JOHNS ISLAND, SC, August 14, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Edward D. Jones III with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Jones celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Having garnered a laudable reputation as the founder and chief executive officer of CAIPHI, Inc. (Confidentiality, Availability, and Integrity of Protected Health Information) in 2017, Mr. Jones is a seasoned healthcare expert who has focused much of his career on insurance, cybersecurity, and emergency preparedness. Early in his career, Ed developed an interest in using large databases to solve problems as a senior research economist for the Central Intelligence Agency and as senior economic adviser in the Attorney General's policy office at the U.S. Department of Justice. In the 1980s, as a consultant, he developed large data sets for insurance brokerage and energy industry clients; designed a framework for the National Research Council to analyze economic impacts of regulations; and led a team at the U.S. Sentencing Commission that developed a methodology for establishing corporate sentencing guidelines.
In 1990, Mr. Jones co-founded and served as executive vice president and member of the board of directors of Medical Review Systems, a firm that Equifax acquired in 1995. For the remainder of that decade, he served as senior vice president of strategic planning for Centris, a NYSE holding company of nine insurance-related companies, where he designed an enterprise-wide disaster recovery system and electronic transaction protocols for self-funded healthcare insurance risks. After Centris was acquired in December 1999 by HCC Insurance (now Tokio Marine), Mr. Jones spent the first decade of the new century consulting on electronic workflow processes in healthcare, writing books on privacy and security for the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Dental Association (ADA), and serving on non-profit board of directors. In 2009, he co-founded and served through 2015 as the president of HIPAA, LLC, which owned HIPAA.com and HIPAA School, where he designed and implemented Internet-based HIPAA privacy and security safeguard training protocols in a strategic partnership with the AMA. Retaining his ownership in HIPAA, LLC, Mr. Jones left HIPAA, LLC as president to independently design mobile, cloud-based platform solutions for healthcare providers to enhance compliance with the emergent National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, and Emergency Preparedness requirements. These solutions became the initial CAIPHI products: CyPHIcomply® for HIPAA safeguards and CyPHIprepare® for emergency preparedness.
Renowned for his contributions, Mr. Jones most notably co-founded the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), where he served as commissioner between 1994 and 2003. EHNAC is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization in the U.S. which was established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange health care data. Ed also served two terms as the 2003-2004 chair of the board of directors of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), an association of more than 400 corporate and government members. WEDI was founded by President George H.W. Bush's former secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Louis W. Sullivan, MD, and, under the 1996 HIPAA Administrative Simplification legislation, advises the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) and HHS secretary on health policy and data standards. Additionally, Mr. Jones excelled in service on other boards, including the Association for Electronic Health Care Transactions, American Benefits Council, and Data Interchange Standards Association.
A prolific author, Mr. Jones has co-authored with Carolyn P. Hartley 10 books: for the AMA, books on electronic health records, and on privacy and security, including three editions of the best seller, HIPAA Plain & Simple; for the ADA, two editions of HIPAA privacy and security compliance manuals. In his community, Mr. Jones has led numerous initiatives. He has been most proud to have served as chairman of the board of Capital Hill Day School in Washington, DC during the late 1970s, when he led the school community to create and fund a new campus where students continue to flourish. Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Chicago and a Master of Arts in economics from Washington University in St. Louis.
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