Welcome

Lewis Creek Systems, LLC is a management systems consulting firm founded by Jim Sheldon-Dean in 1982, specializing in providing services in healthcare information privacy and security regulatory compliance.  

Speaking

Jim Sheldon-Dean, Founder and Director of Compliance Services at Lewis Creek Systems, is a frequent speaker on topics relating to HIPAA compliance at national and local healthcare conventions and meetings, for Lewis Creek Systems’ clients’ staff education, and for a number of commercial providers of in-person and Web-based seminars.  See our page on Speaking to learn more about hearing Jim in person at a scheduled event, or to arrange for your own event.

Consulting Services

Lewis Creek Systems offers a complete suite of services for achieving good information privacy and security practices and regulatory compliance.  See our Consulting Services page to find out more or simply send Jim a message via the contact form to set up a time for a phone call to discuss your needs.

Expert Witness Services

Jim Sheldon-Dean has provided reports, analysis, and depositions to multiple clients in regard to HIPAA requirements and common practices.  If you need a HIPAA expert, Jim’s experience is unmatched.  See our Expert Witness Services page or simply send Jim a message via the contact form to set up a time for a phone call to discuss your needs.

Occasional HIPAA Update Newsletters

From time to time I'll send my clients and interested others an e-mail update on new or pending regulatory actions and news related to healthcare information privacy and security.  I'll also post them on my Occasional HIPAA Updates page for others to read.  If you'd like to be on the e-mail list, please contact me and I’ll be happy to add your e-mail address.

HIPAA Compliance Resources

Find out what is available free from various credible sources to help with HIPAA compliance.  Links to tools, tips, techniques, sample policies and documents, guidance, regulations, laws, all kinds of resources are available in several categories.  The list is ever-growing and ever more useful as enforcement and auditing ramp up.  See the index page for Resources, and start in!

Latest HIPAA Compliance News

•HIMSS Releases 2016 Cybersecurity Survey Report
•HHS OCR Will Make More Investigations into Small Breaches
•Advocate Health Care Ignores Security Rule = $5.5 million settlement
•Annual NIST/OCR HIPAA Security Conference Announced: Oct. 19-20
•Dept. of Homeland Security Releases Cyber Incident Reporting Guide
•HHS Issues New Guidance & FAQs on HIPAA Audits and on Device IDs
•Ignoring Security Costs U Miss Med Center $2.75 million settlement
•Joint Commission Says “Whoa!” to Removal of Texting Ban
•Insufficient Risk Analysis and Risk Management Cost $2.7 million
•FBI Issues Security Guidance for Healthcare Information
•HIPAA Audits for 167 Covered Entities Now Under Way
•HHS OCR Issues Fact Sheet on Dealing with Ransomware
•HIPAA Business Associate Gets $650K Settlement for Stolen iPhone
•HHS Issues Ransomware Guidance for Healthcare Organizations

What we do for our Clients

Our clients include a wide variety of health care providers large and small, insurers, universities, businesses, regional extension centers for health information technology, professional associations, and government agencies and across the U.S.  Our services include a full spectrum of assessments, reviews, risk management planning, policies and procedures, training, and documentation.  For more information about Lewis Creek Systems and what we do, please click on a topic in the Directory to the right, or click this link to see our services overview.

Please reach out to us

Please feel free to contact us at any time with any questions you have about information privacy and security, or compliance with any of the increasing number of regulations that affect how you must protect private information.  We're always happy to provide information and assistance.

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