Micky Tripathi is the president and CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), a non-profit collaboration of 34 leading Massachusetts organizations, and co-chair of the Privacy & Security Tiger Team, a federal advisory group to the Office of the National Coordinator.
Mr. Tripathi is also chair of the Information Exchange Working Group of the federal Health Information Technology Policy Committee, which provides recommendations to the federal government on health information exchange requirements related to the HITECH Act, and a director of the New England Health Exchange Network (NEHEN), a regional health information exchange based in Waltham, Mass., and the eHealth Initiative, a national health information technology education and advocacy organization.
Prior to joining MAeHC, Mr. Tripathi was a manager in the Boston office of the Boston Consulting Group, a leading strategy and management-consulting firm. While at BCG, he served as the founding president and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange, an Indianapolis-based non-profit company partnered with the Regenstrief Institute to create a state-wide health information infrastructure in the state of Indiana. As a manager in BCG’s health care practice, Mr. Tripathi also served a variety of U.S. and international clients in the non-profit sector as well as in the bioinformatics, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries.
He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University, and an AB in political science from Vassar College. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., he was a senior operations research analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in Washington, DC, for which he received the Secretary of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award.
On Dec. 18, 2011, The New York Times ran a story recounting Micky Tripathi’s nightmarish experience dealing with the fallout from his company’s data breach. Tripathi’s nonprofit, the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, works with doctors and hospitals to help digitize patient records. Earlier in 2011, crooks broke into an employee’s car, stole a laptop and made off with the unencrypted records for some 13,687 individuals. In this session, Tripathi will discuss his ordeal and how his team responded to it (and spent nearly $300,000 doing so). Most importantly, he’ll offer some observations, lessons learned and best practices that will help attendees more effectively secure patient health information.