Data Privacy & Security Best Practices for Hospitals and Clinics

Date & Time

Wednesday, June 28th | 1:30pm ET



Budget and staffing constraints can limit small to midsized hospitals and ambulatory clinics from activating best practices for health data privacy and security. In this discussion, our panelists will cover critical steps that any healthcare delivery organization should take to establish or strengthen its privacy and security processes.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basics of a health data privacy and security program.  
  • Hear about best practices for creating an inventory of assets, implementing a risk management framework, developing a retention schedule, and more.  
  • Increase awareness of recommended internal privacy and security policies. 
  • Discuss the pros and cons of insourcing versus outsourcing privacy and security initiatives. 

Planned Length of Presentation

45 minute presentation + 15 minute Q&A


Dan Kompare

VP of Technology

Dan has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology since graduating from Purdue University with a specialty in data integration and work in bioinformatics and EHR system design. Throughout the years, he’s had a hand in system administration, networking, security, data analytics, database administration, software development, and senior leadership over critical infrastructure. Today, Dan leads the Harmony Healthcare IT Infrastructure and Support teams, focusing on the customer experience and providing technical solutions to improve the patient care experience.

Bridget Group

Bridget Group

Corporate Counsel, Privacy Officer

Bridget serves Harmony Healthcare IT as Privacy Officer and corporate counsel. She has over 6 years of health information technology experience, working in solution planning, project and program management, and legal analysis. As a consultant at Cerner Corporation, Bridget simultaneously led solution implementation for numerous clients. Bridget transitioned implementation skills into project management for Harmony Healthcare IT clients. During law school, Bridget worked as a legal analyst, and upon graduation, moved into the Corporate Compliance role.

Nick Cardwell, CISSP, CCSP

Director of Cybersecurity

Nick has 5+ years of experience in Cybersecurity since graduating from Indiana University with a B.S. in Informatics with a focus in Security and a minor in Criminal Justice. In Nick’s professional career, he’s had experience in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), HITRUST Compliance, HIPAA Compliance, Security Architecture and Engineering, Security Operations, Identity and Access Management, Incident Response, System Administration, Networking, Data Analysis, and Management. Today, Nick leads the Harmony Healthcare IT Security team, focusing on preserving customer data and maintaining the security of Harmony Healthcare IT’s infrastructure and operations.