Forward Advantage expands im-one offering to include FairWarning’s privacy auditing solution for MEDITECH Users. Forward Advantage & FairWarning offer the healthcare industry’s FIRST AND ONLY MEDITECH certified and authorized electronic privacy auditing solution.
NEW ORLEANS, La. – February 27, 2007 – Today at the HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, FairWarning, a leading provider of privacy auditing solutions and Forward Advantage®, the leading provider of identity and access management solutions for hospitals using MEDITECH, announced a strategic partnership. Under terms of the agreement, Forward Advantage will resell FairWarning’s privacy auditing solution through its im-one initiative to more than 2,000 MEDITECH customers worldwide. The leader in healthcare information systems since 1969, MEDITECH’s applications unify clinical, administrative, and financial information across a healthcare organization, including acute care, long-term care, home healthcare, and physician’s practices.
Forward Advantage’s im-one initiative brings together leading identity management technologies with professional services, offering the MEDITECH user community improved information security while increasing convenience for their clinicians to access their information systems. As regulatory forces such as HIPAA increase the requirements for greater information security and reporting, healthcare organizations face a daunting task of selecting and implementing technologies that provide the appropriate level of security without impeding the workflow in a clinical environment.
FairWarning® provides best-of-class patient privacy auditing and health care incident detection, both of which are essential to ensuring patient safety in the electronic health care environment. FairWarning’s appliance-based privacy auditing solution enables hospitals to streamline enterprise privacy auditing, conduct incident investigations and proactively detect security incidents. FairWarning® provides an all- inclusive out-of-the-box solution for detecting the most common healthcare privacy and security violations.
“We are continually looking for technologies that increase security and convenience to include in our im- one initiative. We see FairWarning’s solution as a technology that addresses a critical need for our customers, Privacy Auditing,” said Christopher Roggenstein, President and CEO, Forward Advantage. “MEDITECH hospitals are asking for tools that can help them with Privacy Auditing of user activities in MEDITECH as well as other applications they have in their facility and we are excited about working with FairWarning to integrate their solution with the MEDITECH HCIS so that we can offer a solution that will meet the needs of hospitals using MEDITECH.”
“Forward Advantage’s focus in health care information security makes them a natural fit for planning and servicing FairWarning® deployments. Our shared values of customer commitment, integrity and vision provide a synergy to the partnership that is truly unique,” said Kurt Long, President and CEO, FairWarning. “The Forward Advantage and FairWarning partnership, is taking an industry leading position regarding the protection of hospital based patient information.
About FairWarning, Inc.
FairWarning is a leader in solutions that help healthcare organizations increase their security responsiveness, identify insider security incidents, automate compliance and reduce associated costs. The company is privately held and is located in St. Petersburg, Florida. To learn more about FairWarning, Inc., visit the company website at www.FairWarningAudit.com or call the company at 1-866-602-8433 (U.S. Toll Free) or +1 727 576 6700 (International).
About Forward Advantage
Since 1992, Forward Advantage has steadily gained recognition among healthcare leaders as an innovative company committed to delivering high quality products and services. Forward Advantage develops and integrates technologies to offer complete solutions with more than 700 customers. For additional information, please visit www.forwardadvantage.com or contact by telephone at 877-470- 0191.