WHA’s Mueller Appointed to State Data Advisory Committee

October 01, 2019

Jennifer Mueller, MBA, RHIA, FACHE, FAHIMA, vice president of the WHA Information Center, has been appointed to the state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Advisory Committee on Data Privacy and Security. The Committee will include state government representatives, business interests, data stakeholders and advocacy groups.

Mueller was nominated to serve on the committee by WHA President and CEO Eric Borgerding.

“Jennifer has an extensive background in data privacy that will make her a valuable member of this new Committee,” Borgerding said. “Committees like these are well-served when one of WHA’s staff leaders can share what we’re hearing from our members across the state.”

Given the complexity of data privacy and security, DATCP hopes the Committee’s recommendations will help facilitate communication among stakeholders and develop legislation that will address data security and data breach challenges facing consumers and businesses in Wisconsin. The Committee aims to achieve this through recommendations based on current Wisconsin law, laws and proposed legislation in other states, and industry trends.

“I look forward to representing the health care community over the coming months as we discuss the state of data privacy and security in Wisconsin,” Mueller said.

The first meeting of the Advisory Committee is October 22 and will deliver its final report to DATCP’s Secretary in summer 2020.

This story originally appeared in the October 01, 2019 edition of WHA Newsletter