ThedaCare Secures Its Patient Data With a Proactive Privacy Monitoring Program

March 5, 2019

Dedicated to providing world-class care, ThedaCare needed a complete solution to help enable a proactive privacy monitoring program.

The Challenge

As a growing health care system, ThedaCare needed a way to satisfy HIPAA mandates and internal privacy policies while also transforming a reactionary privacy program into a proactive one

ThedaCare is a community-owned health system consisting of seven hospitals, 32 clinics, and multiple other health care services in northeast Wisconsin. A growing health care system like ThedaCare must stay alert to staying compliant with federal and state regulations governing the personal health information of their patients. This obligation, combined with its commitment to serve the needs of its community, caused ThedaCare to seek out a solution that would transform its privacy program into a proactive one.

The system’s underlying challenge is staying in compliance with key HIPAA regulations. However, ThedaCare had broader aspirations. Because it is a community-owned system, it is important to meet the expectations of the community with regards to keeping each individual’s personal health information safe.

To transform its privacy program, ThedaCare chose FairWarning’s Patient Privacy Intelligence (PPI)and Managed Privacy Services (MPS). PPI provides real-time detection and proactive alerting of inappropriate access to personal health information across all major EHRs, healthcare applications, cloud applications, and big data projects. MPS is an affordable solution for health care providers of all sizes that leverages FairWarning’s expert team of HIPAA certified compliance, security, and product analysts to provide worry-free staffing, thereby freeing up internal privacy teams to work on higher value projects.

The Results

  • Established a proactive privacy program
  • Created a culture of privacy, security, and compliance
  • Streamlined investigations and activity analysis
  • Saved staff time
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