“The HFS Consultants are seasoned professionals. They not only understand our needs but they truly understand our business and our role in the provision of healthcare in a rural setting.”– Charles H. Harrison
High energy, business acumen, and the ability to easily navigate compliance strategies and solutions are some of the many qualities that Michael Davis brings to his role as a Risk Advisory Services Manager. He follows his passions working with Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers on meeting CMS Emergency Preparedness requirements and HIPAA Regulatory Mandates.
Michael has over 15 years of experience as an IT director in the health information technology area, serving as a HIPAA Security Officer for 10 years. He is highly skilled in developing CMS compliant emergency preparedness programs and performs information technology audits to ensure proper safeguards are in place to protect the confidentiality and integrity of information. Michael performs emergency preparedness assessments, HIPAA security risk assessments, HITRUST validated assessments, breach investigations and develops governance programs to maintain regulatory compliance.
At Wipfli/HFS, he has developed IT strategic and operational plans for all practice areas, and branch offices throughout the nation, and has created policies, procedures and best practices to ensure the integrity and security of all information systems. Michael is often called upon to act as a technical consultant or liaison for Wipfli/HFS’s health care engagements, and coordinates with various IS departments to facilitate secure data flow.
Michael has been very active in community service and in 2013 received a Commendation for Mentorship of Bay Area Children from Oakland, California’s city council for his ongoing efforts to educate and mentor Bay Area children through SPARK, a youth apprenticeship organization. He also received an Award of Excellence from Break the Cycle at Malcolm X School.
Michael received a bachelor’s degree in cognitive science with a minor in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.