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Published August 23, 2016

Barry Mathis Joins PYA as New Healthcare Consulting Principal

pya_mathis_squareBarry Mathis has joined national management consulting and accounting firm PYA as a Principal within its Compliance Advisory service line.

With more than two decades of experience in both the information technology (IT) and healthcare industries as a CIO, CTO, Senior IT Audit Manager, Compliance Officer, and Consultant, Mathis has performed and managed complicated HIPAA security reviews and audits for countless hospital systems.   Prior to joining PYA, he served as Principal at an IT consulting firm.

“Barry’s comprehensive experience and knowledge informs his ability to manage the complexities of HIPAA compliance and data security,” said PYA President Marty Brown.  “He exhibits strong technical skills and proficiency in IT risk management, physician relations, strategic development, and team building.  He will be an extraordinary asset to our healthcare clients.”

Mathis has provided consulting services to more than 100 hospitals and is experienced in conducting IT due diligence and performing HIPAA security risk assessments.  Innovative and results-oriented, he has proven expertise in planning, developing, and implementing IT solutions while minimizing risk or exposure.

“I am passionate about project and crisis management, trouble shooting, and problem solving.   In my new role at PYA, I look forward to applying these skills to the challenges our clients are facing,” said Mathis.  “PYA has provided, and will continue to provide, clients with exemplary service.  I look forward to contributing to that legacy.”

Mathis served in the United States Marine Corps and is an honor graduate of its Computer Science School.  During his service, he was a software developer and section leader of V.I.P. Command & Controls responsible for the day-to-day function of Quality Control.

Mathis has authored multiple publications on a variety of IT-related topics, including hospital information systems, electronic health records, and computerized physician order entry.  With more than 15 years’ experience as a speaker, Mathis has presented on a diverse range of topics, including IT healthcare management, cyber security, and emerging technology in healthcare.  He also is actively involved as a twenty-year volunteer with the American Cancer Society.

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