Chris Apgar, CISSP, CEO and President of Apgar & Associates, LLC, is a nationally recognized information security, privacy, national identifier, HIPAA & electronic health information exchange expert. He has over 16 years of experience assisting health care organizations comply with HIPAA, HITECH and other privacy and security regulations. Mr. Apgar also has assisted healthcare, utilities and financial organizations implement privacy and security safeguards to protect against organizational harm and harm to consumers.
Mr. Apgar served as a member of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Board of Directors for eight years. Mr. Apgar served as the chair of the Oregon & SW Washington Healthcare, Privacy and Security Forum from 2000 to 2011. Mr. Apgar was a member of the California Office of Attorney General project team and the American Health Information Management Association Medical Identity Theft project team charged with developing educational material for health care providers, health plans and consumers regarding medical identity theft and prevention. He is also a member of the Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Advisory Commission.
Apgar & Associate, LLC clients range from small to large health plans, providers, healthcare clearinghouses, vendors, non-profits, government agencies and health care associations. Mr. Apgar is also a nationally known speaker and author. Mr. Apgar is has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional since 2002 and is a senior member of the Information Systems Security Association. His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and an Associates of Science degree in accounting. More information about Mr. Apgar and Apgar & Associates, LLC can be found at http://www.apgarandassoc.com.