Barbara J. Vimont
Title: Adjunct Professor
Barbara Vimont is an experienced compliance officer and currently serves as the deputy chief compliance officer for Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio. Previously she worked as regional compliance officer for University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was primarily responsible for compliance and HIPAA activities for approximately 1,200 academic and community-based physicians. Prior to joining University Hospitals in 2013, Vimont worked for more than 17 years at Akron General Health System, starting as a supervisor in Health Information Management before becoming the compliance manager in Patient Financial Services. She then served as compliance officer for the Health System for eight years, obtaining her law degree from The University of Akron School of Law during that time. Vimont spent four years as associate legal counsel, providing guidance on various health law matters, then added responsibilities of director of sponsored programs with Akron General's Research Department before leaving the Health System. Vimont also teaches Essential Compliance Program Development and Skills in the Health Care Certificate Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (online) and taught Legal and Policy Aspects of Healthcare (online) at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio.
In addition to her Juris Doctor, Vimont has a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Science degree in medical records administration from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.