well as U.S. and international regulatory requirements and risk management. His session titled, “Identify, Assess and Mitigate Security Risks Associated with New Mobile Devices and Applications,” is part of the Health Information Technology track, scheduled for 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 6. More information and to register for the 12th Annual URAC Quality Summit can be found here.
“The convergence of mobile and cloud are presenting new challenges in healthcare IT, and the URAC organization remains at the forefront in addressing these issues and sharing best practices,” said Dennis Seymour. “I am looking forward to joining this esteemed group in the coming weeks to share insights and solutions to help healthcare organizations navigate this new environment.”
Seymour is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Program Management Professional (PMP). He has over 15 years of healthcare-specific security experience, including 12 years of experience at the enterprise level for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is fluent in policy development, system controls assessment and certification, and medical device security policy development and compliance with HIPAA, NIST, FISMA, and other requirements. Seymour is currently on the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee, served previously on the URAC HIPAA Privacy & Security Accreditation Committee, and in 2010 was a finalist for the (ISC)2 U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Award (GISLA).
URAC (Utilization Review Accreditation Commission) is an independent, nonprofit organization promoting continuous improvement in the quality and efficiency of healthcare management through processes of accreditation and education. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. To learn more about URAC, please visit: www.urac.org.
About Ellumen Inc.
Ellumen, an innovative provider of IT services and solutions for federal and commercial health enterprises, specializes in the integration of electronic health records, clinical and business applications, and digital medical imaging within and across organizational boundaries. Architects of the bi-directional health information exchange (BHIE) for the DoD and VA, Ellumen helps clients prepare for the future of health information exchange (HIE) through clinical standards interoperability, data analytics and data security. Agility, responsiveness, and personal commitment to the needs of our customers are hallmarks of Ellumen’s projects, and our collaborative culture encourages teamwork and accountability among our employees. Ellumen is headquartered in Arlington, VA. More information can be found at www.ellumen.com.