Jonathan P. Tomes, J.D., is Keynote Speaker at ComplianceKey. He is a health care attorney practicing in the greater Kansas City. He is a nationally recognized authority and expert witness on the legal requirements for health information.
Jon has written more than 60 books, including the following: How to Handle HIPAA and HITECH Act Breaches, Complaints, and Investigations: Everything You Need to Know; The Compliance Guide to HIPAA and the DHHS Regulations, now in its sixth edition, along with its accompanying HIPAA Documents Resource Center CD; Electronic Health Records: A Practical Compliance Guide, now in its 3rd edition; Mental and Behavioral Health and HIPAA: An Uneasy Alliance; and Have You Heard About HIPAA: A Practical HIPAA Compliance Guide for Audiologists and Speech Pathologists.
His articles have appeared in the Journal of AHIMA, Health Data Management, Medical Claims Management, Credit Card Management, Journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Journal of Health Care Finance, Journal of Health Care Compliance, and ACCA Docket, among others.
Jon is a skilled attorney, having litigated hundreds of cases, including medical malpractice, Public Health Service disciplinary actions, Merit Systems Protection Board cases, physician disciplinary actions, courts-martial, and civil and criminal cases.
He has presented programs for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ("ASHA"), Faulkner & Gray, the American Health Information Management Association ("AHIMA"), the Healthcare Financial Management Association, ("HFMA"), the American Bar Association, the American Society of Association Executives, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Business Network, Lorman Business Centers, and Cross Country Education, among many others.
Jon is also President of EMR Legal, Inc., which provides HIPAA consulting, and of Veterans Press, which publishes HIPAA compliance materials, including books, training videos, and CDs, and his novels: HIPAA Hysteria, JAGC-Off: A Politically Incorrect Memoir of the Real Judge Advocate General's Corps, Lawful Orders, and A Unit of Blood.
Having gone to law school after he had completed tours of duty in the U.S. Army as an Infantry platoon leader in Vietnam and as a Military Intelligence officer in West Germany during the Cold War, Jon is also a retired military judge and JAGC officer. His military decorations include the Silver Star and the Legion of Merit.