Cliff Baker is the Managing Partner at Meditology Services. He is an industry leader in healthcare information technology, privacy and security, and has over 17 years of industry experience. Cliff has worked with the nation’s leading healthcare organizations across all sectors of the industry and has served as an executive advisor for key industry affiliations and companies. He is a sought after contributor and speaker for various health IT and information risk management forums, the lead author of the HITRUST Common Security Framework, and author of various IT Risk Management publications. Prior to forming Meditology, Cliff was the Chief Strategy Officer for HITRUST and also led PricewaterhouseCoopers’ healthcare security practice.
Cliff, a South African native, enjoys following soccer and continues to travel to the World Cup. Cliff spends his free time outdoors hiking and bird watching.
Ms. Ball is the founder and CEO of Troy & Sons Distillers located in Asheville, North Carolina. Troy & Sons produces America’s first premium moonshine, using an heirloom corn that survived on one family farm in North Carolina. Troy is the fourth female distillery owner in America and the first to produce Moonshine. Next year Troy & Sons will release a Reserve Moonshine and Blonde Whiskey.
Ball is a three time National Champion equestrian and has supported the United States Endurance Team in international competitions in Dubai and Malaysia. She currently sits on the Western Residence Board for the Governor of North Carolina.
Andrew Blumberg, PhD
Andrew Blumberg is an assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin. His primary research focus is algebraic topology, but he worked on the design of practical privacy-preserving systems for locational privacy and has extensive experience as a software engineer. Andrew has become involved in technology questions surrounding electronic health records more recently, as part of work with PPR.
Andrew holds an A.B in Mathematics from Harvard University and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Chicago.
Barry P. Chaiken, MD
Barry P. Chaiken, MD, MPH, FHIMSS has over 20 years experience in healthcare information technology, patient safety, clinical transformation, and public health. During his career, he worked with the National Institutes of Health, U.K’s. National Health Service, McKesson, and BearingPoint.
Over the past 15 years Chaiken provided expertise in quality and patient safety to provider and payor organizations helping them utilize information technology to improve clinical and administrative activities. He has served as guest lecturer and consultant on topics including patient safety, clinician adoption of information technology, quality improvement and the patient centered medical home.
Chaiken is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health as well as Health Care Quality Management. He is currently Chief Medical Officer at DocsNetwork, Ltd. where he provides thought leadership and offers clients his expertise in strategic planning, clinical transformation, and quality improvement. He has delivered more than 60 CME lectures, and is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Patient Safety and the journal of Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. Chaiken writes a column on technology and quality for the journal Patient Safety and Quality Health Care.
Ms. Coney is associate director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, D.C., where her work encompasses forecast and analysis of emerging technology and government policy and its implications for privacy. She coordinates EPIC’s coalition efforts, which include the Privacy Coalition and The Public Voice. She has testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Privacy and Cybercrime Enforcement, and the House Committee on Homeland Security on the topic of watch lists. She assesses privacy implications of emerging technologies and new uses for existing technology’s. In 2009, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Lillie to the Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors. Lillie wrote the chapter “Mobilize Underrepresented Voters” in The New York Times bestseller, 50 Ways to Love Your Country. She co-chaired the 2011 Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference: the Future is Now, and chaired the Public Voice Conferences in 2010 and 2011.
Reed Gelzer, MD
Reed Gelzer, MD, MPH, CHCC has more than 20 years experience in health care delivery, first practicing medicine in rural Michigan and then pursuing interests in care quality improvement using health information technology.. After working for an EHR vendor for several years, he moved into independent consulting, concentrating on electronic health data quality and co-founded Advocates for Documentation Integrity and Compliance. He has also published a number of articles on EHR data quality and documentation validity topics and has co-authored a book due for release early 2007 entitled, Due Diligence: Evaluating Electronic Health Record Systems. A Hands-on Manual. Dr. Gelzer received his MD from Wayne State University , his Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan , and certified as a compliance consultant. He currently consults on data quality and integrity projects for the Military Health Services and for CMS, while also serving on a number of EHR documentation best practices, standards, and certification workgroups through HL7, HIMSS, AHIMA, and serving the ONC as a contract project Work Group Chair on EHRs and the Prevention of Health Care Fraud. He advises vendors and purchasers and frequently presents at HIT conferences on EHR documentation, EHR implementation risk mitigation, and data quality topics.
Scott Monteith, MD
Dr. Scott Monteith is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. He was chief resident in his psychiatric residency, is board-certified in psychiatry, and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Michigan State University, has worked with his local community mental health center for nearly 20 years, and is a founder of Behavioral Medicine Associates, PLLC.
Dr. Monteith’s interest in health information technology (HIT) spans 23 years. He is a CCHIT Juror, was appointed to three consecutive terms by Michigan’s Governor Granholm to the Controlled Substances Advisory Commission which oversees the Michigan Automated Prescription System, was a member of the first Business Operations workgroup of the Michigan Health Information Network, has consulted in the area of medical malpractice risk management as it relates to HIT, and extensively uses HIT in his work. HIT privacy/security issues are amongst his central HIT interests.
