Personal Consumer Information Protection In Health Care Operations Topic of Stamer’s 11/1 Speech

Stamer Speaks on “PCI In the Hospital/Healthcare Setting” on 11/1 in LA

Cynthia Marcotte Stamer will speak on “PCI In The Hospital/Healthcare Setting” at the Privacy and Security Forum in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, November 1.

About The Program

The Forum co-sponsored by the HIMSS SoCal Chapter, along with the ISSA-LA, ISACA-LA, ISC2-LA, & OWASP will be held at the to be held at the Center For Healthy Community in Los Angeles, CA on November 1, 2012 from 7:30AM – 1:30PM.

Ms. Stamer’s and her co-panelist, John B. Sapp Jr., CISSP, CRISC, HISP, CGEIT, Senior Director, Information Security Product Management & Innovation at McKesson Corporation, will discuss the diverse risks, responsibilities and challenges that health care providers, retailers and vendors and consumers face in handling, using and protecting payment card data and information (PCI) used or disclosed in hospital and other health care settings. This includes both personal consumer information that qualifies as protected health information or personal financial information obtained in connection with reimbursement or other core health care operations, as well as PCI from retail, hospitality, parking or other related operations.

About Ms. Stamer

Ms. Stamer has more than 25 years experience advising and assisting health care providers, health plans, health care technology, their business associates and other health industry clients about privacy and data security, investigations and enforcement, and other compliance, public policy, regulatory, staffing, and other operations and risk management concerns.

Recognized in the International Who’s Who of Professionals for her work as an attorney, consultant and author to a wide range of health care, technology, financial services, insurance and other business and governmental organizations, Ms. Stamer helps health industry and other clients to develop and use legal and other strategies to manage legal, operational and other risks, to enhance business and operational effectiveness, to reengineer people, processes and culture, and meet other goals.   As a key component of this involvement, Ms. Stamer has worked extensively on the design, development, operation and defense health, financial services and other information systems, technology and other systems and processes.  She regularly advises businesses and their leaders about the risks and responsibilities under federal and state civil and criminal laws affecting their operations and the development and administration of technology and other strategies for managing these risks and mitigation of data and privacy breaches.  She advises health care organizations, technology companies, outsourcers and others to design processes and technology to manage compliance and risks or promote other operational objectives. 

Vice President of the North Texas Health Care Compliance Professionals Association, founder and Executive Director of the Coalition for Responsible Health Policy and Project COPE; The Coalition on Patient Empowerment, Past Chair of the ABA Health Law Section Managed Care & Insurance Section and the former Board Compliance Chair of the National Kidney Foundation of North Texas, as a continuous part of this work, she helps clients design, administer and defend HIPAA, FACTA, data breach, identity theft and other risk management, compliance and other privacy, data security, confidential information and other data security and technology policies and practices affecting their operations. She has assisted a multitude of health industry, health and other employee benefits, insurance and financial services, technology and other businesses to design and administer privacy, data security and other policies, processes and technology.  She workers with these and other clients to investigate and redress legal and business liabilities and other concerns resulting from HIPAA PHI and other personal information breaches and use, hacking, identity theft, data breach, theft of trade secrets, spoofing, industrial espionage, insider and other parties misuse of data or technology and other cybercrime and technology use concerns under HIPAA, FACTA and other FTC, and other federal and state data breach, privacy, cybercrime, tort, trade secret and other intellectual property, contract and other laws.  She assists these and other clients to design and administer compliance and risk management programs to protect and defend their use and collection of sensitive data. She drafts and advises clients about privacy, security, confidentiality and data security, credit and other background checks, workplace and other investigations and surveillance, and other tools and practices to assist businesses to mitigate risks arising out of technology and data use and monitoring.  Ms. Stamer regularly works with health care, health and other insurance and financial services, and other businesses, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, US Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigations, state attorneys general and other agencies on HIPAA, FACTA and other privacy, data security, cybercrime, trade secret and related concerns.

Ms. Stamer also is widely recognized for her regulatory and public policy advocacy, publications, and public speaking on privacy and other compliance, risk management concerns.  For the past two years, Ms. Stamer has serve as the appointed scribe for the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits annual agency meeting with OCR and has lead numerous programs for the ABA and others on this topic.  Her insights on HIPAA risk management and compliance frequently appear in medical privacy related publications of a broad range of health care, health plan and other industry publications Among others, she has conducted privacy training for the Association of State & Territorial Health Plans (ASTHO), the Los Angeles Health Department, the American Bar Association, the Health Care Compliance Association, a multitude of health industry, health plan, insurance and financial services, education, employer employee benefit and other clients, trade and professional associations and others.

A highly popular lecturer and widely published author on privacy, data security, and other matters, Ms. Stamer’s insights have been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Business Insurance, the Dallas Morning News, Spencer Publications, and a host of other publications.  Her “Personal Identity Theft Training Online Training Program For CIOs” has been included as part of the curriculum of the University of Dallas Information Management Graduate Program.  Cindy also regularly publishes and speaks for a wide range of organizations including the American Bar Association, the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), Aspen Publishers, Spencer Publications, ISSA, HIMSS, the American Electronics Association (AEA), the Institute of Internal Auditors, Business Institutes and a multitude of others.  She is the author of hundreds of other publications and workshops including “Privacy & Securities Standards-A Brief Nutshell,” “Privacy Invasions of Medical Care-An Emerging Perspective,” the E-Health Business and Transactional Law Chapter on Other Liability-Tort and Regulatory;” “Cybercrime and Identity Theft: Health Information Security Beyond HIPAA;” “Personal Identity Management Legal Demands and Technology Solutions;” “Tailoring A Records Management Plan And Process To Meet Your Legal And Operational Needs;” “Brokers & Insurers Identity Theft and Privacy Perils;” “HR’s Role In Personal Identity Theft & Cyber Crime Prevention;” “Protecting & Using Patient Data In Disease Management Opportunities, Liabilities And Prescriptions;” “Why Your Business Needs A Cybercrime Prevention and Compliance Program;” “Leveraging Your Enterprise Digital Identity Management Investments and Breaking though the Identity Management Buzz;” “When Your Employee’s Private Life Becomes Your Business;” “and hundreds of other works.

Cindy also applies her experience as a leader in numerous professional and civic organizations. She currently and previously has served as an advisory board member to a wide range of health information technology and data security incubators, and in a host of other leadership roles in various other professional, charitable and civil organizations.  Cindy also has served as an Adjunct Faculty Member of the University of Dallas Graduate School of Management, on the editorial advisory boards of The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (BNA), and a host of other editorial advisory boards and seminar faculties.

For more information about Cindy as your Solutions Lawyer, to conduct training for your organization, or for other information, you may call her at 469.767.8872 or see


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