Jim Wener has over 40 years of experience in assisting health care organizations – both providers and payers- in identifying their automation requirements and helping these organizations select and successfully implement the automation most applicable for their needs. Since 1996 he has been an active lecturer, trainer and HIPAA assessment consultant, written and implemented HIPAA Policies and Procedures and performed HIPAA training programs in helping a variety of health care providers (hospitals, payers, clinics and individual physician practitioners) become HIPAA compliant. He developed the IBM HIPAA assessment and training products for their consulting practice. Mr.Wener is a certified HIPAA consultant and has authored articles regarding various topics on the subject. His HIPAA consulting practice offers comprehensive HIPAA privacy and security consulting tools, practice walkthrough assessment tools, a full set of HIPAA privacy and security policy and procedures templates, training presentations and a breach mitigation tool – all geared and used by small and large health care organizations.