Robert Asante is the chief privacy officer at ChristianaCare. He leads a team of five analysts who oversee the protection of patient records and compliance with state and federal Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.
Areas of Expertise (7)
Higher Education Management and Leadership
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education: EdD.
Drexel University, LeBow College of Business: MBA
International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC^2): CISSP
International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC^2): HCISPP
Media Appearances (1)
Penn honors Ghanaian immigrant who rose from baker to hospital executive
The Philadelphia Inquirer print
Robert Asante has walked long roads, and not just as a kid from the family cocoa farm in Ghana. His journey has taken him from hourly jobs around Southwest Philadelphia’s “Little Africa” neighborhood to the advanced degrees he earned at Penn and Drexel. His latest destination: his current post as chief privacy officer at ChristianaCare, Delaware’s largest hospital network. Now he’s trying to shorten at least the first part of that journey for those who follow by literally building a road.
Selected Papers and Publications (1)
Relationship of Organizational Structures in Higher Education to Risk ManagementUniversity of Pennsylvania Dissertation
2019 In this study, I focused on risk management in higher education and the impact of structures on risk outcomes. Threats come in many forms and persistently exploit vulnerabilities in higher education business operations and practices. When threats agents are successful, they give birth to all sorts of risks (i.e., financial, reputation, operational, information, privacy, and strategic). The need for strategic leadership has never been so urgent given the new challenges of cybercrimes, compliance and privacy incidents, internal and external pressures, and the fast and agile higher education landscape. In this study, I explore strategic risk management in higher education with an emphasis on organizational structures.