FairWarning Inc. today announced that St. Louis-headquartered Mercy has selected FairWarning Patient Privacy Monitoring for data protection and governance of its electronic health records across its entire health system.
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CLEARWATER, Fla. – Oct. 15 , 2015 – FairWarning®, Inc., a leading provider of solutions that expand trust in Electronic Health Records and cloud applications, today announced that St. Louis-headquartered Mercy has selected FairWarning Patient Privacy Monitoring for data protection and governance of its electronic health records across its entire health system.
Mercy includes 45 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, nearly 700 clinic and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. For the 12th time in 17 years, Mercy has been placed on the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Most Wired™ list.
“Ensuring patient privacy across Mercy’s extensive footprint is a top priority for us,” said Tony Krawat, Mercy’s Vice President – Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer. “In this digital age, electronic health records enable healthcare providers to continually innovate and improve on patient care. However, our patients need to trust that their protected health information is secure. FairWarning offers a proven proactive data protection and governance solution for electronic health records. With FairWarning, our patients are provided with extra assurance that their medical information is protected.”
“Many industries, including healthcare, need to address increasingly complex privacy and security challenges” says Shane Whitlatch, EVP at FairWarning. “Mercy is leveraging patient privacy monitoring to protect patient privacy, meet security and compliance requirements, and ultimately grow patients’ trust in electronic health records.”
FairWarning® is a leading provider of solutions which expand trust in mission critical applications, such as Electronic Health Records and cloud applications, empowering businesses to grow their reputation for protecting confidentiality, scale their digital initiatives 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 for performing access reports, enforcing access policies, conducting legal investigations, and improving compliance effectiveness. By partnering with FairWarning®, businesses are able to focus on their core competencies, knowing that their data is secure.