Collectively we have over a century of experience that includes significant leadership, legal, governance, technology and operations knowledge spanning all major facets of the health care industry. We serve as keynote and featured speakers at many healthcare conferences, forums, televised video programs and educational venues each year. Individually and collectively, our faculty has started and/or led a number of national, state and regional healthcare organizations and industry workgroups. These initiatives have focused on HIPAA and compliance; health information technology and exchange; electronic health records; e-prescribing; CMS quality and EHR programs; and patient engagement.
President and Founder
Mr. Culbertson is the founder and President of Connecting Healthcare®, dedicated to healthcare administrative and clinical transactions success since 2004. He is host and producer of the local Jacksonville, FL Comcast cable program; "Jacksonville's Medical Update Show" and a featured speaker at numerous healthcare and industry conferences, forums, summits, and events each year. Mr. Culbertson started his healthcare career out of high-school as a Navy Corpsman with a DT rating in 1975. In the early 80’s he designed and developed one of the early networked desktop solutions for dentists, physicians and clinics, the Patient Management System (PMS). Mr. Culbertson’s 40+ year plus career in health care and information systems includes significant leadership, technology and operations experience spanning all major facets of the health care industry. Walt is actively involved in initiatives to promote the applied use of health information technology (HIT) including: electronic health records; health information exchange; electronic prescribing; tele-health and tele-pharmacy; disaster preparedness and response; physician HIT and privacy education and remote learning; community and national HIT outreach and adoption; the privacy and security of health information; and patient/consumer engagement in healthcare.
Recognized as a leading HIT educator and lecturer, healthcare technologist and HIPAA authority. Successful track record of helping health care providers, health plans and state, national and public/private initiatives direct their e-capabilities and migration of organizations, business practices, functions and policies toward digital healthcare and consumer engaged interactions. Mr. Culbertson is a seasoned facilitator, experienced in helping orchestrate the development and execution of collective goals and objectives among diverse stakeholders.
Susan Miller, JD
Chief Operating and Privacy Officer
Attorney Miller is a national HIPAA, HITECH Act health care expert and strategist focused on covered entities, business associates, technology companies, federal agencies including OCR, NIST and CMS, ACOs, Regional Extension Centers (RECs), Medicaid Agencies, states, and national and state trade associations. Sue received her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Biology from Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, and her law degree cum laude from Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts.
In the past few years Sue has developed the NIST HIPAA Security risk analysis and audit tool used across the industry. Also HIPAA privacy and security tools for risk analysis/assessment, audit, breach notification and HIPAA policies and procedures, plus contingency plans, disaster recovery plans, training plans and training materials used by both covered entities and business associates.
Christopher Sullivan, PhD
Vice President of Business Development
Dr. Sullivan is active in national, state and local Health IT associations. He has co-authored white papers for HIMSS, AHIMA and Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and makes numerous presentations on health information exchange at state and national venues. He is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.
Dr. Sullivan holds several teaching positions. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University where he teaches courses Public Health Informatics in the Department of Public Health and courses in Telecommunications and Networking in Health Care for the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Masters in Biomedical Informatics Program. He has taught courses in Health Information Management, Electronic Health Records and Privacy and Security for the Florida International University, the Masters in Health Informatics & Management Systems Program.