Adam Greene, a nationally-recognized authority on HIPAA and the HITECH Act, primarily counsels health care systems, technology companies, and financial institutions on compliance with health information privacy, security, and breach notification requirements. Adam is a former regulator at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he played a key role in administering and enforcing the HIPAA rules. At HHS, Adam was responsible for determining how HIPAA rules apply to new and emerging health information technologies and he was instrumental in the development of the current enforcement process.
Adam’s work at HHS during the evolution of HIPAA and related regulations has given him a keen understanding of agency interactions with the health care community. Adam has written numerous articles on the HIPAA rules and is a frequent speaker on the subject. Adam also served as the Chair of the HIMSS Cloud Computing Workgroup.
In 2015, HealthcareInfoSecurity.com named Adam one of the nation's top ten influencers in health information security, citing his "down-to-earth style that puts people at ease while he translates legal jargon into understandable actions that healthcare organizations should consider taking for their own privacy and security programs." He was also named one of the "50 Top Healthcare IT Experts" in 2015 by Health Data Management.