FairWarning continues to raise the bar in healthcare privacy to ensure patients receive the best care possible.

CLEARWATER, Fla. – April 16, 2015 – FairWarning, Inc. the inventor, and the world’s leading supplier of patient privacy monitoring solutions, will be announcing the winners of their 2015 Privacy Excellence Awards program on April 20th during the Health Care Compliance Association’s 2015 Compliance Institute taking place in Lake Buena Vista, FL at the Disney Swan & Dolphin resort.

FairWarning®’s customers, with commitment and dedication, repeatedly demonstrate courage and innovation in the development and sustainment of privacy based programs. Their stories and successes offer inspirational insights and lessons learned for other care providers to leverage in their organization’s privacy initiatives.

The Privacy Excellence Awards identify, highlight and recognize the hard-earned achievement of leading care providers from the U.S. and worldwide, who aggressively protect patient privacy and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to regulatory compliance.

Peer Judging

The Privacy Excellence Award submissions were reviewed and assessed by an elite panel of senior-level professionals from government and the healthcare industry whose reputation and commitment to excellence and elevating privacy in healthcare, raises the bar for year two of the Privacy Excellence Awards.

“We envision a healthcare industry in which patients confidently share their most sensitive medical details to receive the best care possible without regard to privacy,” said Kurt J. Long, FairWarning® Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “The FairWarning® team is deeply honored and delighted to have this prestigious group of individuals as judges for the second year of our Privacy Excellence program as they share in that same vision –building patient confidence and a commitment to privacy.”

Judges include:

Cassi Birnbaum, MS, RHIA, CPHQ, FAHIMA

2015 AHIMA President/Board Chair

Dena Boggan, CPC, CMC, CHPC

HIPAA Privacy/Security Officer

St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital

Mark Ford, CISSP

Principal, Cyber Risk Services, National Healthcare Leader

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Joy Pritts, JD

Health Information Privacy and Security Consultant

Laura E. Rosas, JD, MPH

Privacy & Security Expert

Tina C. Tolliver, CCEP, CHPC, CHCQM

Senior Compliance Privacy & Security Consultant, Kratos SecureInfo


The role of the judges is to select care providers from the U.S. and internationally to be awarded with the high honor of a Privacy Excellence Award. The highest scoring organization will receive an Overall Achievement Award.

Additionally, an organization will earn Visionary of the Year exemplifying how an imaginative and enterprising spirit and custom privacy program results in a strong culture of patient privacy.

“As last year’s Overall Achievement Award winner, it is an honor to serve as a judge this year and participate in determining those health care providers, my peers, who have made an exemplary commitment to privacy.”  says Dena Boggan, HIPAA Privacy/Security Officer, St. Dominic Hospital

“It is my hope that recognizing and sharing privacy best practices will enable healthcare privacy and security professionals to increase patients’ trust in our ability to safeguard their most private data and information, and truly engage patients in sharing and exchanging their information when and where it is needed.” says Cassi Birnbaum, 2015 AHIMA President/Board Chair

“It’s an honor to participate in this program which recognizes organizations for their exemplary commitment to ensuring the privacy of patients’ health information.” says Joy Pritts, Health Information Privacy and Security Consultant

“I’m honored to serve with such a distinguished panel of judges for this year’s Privacy Excellence Awards,” says Mark Ford, Principal, Cyber Risk Services at Deloitte & Touche LLP. “And I look forward to recognizing those organizations that are protecting patient privacy with innovative ideas.”

“I am humbled and excited to perform the judging of this year’s Privacy Excellence Awards, I look forward to all the creativity, quality initiatives and enterprising projects the healthcare privacy & security community will demonstrate in this process, fun and honorable at the same time!” says Tina Tolliver,

Senior Compliance Privacy & Security Consultant, Kratos SecureInfo

“I’m delighted to be part of the judge’s panel as we recognize those organizations that value and protect patient privacy, and see privacy not as a barrier but as an integral part of patient care.” says Laura E. Rosas, Privacy & Security Expert

To learn more about the Privacy Excellence Awards, please visit www.privacyexcellenceawards.com. FairWarning®  will be exhibiting at booth #821 at the HCCA Compliance Institute.

About FairWarning®

FairWarning® is a leading provider of solutions which expand trust in mission critical applications such as Salesforce, Electronic Health Records and cloud-based applications. Auditing over 300 business applications, FairWarning® solutions empower businesses globally to grow their reputation with their customers, increase velocity in their business and comply with complex federal and state privacy laws such as HIPAA, PCI, SOX, FISMA and EU Data Protection Act.

FairWarning® provides a comprehensive platform and managed services for performing forensic investigations of applications, enforcing access policies, conducting legal investigations, and improving compliance effectiveness. For more information on FairWarning® visit https://www.fairwarning.com or email Solutions@FairWarning.com.

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