Andy Oram is an editor at O’Reilly Media, a highly respected book publisher and technology information provider. An employee of the company since 1992, Andy currently specializes in open source, networking, and software engineering, but his editorial output has ranged from a legal guide covering intellectual property to a graphic novel about teenage hackers. His work for O’Reilly includes the influential 2001 title Peer-to-Peer, the 2005 ground-breaking book Running Linux, and the 2007 best-seller Beautiful Code.
Andy also writes often for O’Reilly’s Radar site (http://radar.oreilly.com/) and other publications on policy issues related to the Internet and on trends affecting technical innovation and its effects on society. Print publications where his work has appeared include The Economist, Communications of the ACM, Copyright World, and Internet Law and Business. His web site is
Frank Pasquale, JD
Frank Pasquale is the Schering-Plough Professor in Health Care Regulation and Enforcement, Seton Hall Law School, and is an Affiliate Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. He was the Chair of the American Association of Law Schools’ Section on Privacy and Defamation in 2011. He has been a visiting professor at Yale and Cardozo Law Schools, and a visiting fellow at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy.
Pasquale has testified before Congress (appearing with the General Counsels of Google and Microsoft), and has twice presented to committees at the National Academy of Sciences on surveillance technologies. He received a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.Phil from Oxford University, and a B.A. summa cum laude from Harvard University. Pasquale’s scholarship focuses on the power wielded by large intermediaries, including insurers, internet service providers, financial institutions, and search engines. He is writing a book on the topic titled “The Black Box Society: Reputation, Search, Finance” (under contract to Harvard University Press).
Marc Rotenberg, JD
Marc Rotenberg is Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC. He teaches information privacy law at Georgetown University Law Center and has testified before Congress on many issues, including access to information, encryption policy, consumer protection, computer security, and communications privacy. He testified before the 9-11 Commission on “Security and Liberty: Protecting Privacy, Preventing Terrorism.” He has served on several national and international advisory panels, including the expert panels on Cryptography Policy and Computer Security for the OECD, the Legal Experts on Cyberspace Law for UNESCO, and the Countering Spam program of the ITU. He currently chairs the ABA Committee on Privacy and Information Protection. He is the former Chair of the Public Interest Registry, which manages the .ORG domain. He is editor of Privacy and Human Rights and The Privacy Law Sourcebook, and co-editor (with Daniel J. Solove and Paul Schwartz) of Information Privacy Law (Aspen Publishing 2007). He is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School. He served as Counsel to Senator Patrick J. Leahy on the Senate Judiciary Committee after graduation from law school. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the recipient of several awards including the World Technology Award in Law. A tournament chess player, Marc won the 2007 Washington, DC Chess Championship.
Mark Rothstein, JD
Mark A. Rothstein holds the Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine and is the Founding Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He received his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and his J.D. from Georgetown University. Professor Rothstein has concentrated his research on bioethics, genetics, health privacy, public health law, and employment law. From 1999-2008, he served as Chair of the Subcommittee on Privacy and Confidentiality of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, the statutory advisory committee to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on health information policy. He is past president of the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics.
He is the author or editor of 19 books and nearly 200 book chapters and articles in leading journals of bioethics, law, medicine, and public health. His latest book is Employment Law (with Craver, Schroeder, & Shoben)(Thomson/West, 4th ed., 2009).
Nicholas P. Terry, JD
Nicolas P. Terry is The Hall Render Professor of Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He serves as Co-Director of the Hall Center for Law and Health. Professor Terry teaches Torts, Products Liability, Health Information Technology, Law & Science, and Health Care Quality. Educated at Kingston University and the University of Cambridge, Professor Terry began his academic career as a member of the law faculty of the University of Exeter in England before joining the faculty at Saint Louis University School of Law. From 1996-1997 he was Director of Legal Education at LEXIS-NEXIS. He has been a Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School and held visiting faculty positions at the law schools of Santa Clara University, the University of Missouri-Columbia, Washington University, and the University of Iowa. From 2000 to 2008 Professor Terry served as Co-director of Saint Louis University’s Center for Health Law Studies and from 2008 to 2010 as the School of Law’s Senior Associate Dean. Professor Terry’s research interests lie primarily at the intersection of medicine, law, and information technology. He is one of the permanent bloggers at the HealthLawProf blog.
Patsy Thomasson is the Chief of Staff of the Washington, DC office of the Ben Barnes Group. Since 2002, Patsy has overseen daily operations of the Washington office while managing client relations and communications with Capitol Hill. Among the greatest achievements during her BBG tenure are successfully coordinating the creation of the Beaumont Foundation of America and assisting in the efforts to obtain funds for the Southeast Texas Recovery. Patsy has worked at the Department of State managing embassies across the world, and was a veteran of the Clinton White House.
Patsy serves as an executive decision maker on PPR’s Advisory Board. She shapes and approves the foundation’s strategies, reviews results, and helps set the overall direction of the organization.