Swedish Health Services to deploy FairWarning privacy breach detection software to enhance existing privacy auditing processes.
“Swedish Health Services is committed to protecting the privacy of its patients and we look forward to augmenting the existing auditing processes already in place. By adding FairWarning® to our environment, we are adding a degree of automation and sophistication that enables us to consistently analyze massive volumes of data and rapidly pin-point potential privacy issues”, said Carolyn Barton, Director of Corporate Compliance, Internal Audit & Privacy for Swedish Health Services.
Creating a culture of privacy, security and compliance is a rising priority for healthcare organizations as the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) conducted unannounced HIPAA audits during 2007 and 2008. Additionally, FTC Identity Theft Red Flag rules were expanded to include healthcare providers. Industry insiders believe that the incoming federal administration sees healthcare privacy as a cornerstone to furthering the deployment of electronic health records.
“The strongest and most vigilant of Washington’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 Swedish Health Services on their privacy and compliance initiatives.”
On December 3rd, 2008, FairWarning® hosted a webinar on “Lessons Learned from the OIG HIPAA Audits” attended live by two-hundred healthcare professionals and downloaded by over one-thousand more, to watch a replay or download the webinar, visit: http://www.fairwarningaudit.com/subpages/SDH- PwC-Webinar.asp
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.