Precyse Appoints Paul Flanagan as Vice President of Compliance and Privacy
Wayne, PA and Alpharetta, GA Oct 4, 2011 — Precyse, a leader in health information management (HIM) technologies and services, announces the appointment of Paul Flanagan as Vice President of Compliance and Privacy. Flanagan will oversee Precyse’s Corporate Compliance Program, including monitoring healthcare regulatory developments and maintaining corporate policies and procedures; compliance and privacy training; risk audits and assessments; and regulatory reporting and communications. A member of the Senior Leadership Team, he will report directly to Precyse CEO Jeffrey Levitt and will be based in the company’s Wayne office. Flanagan replaces Precyse Vice President of Compliance and Privacy, Cheryl Servais, who is retiring.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead Precyse’s compliance and privacy program and bring my experience from the provider side to the innovative healthcare services and technology programs and products that Precyse offers”, said Paul Flanagan. “Precyse’s vision of a world where meaningful health information is readily available to help save time, money and lives is the future of healthcare.”
Flanagan has served as Chief Compliance Officer/Privacy Officer for a number of prominent healthcare organizations, including Hahnemann University Academic Hospital; 21st Century Oncology; Express Scripts/CuraScript Inc; Shands Health System at the University of Florida; Eisenhower Medical; University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz.; and Alegent Health in Omaha. In his most recent position at Hahnemann, Flanagan ensured compliance with the federal government’s five-year, $900 million Corporate Integrity Agreement with Tenet Healthcare and instituted a comprehensive education and training program that included general and specific compliance training for 3,200 people regarding various compliance issues and risks.
Flanagan holds a juris doctor degree from Creighton University School of Law, a master of science degree in Hospital Administration from Widener University and a bachelor’s degree from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He served on the National Board of Directors for the Healthcare Compliance Officer Association (HCCA) from 1998-2001 and as an adjunct professor in hospital administration at various universities. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Because of his expertise in healthcare compliance, Flanagan has been sought out as a speaker for many HCCA, AHIMA, HFMA and AIC events and has been a contributing editor and advisory board member of many industry publications.
“Paul has dedicated most of his career to the area of compliance and privacy, particularly in the healthcare setting,” said Levitt. “He is the ideal choice to lead our Compliance and Privacy programs. I look forward to the expertise that he will bring to our organization.”