FairWarning Lightens Burdens, Increases Efficiency of Hospital CIO / Security Officer

The challenge

The hospital’s IT staff, just 16 people, is understaffed and overworked—a scenario shared by a great many healthcare organizations. But Wood County’s CIO is also tasked with overseeing the organization’s HIPAA Privacy and Compliance efforts. Help was needed—both with managing HIPAA-related workloads, and with maintaining the constant vigilance necessary in protecting patient data.

Wood County Hospital is a 196-bed, licensed community hospital offering a comprehensive suite of inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital has forged a close partnership with Bowling Green State University, and in 2013 opened a $5 million, 23,000-square-foot health center near campus.

The hospital’s IT staff, just 16 people, is understaffed and overworked—a scenario shared by a great many healthcare organizations. But Wood County’s CIO is also tasked with overseeing the organization’s HIPAA Privacy and Compliance efforts. Help was needed—both with managing HIPAA-related workloads, and with maintaining the constant vigilance necessary in protecting patient data.

You can set up different sorts of alerts. What I started with was Neighbor Snooping, VIP Snooping, Employee and Manager Snooping, and Family Snooping.

FairWarning has given me a lot of time back.”.

FairWarning’s Managed Privacy Services now provides that help, significantly reducing the team’s burden. The implementation of FairWarning has also sparked an organization-wide culture change, increasing employee acceptance of the importance of guarding patient data. And the occurrences of privacy breaches have been substantially reduced.

The Results

  • An organization-wide culture change
  • Increased employee acceptance of the importance of guarding patient data
  • Occurrences of privacy breaches have been substantially reduced
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