The advances in healthcare made possible through technology are quite literally lifesaving.


Telemedicine, remote diagnostics, predictive modeling, electronic health records, and so many more innovations are changing healthcare in dramatic ways. And at the same time, these game-changing technologies are presenting new challenges.

Patient safety is of paramount importance to everyone in healthcare. And that safety extends to a patients' medical record.

Cybercrime is on the rise and increasingly, medical records are the target. Why? Medical records are financially attractive to criminal element as the street value is worth fifty times that of personal information. More alarming is the fact that health care data breaches are on the rise, with one in every six attacks aimed at health care. The resulting harm includes theft of: personal financial information which can result in identity theft; medical identity theft which can result in denial of medical coverage; medical record alteration which can result in misdiagnosis, improper treatment and ultimately death.

HIPAA and HITECH are intended to protect patient privacy and ultimately patient safety. Understanding and complying with these complex regulations is a challenge for virtually every healthcare organization and getting it wrong can be devastating both financially and to an organization's reputation.

Gamxing® was founded to help healthcare organizations optimize training for HIPAA and HITECH and reduce the risk of breaches and resulting patient harm, fines and reputational damage.

Gamxing® delivers fun, interactive and engaging regulatory and compliance training through a patent pending innovative series of games. We offer HIPAA compliance training, as well as other training programs, including OSHA and Sexual Harassment.

Founders


Pavan Ravula

Pavan Ravula is Founder and President for Gamxing® where he focuses on Strategy, Gaming, Technology and Delivery. He is also the CEO of Dimension Consulting a global trusted partner delivering promised performance in IT and Staffing solutions for Fortune 500 companies. He has been directly involved in the Software Industry under various capacities for the last 15 years including executive level. He has a bachelor of Engineering from Osmania University, India. He currently resides in San Diego. When Pavan is not working at Gamxing®, he is playing golf.

Katherine Waldron

Katherine Waldron is Founder and CEO for Gamxing® Inc. where she focuses on promoting HIPPA/HITECH and Best Practices for the healthcare industry through game environments. She was formerly COO for National Healthcare Information Sharing and Analysis Center, the nationally recognized ISAC for the healthcare sector which, among other activities, assists in the development of best practice and education for the nation's healthcare. She has been involved in the technology sector for almost 30 years, including at the executive levels of Sprint and prior to that as a reporter and editor for several industry trade publications. She is a member of various security and healthcare related committees and boards around the country. She has a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She has three wonderful children. When Katherine is not working at Gamxing®, she is playing golf.

Founding Team


DeEtte Trubey

DeEtte Trubey, Director of Compliance for Gamxing, focuses on Industry Specific Regulatory Requirements and associated Best Practices. This focus includes HIPAA/HITECH regulations for the Healthcare Industry and Good Informatics Practices (GIP) for the Life Sciences Industry. She ensures that the games accurately portray the regulations. DeEtte is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 20 years experience as a Systems Engineer/Analyst in product development and information technology for multiple industries including healthcare. Ten of those years were spent researching regulations and auditing to verify electronic records compliance. DeEtte is a Core Adjunct Professor for the National University School of Health and Human Services and a co-author of three HIMSS Good Informatics Practices (GIP) Modules documenting applicable regulations, best practices, and industry standards as they apply to Healthcare and Life Sciences. (http://ebooks.himss.org/product/good-informatics-practices-gip-guidance-introduction-intended-use). She has a M.S. in Applied Mathematics from California Polytechnic State University, a Certificate in Project Management from USD and a Certificate in Healthcare Information Technology from UCSD. She resides in San Diego and is a member of PMI, HIMSS, ACHE/SOHL and participated in the development of NIST standards for Cybersecurity. When DeEtte is not working at Gamxing®, she is playing in the great outdoors.

Jacqueline A. Harris

Jacqueline A. Harris, Game Development Manager, is a creative game developer for HIPAA and HITECH regulations. Jackie is an experienced IT Client Services Project Manager with expertise in IT and Telecommunication Implementations and Federal IT Contract Security Administration. Jackie has developed and implemented communication processes within IT and Business segments to support alignment and activities for Global Clients in the private sector. Jackie supported the Transport Division of DISA utilizing Configuration Management work flows, Configuration Control Board meetings, rules and regulations, the Charter and Bylaws for each technology directive with security management in the Federal sector. Jackie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The College of New Jersey, a Certificate in Web Server Maintenance and Security from San Diego Continuing Education, a Certificate in Implementation Support Specialist from San Diego Mesa College, a Certificate in Healthcare Information Technology from University of California San Diego, and a Certificate in Interactive Multimedia from San Diego Continuing Education. She resides in San Diego, CA and is a member of HIMSS. When Jackie is not working at Gamxing®, she is playing chef in the kitchen.

Laura Kesler

Laura Kesler, Vice President of Marketing/SEO, possesses several decades of experience and record achievement in the areas of sales and marketing. She has sold more than $25 million in technology solutions, including BI/DW, Data Analytics and MS/SharePoint projects. She has lead development teams and has experience in technology sales, improving sales performance, business development and managing P&L. She focuses on leveraging technology to enhance operational effectiveness. Laura has a B.A. from the University of Maryland and resides in Carlsbad, California. When Laura is not working at Gamxing®, she is running. Where to, or from, we don't know.

Maggie Hannegan

Maggie Hannegan, Vice President of Sales, brings over 20 years of leadership, sales and marketing and business development experience to her position. She has been responsible for developing high level relationships with community and business leaders and her focus has been on meeting and exceeding continually expanding financial goals. She has experience, both corporate and entrepreneurial, in strategic planning, staff development and training as well as sales and marketing. Her career began in Washington, D.C. in politics, then took her to Hawaii where she launched three successful small businesses and finally to San Diego where she was a member of the senior leadership at large national non-profit organizations.

