Mark Binkelman of Wipfli LLP earns Certified HITRUST Practitioner credential

July 19, 2010
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Wipfli senior associate and Milwaukee-area resident Mark Binkelman recently earned the Certified HITRUST Practitioner credential from the Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance. This certification involves an intense course of study regarding the HITRUST audit requirements and completion of HITRUST training.
“The firm congratulates Mark on this accomplishment,” said Bob Parrish, partner in charge of Wipfli’s health care industry practice. “As a qualified HITRUST Assessor organization, Mark will be an integral member of our Wipfli team as we provide HITRUST audits to clients.”
With over 10 years of experience, Binkelman provides technology and business consulting services to health care organizations, assisting them to meet their business and technology objectives. His experience includes vendor selections, process improvement, IT assessments, SAS 70 audits, service line planning, and business continuity planning. Binkelman also has expertise in data center consolidation, disaster recovery, and enterprise systems implementations. He is a member of the Disaster Recovery Institute and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. He graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering with a bachelor of science degree in business management with a focus on information systems. He also holds an associate degree in computer networking from Waukesha County Technical College and received his Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP) certification from the Disaster Recovery Institute.
The HITRUST Alliance, in collaboration with healthcare, business, technology and information security leaders, has established the Common Security Framework (CSF), a certifiable framework that can be used by any and all healthcare organizations that create, access, store or exchange personal health and financial information. The CSF is an information security framework that harmonizes the requirements of existing standards and regulations, including federal healthcare (HIPAA, HITECH, CMS, and JCAHO), third party (PCI, COBIT) and government (NIST, FTC). As a framework, the CSF provides organizations with the needed structure, detail, and clarity, relating to information security tailored to the healthcare industry.

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