Professional Development & Continuing Education Programs

HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP)



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Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioners (HCISPPs) are at the forefront of protecting patient health information. These are the practitioners whose foundational knowledge and experience unite healthcare information security and privacy best practices and techniques under one credential to protect organizations and sensitive patient data against emerging threats and breaches.

Backed by (ISC)², a global not-for-profit organization that delivers the gold standard for information security certifications, the HCISPP credential confirms a practitioner’s core knowledge and experience in security and privacy controls for personal health information. This 3-day intensive certification prep course for HCISPPs builds the candidate’s knowledge in the six domains of the (ISC)² HCISPP CBK®, which cover:

  • Healthcare Industry
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Privacy and Security in Healthcare
  • Information Governance and Risk Management
  • Information Risk Assessment
  • Third Party Risk Management

Download the HCISPP Brochure here: HCISPP-brochure

This official training seminar is led by an (ISC)² authorized instructor and provides an in-depth, comprehensive review of healthcare security and privacy concepts and industry best practices, covering the domains of the HCISPP CBK. This course will help you review and refresh your security and privacy knowledge and help identify areas to study for the HCISPP exam.

This 3-day course is comprised of the 6 domains of the CBK and features:

  • Student handbook
  • Flashcards
  • Case studies and interactive learning activities

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Instructor: William “Buddy” Gillespie, HCISPP, ITIL v3 Certified 

William ‘Buddy’ Gillespie is a highly accomplished visionary, driven SeniorHealthcare IT Executive. Mr. Gillespie is a leader with extensive experience and achievements within Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) including strategic positioning, budgeting, staff recruitment, customer service, and implementation and consulting, customer support, customer relationship management, privacy and security sales/marketing and collaborative relationship positioning with multiple HIT vendors and business associates.

He has expertise in Health Information Technology, HIPAA Privacy and Security (HCISPP Certified) and most recently with Analytics and Health Information Exchange (HIE) has included extensive work with Electronic Medical Records (EMR), state-wide HIEs, and marketing of Disaster Recovery/Cloud Hosting solutions.

A certified Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP), Mr. Gillespie served as the VP, CIO, and CTO at WellSpan health, an integrated delivery system based in York, Pennsylvania and serving more than 70,000 people in south central PA. As the CTO, Mr. Gillespie was responsible for the strategic and tactical efforts surrounding the business and clinical systems at WellSpan. Now “retired”, he works as a consultant, presenter, and active member of several prestigious organizations.