Jay Hodes is a leading expert in HIPAA compliance and President of Colington Consulting. His company provides HIPAA consulting services for healthcare providers and business associates. Mr. Hodes has over 35 years of combined experience in risk assessments, site security evaluation, regulatory compliance, policy and procedures assessments, and Federal law enforcement management.
He served as the HIPAA Compliance Officer for the County of Fairfax, Virginia. In that role, Mr. Hodes managed the county-wide HIPAA security and privacy programs which included conducting security risk assessments, policy, and procedure development, conducting HIPAA breach, compliance, and privacy complaint investigations, and developing HIPAA Security Awareness and Privacy training. Mr. Hodes was an Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has provided expert witness opinions for litigation cases.
Mr. Hodes has been the keynote speaker and provided presentations regarding HIPAA compliance and patient privacy to many professional healthcare organizations including the Health Care Compliance Association, the Maryland Medical Group Management Association, the Baltimore City (MD) Medical Society, the New Jersey Aging Life Care Association, the California Primary Care Association, the National Association for Speech and Hearing Centers, and the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
He has published over 70 educational articles regarding HIPAA compliance, been featured in Part B News articles, the Report on Patient Privacy, provided a guest post in the Electronic Health Reporter, interviewed and provided comments to Hospital Access Management regarding HIPAA privacy issues resulting from the Orlando mass shooting incident, and interviewed four times by Renal & Urology News, provided comments to the Virtru.com blog regarding HIPAA requirements and safeguards, interviewed by PracticeSuite EMR as part of their Expert Interview Series, and interviewed and provided comments to the Health System Specialist.
Mr. Hodes is a member of the American Institute of Healthcare Compliance, Health Care Compliance Association, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. In his free time, Mr. Hodes is a volunteer for Lab Rescue of the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac.