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Meet Our Expert HIPAA Compliance Consultants

Strategic Management consultants are experts on HIPAA compliance issues, enforcement actions, training, as well as legal threats and have been solving HIPAA problems since its passage in 1996. Our HIPAA consultants have been engaged by health care providers, law firms, managed care organizations, and HIPAA business associates, who desire to make use of the extensive experience and expertise of the Firm. The Strategic Management team offers confidential consulting; several types of HIPAA training (both, web-based and in-person); and other essential compliance resources.

Scroll down to learn more about some of our key HIPAA compliance consultants.

Cornelia Dorfschmid, PhD, MSIS, PMP, CHC

Cornelia Dorfschmid, Ph.D., MSIS, PMP
Executive Vice President

Dr. Cornelia M. Dorfschmid is an Executive Vice President for the firm and a nationally recognized expert who is frequently called upon by law firms and clients to assist in statistical auditing, including claims analyses and overpayment extrapolation. She also has deep experience in the areas of corporate compliance and HIPAA compliance risk assessments.

Dr. Dorfschmid has over 16 years of private and government sector experience in compliance consulting, the majority of which was in management and executive capacities. She is a recognized expert in the areas of HIPAA and compliance risk assessments, enterprise risk management (ERM), RAT-STATS sampling and litigation consulting.

In her past position as Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer for the firm, she was instrumental to the development and deployment of web-based HIPAA analysis and training software tools and advisory services for building HIPAA Privacy and Security programs.

One of her current areas of service is HIPAA Security compliance. Under Dr. Dorfschmid’s leadership, Strategic Management has been providing HIPAA security consulting, risk analysis, and information security vulnerability assessments. She assists clients specifically with compliance needs related to the mandated Evaluation and Security Risk Management standards in the Security Rule, as well as other required administrative and technical safeguards.

She has presented at various associations and professional organizations and events on such issues as Risk Management and Methodologies, Compliance Risk Areas, Benchmarking Compliance Program Effectiveness, and HIPAA Privacy and Security.

Rita Isnar, JD, MPA

Rita Isnar, JD
Senior Vice President

Rita Isnar joined the team in 2003 and has overseen numerous HIPAA compliance and gap analysis engagements. She has served as lead consultant for a number of major healthcare system HIPAA privacy compliance program and gap analysis reviews.

Ms. Isnar also assisted managed care organizations (MCOs) in various settings.  She has experience reviewing and analyzing contractual, statutory and regulatory requirements that MCOs are obligated to meet in marketing to and enrolling members in their health care plans. Further, she has experience reviewing and assessing internal marketing and enrollment policies and procedures that have been implemented to meet these requirements.

Ms. Isnar has also conducted retrospective and real-time reviews of Medicaid enrollment applications to determine their compliance with State requirements.  These reviews were conducted to identify what would constitute an error based on internal, contractual, statutory and regulatory requirements and other criteria deemed important by the MCO.

She has experience managing and her team has acted as an IRO for a number of health care organizations, demonstrating specialized expertise in assisting various health care entities and systems in relation to HIPAA.

Her experience with multi-team engagements and complex annual work plans have allowed her to excel when working with multi-state and national health care organizations that have entered into a CIA.

Prior to joining Strategic Management, Ms. Isnar’s regulatory and compliance experience in the health care industry included interning at the New York State Office of the Attorney General in Syracuse, New York and working with a regulatory compliance firm to perform research and analysis on HIPAA related issues.

Our HIPAA Compliance Consultants Are Here To Help

Founded more than 20 years ago, Strategic Management was among the very first consulting firms to provide HIPAA support to clients.  Strategic Management’s knowledge and experience in HIPAA and HITECH centers on the importance of understanding and incorporating the regulatory compliance requirements into an existing organizational strategy and compliance infrastructure.

Since the initial drafts of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules were released, the Strategic Management team has provided research, analysis, and program support on privacy and security rules and requirements to a number of organizations including both commercial sector entities and government agencies.  More specifically, our experience includes:

  • Developing privacy research briefs, educational programs, and project tracking tools for the Department of Defense Military Health System.
  • Conducting HIPAA implementation progress reviews for the Office of Personnel Management Federal Employee Health Benefit Program (FEHBP) contractors.
  • Supporting hundreds of private sector health care organizations in the development, assessment, and management of their privacy and security compliance programs.

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