American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Invests in Electronic Health Records and Legislates Strong Privacy Law to Curtail Their Misuse.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 legislates ambitious investments in EHRs. To further the public’s trust, Federal legislators included privacy, enforcement, and administrative language that has a far-reaching impact on the way HIPAA covered entities and their partners will handle and protect patient information. Misuse of protected health information accessed by EHRs has spread rampantly in recent years and the healthcare industry has struggled with patient privacy incidents relating to:
- Medical identity theft
- VIP snooping
- Co-worker snooping
- Family member snooping
- Neighbor snooping
- Identity theft
FairWarning® privacy auditing solutions detect, track, and deter such misuses. FairWarning® has also announced the company will conduct an Executive Web Conference Series that will feature top industry professionals as well as FairWarning® customers offering guidance on real-world solutions to healthcare privacy and compliance challenges. The Web Conference schedule can be found at:
FairWarning®’s privacy auditing solutions are receiving wide-scale, world-wide adoption driven by recently increased healthcare privacy oversight including: U.S. FTC Red Flags Rule, California AB 211 & SB 541,
U.K. Data Protection Act, U.K. Information Governance Toolkit, U.K. Caldicott Guardian Rules, PIPEDA, Canadian Healthcare Province legislation, as well as the first unannounced U.S. HIPAA audits.
About FairWarning, Inc.
FairWarning® is the world’s leading supplier of cross-platform healthcare privacy auditing solutions for Electronic Health Records. FairWarning® proactively protects healthcare organizations from emerging legal and privacy threats which include medical identity theft, identity theft, and other forms of healthcare information crimes. The company is located in St. Petersburg, FL, to learn more, visit www.FairWarningAudit.com or call U.S. 727 576 6700.