Connect with our AHIA Subject Matter Leaders
Information Technology Security: I’m Jennifer McGill, your AHIA Subject Matter Leader on Healthcare Information Technology Auditing. I have worked as an IT auditor in the manufacturing and retail industries, but have enjoyed the most interesting and rewarding audit career in the healthcare industry. Over the past 9 years I have helped to establish an IT audit function at my organization, recruited and built a team, supported HIPAA Security compliance efforts, and partnered with IT on many projects and audits. My team and I work on system implementations, major IT strategic projects, information security audits, compliance reviews for Meaningful Use, PCI DSS, and HIPAA Security, as well as technical audits of a number of other IT functions, processes, and systems. Feel free to ask questions about these or other technology audit-related topics. If I don’t know the answer, I’m sure we can find a colleague who can help. CONNECT WITH JENNIFER HERE.
Data Analytics: I am Gail Hormats, your AHIA subject matter expert on Continuous Auditing and Monitoring. I am currently the Sr. Compliance Auditor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA where I develop CAM routines focused on compliance, as well as perform more traditional Compliance centered audits. As Manager of Audit Services, and subsequently as Manager, Audit and Compliance, for Baystate Health, I developed and managed the organization’s Continuous Auditing and Monitoring Program, which averaged direct recoveries or revenue protection of approximately $7.5 million annually. Prior to joining Baystate Health, I was Associate Director of IT Audit for the University of Massachusetts, where I introduced and developed CAATs using ACL. She has developed continuous audit routines ranging from systems access control oversight, change control oversight, and federal sanctions testing to revenue recovery, patient status compliance, payroll reconciliations, Conflict of Interest Disclosures, and many others. I have used ACL since Version 3, back in the 1990s. Currently I am learning Microsoft’s Power BI to provide a new set of analytic tools. I am an ACL Data Analyst, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and Certified in Risk Management Assurance. I hold a Master’s in Business from Babson College and a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from The Ohio State University. If you have questions concerning data analytics – approach, methodologies, tools, or scripting – CONNECT WITH GAIL HERE.
Enterprise Risk Management (“ERM”): Hello! I am Anna Cuson, CPA, CFE and I am your AHIA Subject Matter Expert on Enterprise Risk Management (“ERM”). I have an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting. I am also currently in law school pursuing my JD. I have been involved in ERM since 1998 and work in both clinical and non-clinical area to identify and mitigate risk. My areas of expertise include fraud prevention, detection and investigation; drug diversion investigation and monitoring; internal controls and physician transactions/ contract review. I hope to provide you an additional audit resource and partner as you navigate the complex world of healthcare auditing. If you have questions pertaining to one of these areas, or just want someone to discuss an idea or audit issue with, CONNECT WITH ANNA HERE.