Healthcare Productivity Automation hires general counsel

Torrado also named chief security officer, charged with helping to build sales capabilities

Franklin health care IT firm Healthcare Productivity Automation has hired Rene Torrado as its general counsel and chief security officer.

Torrado, who specializes in the legal aspects of digital transactions and electronically stored information, joins the company from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, where he served as a law clerk to a pair of judges. At HPA, he will focus on maximizing the integrity and security of HPA’s automation solutions for its health care clients.

“One of our primary goals at HPA is to achieve the highest possible standards of security for the health care sector,” said HPA CEO Sal Novin. “Rene’s unique skills, training and commitment will help us achieve that objective.”

Torrado’s background also includes experience in private practice, where he focused on complex IT and security issues for emerging high-growth companies in health care and banking. He ahs also served in several management and consulting roles, working for The Washington Post Co., PwC — Diamond Advisory Services, RDA Corp. and the Council on Foundations.

In addition to his IT duties, Torrado will help the HPA executive team build the company’s sales capabilities.

HPA, founded by Novin in 2010, provides automation tools for health care organizations. Its flagship Health Mason solutions automates the claim and payment management processes.