ATLANTA, GA | January 22, 2013--GNAX Health, a leading healthcare technology infrastructure and application delivery service provider, announced today the addition of Frankie Rios as its new Vice President of Information Security & Compliance. Frankie will oversee and implement the company's information security, privacy and compliance program, ensuring that GNAX's security and compliance technologies and processes adhere to all appropriate industry standards, including HIPAA, HITECH, HITRUST, PCI, MAR, FISMA, FDA and SSAE.
"Protecting sensitive health information and ensuring compliance with industry requirements is of great importance when providing hospitals and health care organizations the technology they need to improve the management of patient and clinical data," stated Jeff Hinkle, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman for GNAX Health. "Frankie brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in healthcare information security, ensuring the protection of sensitive data and enhancing performance for GNAX Health customers."
Frankie has over 20 years of experience in information security. Twelve of those years were spent working within the healthcare industry, providing him with a broad knowledge of healthcare operations, networking technologies and the expertise to coordinate and secure IT systems for healthcare providers. He is a veteran in the areas of Enterprise Security and Risk Management, Policy, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI Data Security Standards and Meaningful Use. On the value that he will bring to GNAX Health, Frankie stated, "I bring information security expertise and business acumen into all decisions. Information security needs to be transparent throughout the organization, not a hindrance."
Prior to joining GNAX Health, Frankie was the Director of Information Security, Ethics and Compliance for the east Florida division of HCA Healthcare, the nation's leading provider of healthcare services. During that time, he developed and implemented information security strategy including policies, procedures, technology research and development. Prior to this, Frankie worked at HCA Healthcare as a Director of Information Security Architecture, Manager of Security Engineering and a Senior Security Engineer.
Prior to joining HCA Healthcare, Frankie spent sixteen years in the United States Marine Corps as a Senior Network Engineer, Trainer and Supervisor.
Frankie was a member of the Tennessee chapter of HIMSS, serving as the Medical Device Security Work Group Chair and MDS/2 re-write co-chair, as well as a member of the Privacy and Steering Committee.
Frankie has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2002. He holds a BS in Business from Strayer University.
About GNAX Health
GNAX Health is a leading healthcare technology infrastructure and application delivery service provider offering hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, labs and many other healthcare organizations mission-critical datacenter colocation, managed application delivery, backup & disaster recovery, medical image vendor neutral archive (VNA) and exchange, as well as enterprise level VMware based cloud computing services. GNAX's 70,000 square feet mission-critical datacenter in Atlanta is SSAE 16 Type II compliant with Tier-4 power and serves as its home base with an additional strategic facility located in Dallas, Texas. Learn more at www.gnaxhealth.com.
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