Gerry Blass brings over 35 years of experience in healthcare information technology. Prior to ComplyAssistant, Gerry was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for a major healthcare system in New Jersey. As the CISO, Gerry built the HIPAA Privacy and Security programs and chaired their multidisciplinary governance team. In 2002 Gerry founded ComplyAssistant to provide software and service solutions for HIPAA and IT strategic planning. Gerry currently chairs the NJ HIMSS Privacy, Security and Compliance Committee and participates in national and local chapter events that include NY, NJ, and Delaware Valley.Gerry contributes to healthcare compliance articles and postings in various blogs and publications. Gerry shares content in HIPAA 411, a LinkedIn group he co-founded, along with many other related LinkedIn groups. Gerry is an active member and presents at industry association events with HIMSS, HFMA, AITP, NCHICA, NJPCA, NJAMHAA, and HCCA.