About Kate Borten
About Kate Borten

  • Nationally recognized expert in health information security and privacy
  • Chair, national HealthSec conference
    on health information security:  1998, 1999, 2000
  • Author of several books on HIPAA security, and advisor and columnist for "Briefings on HIPAA" and other publications
  • Selected to participate in JCAHO-NCQA national confidentiality workshop
  • Frequent speaker at conferences sponsored by CMS, AHIMA, WEDI, and other leadership organizations
  • Certified information security professional: CISM and CISSP, the only security certification endorsed by ISO
    and ANSI
  • Former head of information security at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Former chief information security officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and CareGroup
  • 20+ years with Harvard University teaching hospitals, health centers, and physician practices


“She has a good grip on the technology
... and also on management issues.
Those traits are essential, but
not often found together.”
John Lester
Massachusetts General Hospital

“She is a person of high integrity ...
a straight shooter” who “has done
a fabulous job” as Chief Information
Security Officer at CareGroup.

Humberto Salicetti
KPMG Peat Marwick

“The best out there.”
Christopher Macmanus
CIO, CareGroup, Inc.


"A must for anyone in the
healthcare industry!"

"Excellent and engaging speaker."

"I've read the rules and seen several presentations on HIPAA.  I now understand them for the first time."

"The first practical seminar I've
been to in years."



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