First Health Advisory Adds Health IT Leader David Finn to Deepen Digital Health Cyber Governance

Former CIO and CHIME leader David Finn joins First Health Advisory to support clients with policy changes facing the healthcare industry, which will require effective governance and compliance to ensure adherence to baseline cyber performance goals and respond to the heightened threat landscape.

WASHINGTON, DC / ACCESSWIRE / March 4, 2023 / First Health Advisory, a leading digital health risk assurance firm, today announced career health IT leader David Finn, CISA, CISM, CRISC, and CDPSE, has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Governance, Risk, and Compliance. Finn will support First Health’s continued focus on the role cyber governance plays in the rapid development and growth of digital innovation in the healthcare setting.

Finn has spent nearly four decades as a health IT, privacy, and security leader in the healthcare sector. He joins First Health after two years as Vice President, AEHIS, AEHIT, AEHADA at The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

“It feels that the healthcare industry is finally changing: the Department of Health and Human Services’ released their cyber performance goals and funding plan, and the Health Sector Council announced their security strategy,” said Finn. “I believe that First Health Advisory is better positioned in this sector than any other security firm to take advantage of what I believe is about to happen.”

“For over 38 years, I feel like I’ve been pounding my head against the wall on healthcare security and privacy issues. But now the dominoes are set to finally fall, now I see light at the end of the tunnel,” he continued. “I think that First Health is the place to do it – to make healthcare secure and efficient – with their team and their advanced understanding.”

Prior to his CHIME leadership role, Finn served as EVP of External Affairs, Information Systems, and Security at CynergisTek; Health Information Technology Officer for Symantec; and CIO of Texas Children’s Hospital, one of the largest pediatric integrated delivery networks in the country.

Finn’s expertise in planning and management, as well as his experience in information and business process controls will fuel First Health’s continued expansion into cyber leadership and governance support for healthcare clients. His experience includes multiple large-scale IT implementations, systems auditing, process redesigns, and implementation of new systems and technology.

His vast understanding of the secure use of IT to enable operational efficiency in healthcare, while optimizing business value and improving control of technology in the healthcare setting will provide clients with powerful, actionable insights to better serve our clients and the industry, as a whole.

“Cyber and data governance is one of the least mature disciplines in the healthcare sector, David will bring extensive and insightful experience to our clients and partners in an era that will require trusted guidance” says Carter Groome, CEO of First Health.

All of healthcare must move beyond check-the-box compliance, examining the HHS CPGs, and taking action, not only because it is mandated, but because it’s best for patients. With Finn’s steady guidance, First Health Advisory is poised to provide clients with mission-critical governance, risk, and compliance.

First Health believes that the success of digital innovation in healthcare must be rooted in an acute understanding of cyber risk, privacy protection, and potential liability – all under the mission to protect patient safety.

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First Health is a digital health risk assurance leader, protecting vital interests and accelerating efficiency from the board room to the operating room. Our multidisciplinary expertise informs architectural design and delivery, enabling digital health innovation while safeguarding your patients, clients, operations, and finances. Our understanding of sector requirements and the healthcare ecosystem make us uniquely qualified as trusted consultants and strategic advisors.

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