Dr. Michael L. Brody to Serve as Opti9’s Healthcare Subject Matter Expert
NEW YORK, NY, September 22, 2015 – Opti9, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces the appointment of Dr. Michael L. Brody as HIPAA Compliance Specialist. As Opti9’s healthcare Subject Matter Expert (SME), Dr. Brody provides invaluable insight into current healthcare information technology practices through regular contribution of online health technology content and assistance in overall product and service strategy. He is also instrumental in speaking with Opti9’s healthcare customers and technical engineers to help plan and architect technical solutions that comply with various Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and security requirements.
With more than 28 years of experience in the field of medicine, Dr. Brody currently operates a private practice in Southold, New York, and is a staff Podiatrist and Clinical Instructor at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, where he founded the Podiatry residency program. An expert in his field, Dr. Brody has travelled across the nation educating many businesses and healthcare organizations in the field of Health Information Technology (HIT) and Meaningful Use. He received his undergraduate education from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine in 1987 from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Brody has been involved in the HIV Intervention Science Training Program (HISTP), Health Level Seven International (HL7), the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT), and the Standards & Interoperability (S&I) Framework, all of which were integral in developing national standards for Meaningful Use. Dr. Brody will share his knowledge of HIT to Opti9’s advantage. He is also a longstanding member and a regular speaker at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) tradeshows and events, which include some of the largest and most important healthcare IT conferences in the world.
“The healthcare industry is in a constant state of flux, necessitating custom-built Cloud and Colocation HIT solutions to meet the unique needs of each healthcare customer,” explains Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer of Opti9. “These tailor-made solutions require special considerations made to security strategy during the engineering process. In addition to being an expert contributor to this process, Dr. Brody is also an invaluable addition to our growing team of experts as Opti9 continues to expand and enhance our offerings within the healthcare IT sector.”
Dr. Brody has previously applied his expertise to the tech sector. In 2013, he was appointed Chief Compliance Officer of ICS Software, a provider of Electronic Health Records (EHR) software to doctors and medical practices, and also serves as President and CEO of TLD Systems, a team of specialists in the fields of medicine, law and technology with the common goal of making HIPAA compliance affordable for the independent practitioner.
“Working with Opti9 is an opportunity to positively influence the growth and expansion of a rapidly emerging player in the healthcare IT sector,” comments Dr. Brody. “I am excited to see how we can work together to evolve Opti9’s services and offerings in a way that not only enhances the Company, but the future of the healthcare IT industry.”
About Opti9 Founded in 1996 and headquartered in New York, Opti9 is a leader in managed hosting solutions, including Managed and secure Cloud infrastructure. Opti9’s expansive ecosystem of state-of-the-art technology solutions includes fully managed Private, Public and Hybrid Clouds, Dedicated Servers, Colocation, CDN, Security and DRaaS. Combining industry-leading innovation, expert support and high-touch customer service, Opti9 serves as a true technology partner to a vast variety of customers including enterprises and SMBs, healthcare organizations, Information Technology firms, eCommerce companies and VoIP providers. Opti9 also operates an international network of data centers located in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Amsterdam.