Health District lauded as risk management leader

The Health District of Northern Larimer County has received the inaugural Risk Management Leadership Award by the Colorado Special Districts Property and Liability Pool.

A recent cyber security assessment led by the Health District’s Safety Committee confirmed that the Health District’s internal security network processes and procedures are sound and that the organization has a strong commitment to safeguarding the data privacy of patients, clients, and employees.

As healthcare providers, the Health District complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a 1996 federal law that restricts access to individuals' private medical information.

Other examples of excellence included committee members using grant monies to pay for automatic external defibrillators and ergonomic desks that provide a safe working environment for Health District staff as well as clients. In addition, all drivers of organization’s vehicles undergo mandatory training through a program called TargetSolutions.

Safety Committee members are Information Systems/Network Manager Chris Roth, Finance Director Lorraine Haywood, Dental Services Director Dana Turner, and Support Services Director Chris Sheafor. “Continuing to address risk remains one of the Health District’s most important goals throughout this year and beyond,” Haywood says.