Mr. Chaput is CEO and Founder of Clearwater Compliance LLC. Clearwater Compliance helps Covered Entities and Business Associates meet stringent HIPAA-HITECH Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rule requirements and address one of five health outcomes policy priorities in the Meaningful Use guidelines dealing with privacy and security. Having served in operational and technology executive assignments in large healthcare enterprises, Mr. Chaput is no stranger to protecting large amounts of highly sensitive HR, benefits and healthcare data – his experience includes responsibility for some of the world’s largest healthcare databases, requiring the highest levels of security and privacy while a senior executive at GE, Johnson & Johnson and Healthways, Inc.
Mr. Chaput is an entrepreneur. Over the years he has also built, grown and sold a number of businesses serving industries with strict regulatory requirements, with deep experience in HIPAA and HITECH rules. He speaks and writes extensively on HIPAA and HITECH privacy, security and breach notification matters and is a recognized HIPAA-HITECH compliance expert.
His 30-year career includes 25 years of responsibility in regulated industries, with 20 of those years spanning the highly security- and privacy-regulated healthcare industry. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in mathematics, numerous technical certifications and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) and a Certified HIPAA Security Specialist (CHSS).