Jim Ford

Jim Ford

Chief Executive Officer

Following the successful launch of PatientLock in 2019, Jim was approached by legal professionals looking to address the cybersecurity and compliance issues faced by law firms, where the handling and storage of personally identifiable information (PII) and electronically protected health information (ePHI) create the same compliance requirements and cybersecurity challenges faced by healthcare organizations.

Prior to founding PatientLock, Jim spent nearly two decades working in healthcare, or healthcare information technology, beginning his career in the laboratory of an HCA hospital in 1998. Prior companies include Cerner, athenahealth, Aprima/eMD’s, and Fortified Health Security, a healthcare focused managed security services provider, or MSSP.

Jim earned certification as a HITRUST Practitioner, (CCSFP) was certified by the Supremus Group as a HIPAA Privacy and Security Expert – Level-4 (CHPSE) and holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

Jim founded PatientLock in 2019 with the vision of making enterprise-level cybersecurity technologies and services available and affordable to any size of healthcare organization. PatientLock is now deployed on network assets used by thousands of US-based healthcare organizations.