QI Express was founded 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 the University of Maryland and an M.S. from Purdue University.
Eric’s career designing building, implementing and operating IT systems, products and software span 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.
Client Success Specialist
Kristine Stallings is a Client Success Specialist at QI Express, where she helps healthcare clients of all types achieve a more secure Privacy and Security environment. Kristine graduated from Salisbury University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has worked as a Registered Nurse since. She has worked in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Postpartum, and Labor and Delivery Unit with the Universal Health Services and the University of North Carolina Healthcare. Kristine has also worked in a physical rehabilitation center, long term care center, and at a private practice physician office. Working as a clinician, Kristine realized that if HIPAA security and privacy requirements were going to be implemented in the clinical setting they had to be simplified, easy to understand and unintrusive to the care model. She joined QI Express to help covered entities and business associates successfully implement security into their day to day activities.
Adam serves as the Director of Operations at QI Express. In this role, he works closely with clients to make sure their unique needs are met. He has nearly ten years experience assisting organizations of all sizes and types to develop appropriate security and privacy safeguards. He has conducted numerous security and privacy risk assessments, analyzed and developed policies, procedures, and plans, as well as created and delivered security and privacy awareness training to multiple organizations. He is a frequent writer and presenter on healthcare privacy and security topics, and his HIPAA Highlight newsletter is read by thousands of readers a month. Prior to joining QI Express, Adam distinguished himself as a healthcare government relations professional, by coordinating grassroots implementation of the Affordable Care Act. He holds bachelors degrees in History and Political Science from West Virginia University, and a Juris Doctorate degree from West Virginia University College of Law.