About HIPAA Journal

The HIPAA Journal

We provide the most comprehensive coverage of HIPAA news anywhere online, in addition to independent advice about HIPAA compliance and the best practices to adopt to avoid data breaches, HIPAA violations and regulatory fines.

Our ultimate ambition for this website is for it to become the number one resource on all matters relating to HIPAA and be the first location healthcare professionals look to obtain the information they need to protect the privacy of patients and avoid causing HIPAA violations. Our short term aims include making the HIPAA Journal the most comprehensive resource available anywhere on HIPAA regulations.

To assist HIPAA-covered entities achieve – and maintain – compliance with state and federal regulations governing the use, storage and disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII), we have compiled a comprehensive HIPAA Compliance Guide. This guide will be the first of a number of compliance and best practice guides that we will be issuing over the coming weeks.

We are committed to reporting healthcare and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act news when the stories break, ensuring our visitors obtain the latest information on regulatory changes, data breaches and other HIPAA matters.

Our articles are written to high journalistic standards and are deemed to be factual and correct at the time of posting. We make all reasonable efforts to ensure this website is updated with news as and when it happens.

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The HIPAA Journal Team

PJ Murray, Founder

PJ Murray has held technical product manager positions in a number of blue-chip companies, including Ericsson, where he was responsible for launching new products. PJ has been involved with many successful software start-ups, including co-founding CodeFutures in 2004, taking on software management roles encompassing all technical aspects of corporate websites. PJ holds degrees in engineering and mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin.

Steve Alder, Editor-in-Chief

Steve Alder has many years of experience as an international professional copywriter and journalist, and comes from a background in market research. He is a specialist on legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA and other complex legal topics. Steve has developed a deep understanding of regulatory issues surrounding the use information technology in the healthcare industry and has written hundreds of articles on HIPAA-related topics to date. Steve holds a B.Sc. from the University of Liverpool.

You can contact Steve at: stevealder(at)hipaajournal.com.

Melissa Ladin, Account Manager

Melissa Ladin is responsible for managing the advertising accounts and handling questions regarding advertising on HIPAA Journal.  She has over 20 years of experience in customer service and accounting.

You can contact Melissa at: Melissa(at)hipaajournal.com.

Andy Kelleher, Contributor, HIPAA Specialist

Andy Kelleher is a full-time copywriter and specialist in legal topics. He has contributed thousands of articles to a wide variety of international websites over the past several years. Andy has a background of banking, financial planning and journalism, and has developed deep research skills with dedicated attention to detail. These skills enabled him to deliver a comprehensive level of content towards the HIPAA Compliance Guide. Among Andy´s professional qualifications, he holds a Financial Planning Certificate issued by the UK Chartered Insurance Institute.

James Burrage, Web Developer

James Burrage is responsible for coding and testing the HIPAA Journal website. James works closely with the editorial team to ensure content is presented correctly to site visitors. He is responsible for cross-browser support and developing the website to display on as many mobile devices as possible. He performs regular performance testing and is responsible for ensuring the site remains secure for users. He also performs regular security updates on the servers and software systems. James has gained a well-deserved reputation for troubleshooting and problem-solving.

Shane Greene, Graphic Designer

Shane Green is a graphic designer who handles the design elements of the HIPAA Journal website. Shane has endeavored to give HIPAA Journal a distinct visual feel to differentiate the website from other healthcare industry sites and present content in a clear, easy to read and visually appealing format. Shane has produced all of the infographics that can be found on HIPAA Journal.  He combines his passion for art with his technical expertise to communicate complex HIPAA ideas through images.

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You can contact the Editor-in-Chief via editor(at)hipaajournal.com