Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Banner Health and Yale-New Haven Health System Win Top Spots among 2015 Privacy Excellence Award Winners.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – April 20, 2015 – FairWarning, Inc., the inventor and leader in Patient Privacy Monitoring, today announced the 2015 Privacy Excellence Awards winners, recognizing healthcare leaders who have led the way in protecting patient privacy.

The Privacy Excellence Awards, the healthcare industry’s top honor for privacy, showcase leaders from healthcare organizations large and small, who are committed to delivering better care and creating a culture of privacy and compliance through courage, innovation, and dedication. Through sustainable regulatory compliance programs, these care providers are protecting patient privacy at the highest levels.

Healthcare Privacy Heroes Exhibit Courage, Innovation, and Dedication

The 2015 winners are:

Overall Achievement Award winner, the highest scoring organization nationwide, is Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN.

Visionary of the Year – Large Healthcare Provider is awarded to Banner Health in Phoenix, AZ

Visionary of the Year – Medium – Small Healthcare Provider is awarded to Yale-New Haven Health System in New Haven, CT

The Visionary of the Year winners are organizations that combine technical and cultural innovation along with contributions to the industry that are unique and far beyond the benchmarks set by their peers.

Best Large Healthcare Provider, United States: Banner Health

Best Medium – Small Healthcare Provider, United States: Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Also recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Privacy are:

CaroMont Health – Gastonia, NC

Maury Regional Medical Center – Columbia, TN

Susquehanna Health System – Williamsport, PA

Terrebonne General Medical Center – Houma, LA

Wood County Hospital – Bowling Green, OH


“This year’s Privacy Excellence Award winners are the best of the best and true healthcare privacy heroes,” says Kurt Long, FairWarning® Founder and CEO. “It has been a sincere honor to work with them over the years. FairWarning® and its customers are leaving a lasting impression on healthcare, so that patients can share their most sensitive information confidently in order to receive the best care possible.”


Peer Judging

The Privacy Excellence Award submissions were reviewed and assessed by an elite panel of hand selected judges from government and industry who demonstrate a commitment to privacy as an ideal. Judges included:

  • 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

Winners will be recognized for a full calendar year. They will receive a custom award for display in their lobby or trophy case, and a featured role in FairWarning® webinars and industry events along with the use of electronic signage, and print award emblems for use in perpetuity.

More information about the FairWarning® Privacy Excellence Award winners is available at .

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 or email

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