Fallon Health has a great business strategy for future growth as we head into the New Year and what a great time to join Fallon as our new Privacy Officer! Worcester itself is also on the rise as we’ve seen billions of dollars invested in the revival of its downtown not to mention being awarded the future new home of the Worcester Red Sox.
Reporting directly to Fallon’s Chief Compliance Officer, our new Privacy Officer will have a great deal of influence and interaction within all facets of the organization and at all levels. This is a highly visible position and will prove to be very rewarding as you help guide us through privacy and compliance matters relating to our diverse scope of unique health care programs and service offerings.
About Fallon Health:
Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans, and is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products. For more information, visit fallonhealth.org.
Responsible for managing Fallon Health’s privacy program including leading key decision-making on privacy issues, establishing company policies and procedures, designing and implementing training and education programs and serving as the point-person on all privacy related business questions. As the organization’s Privacy Officer, this position is responsible for researching, reviewing and analyzing privacy regulations and statutes, working with the business to identify and address the impact of existing and new regulations and laws as they relate to privacy and confidentiality and overseeing implementation of new laws and regulations. Working with the Chief Compliance Officer, the Privacy Officer reviews and oversees Business Associate Agreements, confidentiality agreements, and leads vendor privacy assessments. The Privacy Officer must assess internal and external privacy risks, develop close working relationships with functional departments, implement programs and policies to prevent and manage risks, and communicate clearly throughout the organization. This position works closely with the Director of Compliance in managing the compliance tracking log, data collection and other privacy and compliance matters. This position works closely with Fallon Health’s Information Security Officer to monitor and address security policies and partners frequently with regulatory affairs, medical economics, service operations and other departments to address privacy matters. This position also works closely with the Manager of Purchasing as part of the vendor management process.