University of California San Diego Medical Center to deploy FairWarning privacy breach detection software to enhance existing privacy auditing processes
“UCSD Medical Center has deployed various tools to ensure the privacy and security of our patient’s data. By adding FairWarning® to our environment, we are adding a degree of sophistication to our review of massive amounts of information to help us ensure the privacy of our patients’ protected health information”, said Ed Babakanian, Chief Information Officer, UCSD Medical Center.
Creating a culture of privacy, security and compliance is a rising priority for California healthcare organizations as new state privacy and discovery laws were put in place during 2008. Recently signed California bills AB 211 and SB 541 levy fines against individuals as well as healthcare organizations involved in medical record snooping. These activities are in addition to increased federal government enforcement of HIPAA and the expansion of the FTC Identity Theft Red Flag rules to include healthcare providers.
“The strongest and most vigilant of California’s healthcare providers are taking patient privacy and recently passed legislation very seriously by furthering investment in their privacy auditing processes”, said Kurt Long Chief Executive Officer of FairWarning, Inc. “FairWarning® is privileged to be working with forward moving organizations like UCSD Medical Center on their privacy and compliance initiatives.”
FairWarning® is hosting a webinar on December 3rd, 2008 titled Lessons Learned from the OIG HIPAA Audits, event and registration information can be found at: http://www.fairwarningaudit.com/subpages/SDH-PwC-Webinar.asp
FairWarning® offers out-of-the-box privacy breach detection solutions specifically optimized for the healthcare industry and include support for every major healthcare application family, including: Allscripts, ATNA, Cerner Millennium, ChartMaxx, Eclipsys, Epic, GE Centricity, Keane, Kronos, Lawson, Misys, McKesson Care Manager, McKesson Horizon Expert Documentation, McKesson Meds Manager, McKesson Horizon Patient Folder, McKesson Horizon Surgical Manager, McKesson STAR, McKesson STAR Audit, McKesson Pathways, MEDITECH MAGIC, MEDITECH Client/Server, MercuryMD, Misys, Siemens, SunQuest, T-Systems and Wellsoft. FairWarning® also supports Windows servers, Unix servers, VPNs, and Single Sign On systems.
About FairWarning, Inc.
FairWarning® is the world’s leading supplier of cross-platform healthcare privacy breach detection solutions for Electronic Health Records. FairWarning® proactively protects healthcare organizations from emerging legal and privacy threats which include medical identity theft, identity theft, and other forms of healthcare information crimes. FairWarning® is industry’s leading best practice solution for automating HIPAA privacy auditing. The company is located in St. Petersburg, FL, to learn more, visit www.FairWarningAudit.com, call U.S. 727.576.6700 or email info@FairWarningAudit.com.