Joseph Acierno, MD, JD, is the vice president of compliance and the privacy and HIPAA officer for Amber Pharmacy and Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions. His primary responsibilities include legal counsel, contract management, licensure, compliance, and accreditation.
Prior to joining Amber Pharmacy, Dr. Acierno was vice president of legal and support services for Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska. His primary responsibilities were as legal counsel and supervising human resources, information technology, property management, and quality assurance.
Dr. Acierno was appointed the chief medical officer and director of the Division of Public Health for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services from 2013 until 2015. As director and chief medical officer, Dr. Acierno was responsible for regulatory activity of health care facilities and health care professionals. He was also responsible for environmental health, vital records, community health, and emergency preparedness.
Dr. Acierno also served as deputy chief medical officer and was legal counsel to the department prior to that. As deputy chief medical officer, Dr. Acierno was responsible for the regulation of health care professionals and facilities in the state, professional and occupational licensure, fraud investigations, and environmental health.
He earned is medical doctor, law, and undergraduate degrees from Creighton University.