The Privacy Officer oversees all activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance, oversight of, and adherence to the Program as they apply to Premier, Inc, its self-funded Health Plan and the other Premier subsidiaries and affiliates that are business associates, downstream business associates, or subsidiaries and affiliates that do not use or disclose Protective Health Information (PHI) (collectively, “Premier”). Responsibilities
This position will have responsibility to evaluate, monitor, document and certify Premier s compliance with all Applicable Law and to receive and address complaints under this Program. In particular, the Privacy Officer is responsible for implementing, supervising and maintaining the Program and takes all steps necessary to achieve those purposes, Including:?? •Expertise and Development and Implementation of the Program? •Compliance? •Coordination and Leadership?? This position will have daily interaction and influence with all business segments, the dept heads, the executives and their staff.
The position will work with ITS staff, legal and outside regulatory agencies as necessary to meet deliverables. Expertise And Development And Implementation Of The Program •In coordination with Premier leadership, implement, update and maintain the Program, which shall be consistent with the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act and regulations promulgated thereunder (“HIPAA”) and any additional, non-preempted state and federal U.S. laws that address the privacy and security of data and that apply to Premier (together, “Applicable Law”).? •Maintain documentation of the Program.?
Maintain comprehensive and current knowledge of Applicable Law and best practices. Monitor developments in Applicable Law and best practices and revise and update the Program as necessary.? •Monitoring Premier’s compliance with the Program and with any contractual obligations relating to Protected Data?
Collaborate and coordinate with the Privacy Impact Assessment process/Change Management request to ensure monitoring and appropriate privacy best practices are implemented in new initiatives as well as change in business processes, tools or vendors.? •Collaborate and coordinate with the Chief Security Officer and other appropriate Premier compliance departments to perform periodic risk assessments and compliance auditing and monitoring involving workforce members, business associates, and other contractors to ensure compliance with Applicable Law.?
Establish with Premier management and operations a mechanism to track access to Protected Data and to allow qualified individuals to review or receive a report on such activity.? •Analyze the effectiveness, performance, and quality of the Program.? •Periodically report on the status of the Program to Premier leadership.? •Develop and maintain documentation and templates needed to implement the Program and otherwise maintain compliance with Applicable Laws (e. g., template authorizations and waivers, privacy practice notices and materials, business associate agreements).?
Participate in the development, implementation, and ongoing compliance monitoring of all business associate agreements, and ensure all privacy concerns, requirements, and responsibilities are addressed.? •Oversee, direct, and provide or arrange for the provision of initial and ongoing privacy training and orientation to appropriate workforce members and third party contractors as appropriate.?? Compliance?
Establish and administer a process for receiving, documenting, tracking and investigating complaints concerning privacy practices, policies, and procedures in coordination and collaboration with similar compliance functions within Premier.? •Work with Human Resources, Premier legal counsel, and Premier leadership to develop and administer, in a consistent manner, appropriate sanctions applicable to the Premier’s workforce, vendors, and contractors for failure to comply with privacy policies and procedures.?
Coordinate with Human Resources to ensure no intimidating, discriminatory, or other retaliatory actions occur against a person who files, testifies, assists, or participates in any investigation, compliance review, proceeding, or hearing related to a privacy violation, or who opposes any unlawful act or practice. Coordination And Leadership •Serve as the liaison with the Data Stewardship Committee to ensure appropriate coordination the Program.? •Initiate, facilitate, and promote activities to foster information privacy awareness within Premier and, as appropriate, third party contractors.?
Serve as an internal resource and consultant to Premier on privacy related activities and inquiries and serve as a back-up to the Chief Security Officer as necessary with respect to security compliance related activities and inquiries.? •Serve as Premier’s liaison to the Office of Civil Rights and other federal and state agencies with jurisdiction to enforce Applicable Law in connection with external compliance reviews or investigations, requests for guidance, and other inquiries or communications regarding the Program. Education & Experience Bachelor’s degree; Prefer: Master’s (MBA, MHA)?
Healthcare policy, public health or healthcare IT? •7 years; Prefer: 10? •Progressive leadership role in development and maintenance of a Healthcare Compliance Program?? About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient? Premier is the nation’s largest performance improvement alliance of more than 2,700 U. S. hospitals and 90,000 other sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care.
Owned by healthcare providers, Premier operates a leading purchasing network with nearly $5 billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains clinical, financial and outcomes databases based on 1 in every 4 patient discharges. A world leader in measurably improving patient care, Premier has the largest performance improvement collaboratives in America, including one in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N. C. , Premier also has an office in Washington, DC. Come follow us onLinkedIn-Facebook-Twitter-YouTube.??
Premier is an equal opportunity employer. Job Type Permanent Location Charlotte Information Security Officer Location: Lubbock, TX Area Code: 806 Telecommute: no Travel Required: none Skills: HIPAA, HITRUST, Risk Assessment, ISO, Healthcare Information Security, CISSP Pay Rate: 60-75k Tax Term: FULLTIME Length: Date Posted: 5-6-2013 Position ID: 135825 Dice ID: 10341531 The Information Security Officer works with a high degree of independence to provide specialized consulting, programs, and analysis related to the areas of computer, information, and network security.
The Information Security Officer coordinates the development, implementation, and administration of high-level security policies, practices, standards and programs, as well as coordinating the development and execution of effective security awareness programs. The Information Security Officer also participates as a member of the IT Infrastructure management team, providing security information and input to strategic and tactical planning; budget preparation; initiatives and project planning and the appropriate and effective use of IT resources, as required.
This individual shall also facilitate and direct the timely dissemination of security information, and manages the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT). The Information Security Officer must also coordinate the assessment of computer systems and network security risks: investigates and develops contingency plans by undertaking risk analyses, security investigations, surveys, and threat assessments. Security Oversight & Support
Oversee IT security program to secure confidential information, IT assets and systems •Identify IT security goals, objectives and metrics consistent with the strategic plan •Monitor changes in legislation and accreditation standards that affect information security •Maintain HIPAA compliance in collaboration with HIPAA Privacy Officer •Support compliance through participation in Continuous Regulatory Compliance and Information Security committees. •Work with functional groups and staff to create policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure the security and privacy of information and assets •Monitor compliance with security policies
Prepare documentation of security plans and procedures •Initiate, facilitate, and promotes activities to foster information security awareness within the organization * Qualifications/Licensure/Certifications * Bachelor degree (Computer Science preferred) or equivalent experience is required. Eight (8) years of varied information technology experience is required, four (4) years of which must be directly related to computer, information, and network security assessment, administration, and management. Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills. * Additional preferred skills for this position include:
Strong Security certification preferred: Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified •Information Systems Manager (CISM), Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS) •Demonstrated expertise in healthcare operations as well as health information knowledge, change, and project management •Leadership qualities with knowledge of infrastructure security components and integrated, computerized rules-based systems •Previous work experience preferred with federal and state privacy and security laws, regulations, and accreditation standards for maintaining information security and confidentialit.