Learn more about the Founder and CEO of HIPAA alli
Hi, my name is Kimberly Shutters!
I am the founder and CEO of HIPAA alli, established in 2015, to assist the medical community with their HIPAA Security Compliance activities.
My passion and soapbox mission is to bring awareness, education and prevention solutions for Business Associates (BAs) to help them understand how their daily activities impact the privacy and security of their patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI).
My background includes over 30 years in the Healthcare industry, working with Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Urology, and Otolaryngology and almost 10 years in the Biotech, as a Software Verification & Validation (V & V) Engineer.
After experiences numerous changes in healthcare I was ready for a change. I just didn’t know what that would be. Then in 1997, I decided to return to school, it was a huge challenge, computer programming at Coleman University. The challenge was, I had very limited experience with algebra and did not believe numbers and letters belonged in math. Boy, was I wrong!
It was an adventure through the different computer programming languages of the day with the likes of:
- · COBOL
- · RPG/AS400
- · UNIX
- · SQL
- · C/C++
I know it seems to look like alphabet soup doesn’t it!
After graduating I had the pleasure of working for and being mentored by Daniel Olivier, identified as one of the “100 Notable People in the Medical Device Industry.”
During that time I had the opportunity of creating the software policies & procedures, risk assessment (analysis) and risk management reports and any other essential documentation necessary for submission to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) & the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) divisions for 510(k) and Biologics License Application (BLA) submissions.
Why is this relevant?
To share with you how I approach HIPAA compliance. I incorporate all aspects of my background as a medical biller, CPT/ICD coder and medical office manager, and as a medical device verification & validation engineer. This diverse background gives me a unique perspective on the difficulties faced by medical practices in meeting their compliance responsibilities.
I am a member of American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Former board member for PHI Protection Network (PPN); and a volunteer on the PPN 2016 – 2017 Conference Planning Committee.
While volunteering with PPN I had the pleasure of being a contributing author with a number of industry professionals to update their white paper.
I’m a California transplant, moved for school and stayed after marrying my husband, Michael.