Accelerates Alignment with HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule on Privacy Breach Notification and HIPAA Compliance.
WASHINGTON, DC, March 6, 2013 – FairWarning, Inc., the inventor and world’s leading supplier of patient privacy monitoring for healthcare, recently announced that the company now offers Managed Services for Patient Privacy Monitoring.
FairWarning® Managed Services fills a gap in knowledge and expertise with professional management of patient privacy monitoring programs by experts in patient privacy monitoring with direct industry experience. Through its work with customers representing over 1,000 hospitals and 4,000 clinics around the globe, FairWarning® has unique qualifications to expertly manage patient privacy monitoring programs, allowing customers to benefit from FairWarning®’s knowledge, and relieve the burden on internal staff, while achieving a culture of privacy more quickly and affordably than ever.
Shortages in privacy analysts, complexity of healthcare audit logs and the most sweeping changes to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules since they were first implemented, has created a perfect storm for healthcare providers and their business associates. User activity monitoring continues to be a central focal point as evidenced by the final HIPAA Omnibus ruling released in January, 2013 regarding breach notification.
Reducing Risk Window by up to 12 Months
FairWarning®’s Managed Services program is designed to rapidly move healthcare providers towards HIPAA Privacy and Security compliance by addressing key challenges associated with enabling a privacy culture:
- Eliminates Recruitment Challenges
- Healthcare Privacy and Security Personnel are in high demand and short supply
- Average time to recruit is 3-6 months
- Average learning curve is 4-6 months
- Delivers Best Practices and Expert Knowledge Day One
- Enforced policies (automated alerts) based on best practices
- Proven workflows and remediation processes
- Staff with first-hand experience dealing with OCR audits
- 3rd party independent monitoring
- Technical expertise and data extraction services
“In evaluating how to best staff and manage our patient privacy program, we recognized that partnering with specialists that have a unique depth of knowledge regarding how to maximize the use of patient privacy monitoring as well as experience working with healthcare providers and industry leaders regarding patient privacy best practices helps us address our privacy responsibilities and further helps us create a culture of patient privacy,” said Linda Hebert, Privacy Officer of a 450-bed hospital in the southern US.
“Healthcare providers have had more privacy and security enforcement thrust upon them in a short period of time, and thus have an urgent need for knowledge and expertise in monitoring patient privacy, however, tight budgets, competing priorities and over-burdened staff preclude them from hiring additional staff,” said Barry Runyon, healthcare industry analyst. “Having access to experts in privacy and security from trusted suppliers at a reasonable price point makes tremendous sense for those providers who do not have the expertise or capacity internally.”
Healthcare compliance and security professionals interested in FairWarning® Patient Privacy intelligence solutions can demo products and meet with our privacy experts during the HIMSS13 conference from March 3-7, 2013 at booth #2156.
For more information on FairWarning® Managed Services for Patient Privacy Intelligence, contact PrivacyServices@FairWarning.com.
About FairWarning, Inc.
FairWarning® is the inventor and global leader in 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, and Canadian provincial healthcare privacy law. For more information on FairWarning® visit https://www.fairwarning.com or email Solutions@FairWarning.com.