Maryann Fiala

Maryann Fiala, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Development is a seasoned executive with over 25 years experience in developing markets and growing revenue. She consulted for The Center for Advanced Aerospace Platforms and Applications, providing strategic guidance in the areas of board relations, membership development, programs and marketing. She was previously the Regional Vice President for TechAmerica where she connected technology executives to potential capital, partners and customers and advocated for policies that would advance the tech industry. Maryann was an Executive Director for two local Chambers of Commerce, and had a successful career in sales and sales management in the telecommunications and staffing industries. Ms. Fiala has a degree in Management from Youngstown State University and resides in Oviedo, Florida. When Maryann is not working at Gamxing®, she can be found playing with her three dogs.

Raph Koster

Raph Koster is a veteran game designer who has been professionally credited in almost every area of the game industry. He has been the lead designer and director of massive titles such as Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies and he has contributed writing, art, soundtrack music and programming to many more titles ranging from Facebook games to single-player titles for handheld consoles. He has worked as a creative executive at Sony and Disney, and his venture-backed startup Metaplace sold to Playdom in 2010. His book A Theory of Fun for Game Design is widely considered a classic in the field. Koster is widely recognized as one of the world's top thinkers about game design and is an in-demand speaker at conferences all over the world. In 2012, he was named an Online Game Legend at the Game Developers Conference Online.

Kathleen (Kevie) Naughton

Kathleen Naughton served as the Chief Compliance / Privacy Officer for UC San Diego Health Sciences (UCSD) until her retirement in June 2013. She implemented the Compliance Program at UCSD in 1996 and incorporated the Privacy Program in 2003. She is currently the Compliance Program Advisor for UCSD Health Sciences.

She was actively involved with the University of California Health System Compliance and Privacy Committees, participated in the development of the standards of business conduct, compliance program manual, UC San Diego Health System's compliance and privacy policies, and development of policies and supporting training materials related to billing, privacy and information security, and other compliance topics. She has worked in the academic health care field since 1971 and been involved with research, medical billing, compliance and privacy program activities in academic health care settings since 1976.

She is currently an advisor to the UCSD compliance program and a consultant for other entities on matters related to HIPAA privacy and privacy education. She is also a member of the privacy taskforce for the San Diego Regional Health Information Exchange.

Certifications:

  • CHC, certified health care compliance, Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)
  • CPC, Certified Professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
  • CCS-P, Certified Coding Specialist, American Hospital Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Ms. Naughton resides in San Diego, California with her husband and two children.

Mark Sandson

Mark Sandson is a strategic advisor and financial intermediary, assisting middle market technology businesses in strategic planning, fund raising, and exit planning/representation. He has been an advisor to and operator of technology-based businesses, specifically in information systems, internet applications, discretionary computer products, aerospace/defense, and engineering. He has performed in P&L-responsible executive roles in successful privately-held companies and established public firms and has served as member of the board of ten firms and president of his own business.

He has served as an advising intermediary in several sell-side engagements whereby private technology firms have exited to NYSE and NASDAQ acquirers, and has assisted in identification of investors in several firms requiring start-up financing and growth equity. He has advised dozens of firms in a wide range of applications and market sectors. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, auditing IT operational readiness of its largest commercial accounts in Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Jamaica, Trinidad, Indonesia, and Philippines, and has initiated Government-industry cooperative programs, i.e., Cooperative Research and Development Agreements for Embedded Computing Institute and Manufacturing Technology Training Center, having served as interim President of the latter.

He has a Bachelors Degree (mathematics) from the Pennsylvania State University, and has completed graduate work at the Florida Institute of Technology and the George Washington University. He is a former participant in the Corporate Directors Forum, Association for Corporate Growth, and an accredited Executive Associate of the Institute for Independent Business.

Darin Andersen

Darin Andersen is a founding board member of CyberHive, an incubation/acceleration program based in San Diego that delivers business and technical support to early stage companies providing cybersecurity related products and services. Mr. Andersen is also the Founder/CEO of CyberUnited, Inc., a cybersecurity and analysis firm focused on big data and predictive analytics.

Before founding CyberUnited, Darin was the General Manager, North America for Norman Data Defense Systems, a global leader and pioneer in proactive security solutions and forensics malware tools. In 2011 Darin received an "Exemplary Performance Award" for Cyber Security by San Diego Business Journal and in 2010 he was named a "Top Influential" by The San Diego Daily Transcript. Darin created the "Securing Our eCity" initiative (now a private Foundation) in his former employer at ESET, where he was Chief Operating Officer. The initiative (which is now an independent Foundation) was recognized by The White House as the "Best Local/Community Plan" DHS National Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge.

Darin has an MBA in Finance and Operations Management and 2nd Masters in Information Systems and Operations Systems both from University of Southern California.

Mark McDowell

Mark McDowell is a real estate investor based in San Diego, California. He has an extensive background in finance and business. His career spans jobs in banking as an Assistant Vice President in finance, an investment banking adviser, as well as, involvement in building an import/export company. Mark is an early investor and advisory board member of JAK Native, Inc. a national beverage co. in the health sector. Mark holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University, as well as course work in graduate studies. Mr. McDowell travels frequently to Spain, is fluent in Spanish. He enjoys skiing, cycling, and is an avid runner participating in half marathons and 10k races throughout California and in Europe.