Customers representing over 900 hospitals and 3,000 clinics now operate FairWarning patient privacy intelligence to comply with HIPAA, protect reputation and grow electronic trust.
WASHINGTON, DC – July 10, 2012 – FairWarning, Inc., the inventor and world’s leading supplier of patient privacy monitoring solutions for Electronic Health Records (EHRs), today announced that a record number of customers have adopted FairWarning® solutions to comply with HIPAA, to protect institutional reputation against privacy breaches and to grow electronic trust between patients and care providers. In the first-half of 2012, FairWarning® on-boarded 50% more customers than in any comparable time period in the company’s history. FairWarning® now has over 175 enterprise healthcare customers that represent over 900 leading hospitals and 3,000 clinics across 43 of the United States. Customers range in size from 100 person clinics to integrated health systems with dozens of hospitals, hundreds of clinics and over 50,000 employees.
In late 2011, Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights initiated the first-ever wide-scale HIPAA audits and announced the results of the first twenty (20) audits in early June 2012, which can found at http://csrc.nist.gov/news_events/hiipaa_june2012/day2/day2-2_lsanches_ocr-audit.pdf. User Activity Monitoring was identified as the number one deficiency during the audits, but an amassing number of FairWarning® customers contradict this finding. Further, US Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights released on June 26, 2012 the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Audit Program & Protocol which outlines the protocol used to conduct the audits required by the HITECH Act. FairWarning®’s patient privacy monitoring solutions directly address five of the key protocol requirements.
“There is more work to do, but the obstacles and expense of conducting user monitoring in electronic health records and systems that access protected health information have been lowered dramatically by industry awareness of the importance of producing audit logs in healthcare applications,” said Kurt Long, Founder and CEO of FairWarning®. “Meaningful Use Stage I and Stage II audit log provisions are already adding to the momentum toward user monitoring and access reporting becoming common place utilities in healthcare”.
Audit logs are a fundamental tenant of information security and privacy. Over the last two years, FairWarning® has operated FairWarning® Ready for Healthcare Applications in collaboration with every major electronic record vendor in order to reduce the cost and complexity of producing best practice audit logs. The success of FairWarning® Ready for Healthcare Applications has exceeded the company’s expectations and FairWarning® now supports well over 180 applications with nearly fifty (50) applications certified officially through collaboration with application vendors.
FairWarning® is conducting a webinar on July 17 introducing its third generation, ground-breaking product release, 3.1 which eases the deployment and operation of patient privacy intelligence by orders of magnitude.
For more about FairWarning® Privacy Breach Detection solutions, please visit www.FairWarning.com.
About FairWarning, Inc.
FairWarning® is the inventor and global leader in appliance-based software solutions which monitor and protect patient privacy in electronic health records enabling healthcare providers and health information exchanges to confidentially connect physicians, clinics, patients and affiliates. FairWarning®’s turnkey privacy auditing solutions are compatible with healthcare applications from every major vendor including Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, GE, McKesson, MEDITECH, Siemens, and many others. Customers consider FairWarning® privacy auditing solutions essential for compliance with healthcare privacy regulations such as ARRA HITECH privacy and meaningful use criteria, HIPAA, EU Data Protection, UK Freedom of Information Act, California SB 541 and AB 211, Texas HB 300, Massachusetts 201 CMR 17.00 and Canadian provincial healthcare privacy law. For more information on FairWarning®, please visit www.FairWarning.com or email Solutions@FairWarning.com.