QI Express was founded in 2012 to provide practical, cost-effective, and comprehensive security solutions for the healthcare industry. Co-Founders Eric Hummel and Robert Zimmerman refused to accept the notion that healthcare security had to be costly and only accomplished by experts. So they created a simple and comprehensive cybersecurity solution for small and medium-sized healthcare organizations lacking the expertise or manpower to implement proper security or protect PHI.
Why QI Express
Focused on the healthcare industry and the needs of small and medium-sized organizations
Experts in cybersecurity risk and HIPAA compliance from HHS, VA and top consulting firms
Rapid and simplified approaches save time and money so you can quickly reduce risk
Collaborative approach seeks insights of colleagues, partners, and clients
Flexible, easy to work with and always accountable
Utilizing the technology, regulatory compliance, audit and industry skills of our leadership team, we developed an unique, simplified and business oriented process for managing cybersecurity risks.
Robert started his career over 25 years ago with Andersen Consulting as an information technology consultant. Over that time he has performed every role within the information system development lifecycle. He has always been interested in finding approaches and methodologies to more efficiently and cost effectively develop, maintain and audit technology for the healthcare and public sectors. To that end, Robert has developed multiple successful technology, business process and audit services around project risk management, quality improvement, internal controls readiness and regulatory compliance. As a Deloitte Partner, he served as regional project risk services and IT audit leader as well as a regional and national diversity leader. As an entrepreneur and business leader his current focus is on developing innovative and efficient approaches to mitigating and preventing the myriad of risks from the growth and increasing prevalence of Health IT. Robert has been one of the drivers in the development and launch of the HIPAA HITECH Express security and privacy compliance solution, as well as the QI Express platform for enhancing and managing healthcare quality and certification.Robert speaks and writes regularly on Health IT and HIPAA security and privacy issues. He has a B.S. from University of Maryland and a M.S. from Purdue University.
Eric’s career designing building, implementing and operating IT systems, products and software spans the evolution of computer hardware from large mainframes to today’s mobile world. He has served the Chief Information Security Officers at three large federal agencies, most recently the Department of Health and Human Services. His recent focus on FISMA and HIPAA compliance and security planning at HHS evolved from his work integrating security compliance processes into IT engineering and operations. Over the years he has brought to bear creativity and experience in technical engineering, software development, technology management and cybersecurity. In partnership with Robert Zimmerman, Eric developed and launched HIPAA HITECH Express to transform the IT security industry and make meaningful Risk Management programs accessible and affordable to smaller organizations. He holds CISSP and CISM certificates and has a master’s degree from James Madison University.