PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FairWarning, Inc., the inventor and KLAS Category Leader in Patient Privacy Monitoring1, today announced that UPMC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania won the “Visionary of the Year” Award in the 2014 Privacy Excellence Awards, as well as the “Best Large Healthcare Provider, Eastern United States” Award. UPMC, a FairWarning® customer, was selected from among their peers by an independent panel of privacy experts from around the world, with FairWarning® serving to ensure the integrity of the process.
Healthcare Privacy Heroes Exhibit Courage, Innovation, and Dedication
The Privacy Excellence Awards, the healthcare industry’s top honor for privacy, showcase healthcare leaders from around the world who are committed to delivering better care and creating a culture of privacy and compliance through courage, innovation, and dedication.
“We understand that protecting the privacy of our patients is a critical responsibility and an important part of earning their trust in our world-class healthcare,” said John Houston, Vice President of Privacy and Information Security at UPMC. “That’s why we have made significant investments in developing and applying leading-edge privacy solutions that will help us to meet this challenge.”
“This year’s Privacy Excellence Award winners are building goodwill and trust with their patients every day, by investing in and living a culture of patient privacy,” says Kurt Long, FairWarning® Founder and CEO. “It has been a sincere honor to work with these professionals over the years.”
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:
- Dr. Daniel Beaumont, Information Assurance and Governance Lead, NHS Scotland
- Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario, Canada
- John Pritchard, Director of Information Security at St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon
- David Sheidlower, Chief Information Security Officer at Health Quest in Poughkeepsie, New York
Winners will be recognized for a full calendar year with extensive media coverage, a featured role in webinars and industry events across the country. The Privacy Excellence Awards program also offers professional video profile of the winning privacy teams, speaking engagements, the use of electronic signage, and print award emblems for use in perpetuity.
To introduce the 2014 winners, FairWarning® will host a webinar titled “2014 Privacy Excellence Award Winners: How Privacy is Impacting Patient Care,” on March 18, 2014 at 2:00pm EST. To register for the upcoming webinar, please visit http://goo.gl/djFVeu.
More information about UPMC and the other FairWarning® Privacy Excellence Award winners is available at http://www.FairWarning.com/privacy-excellence-awards/winners-profile/upmc.
A world-renowned health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of accountable, cost-effective, patient-centered care. It provides more than $887 million a year in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates more than 62,000 employees, 22 hospitals, 400 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, a nearly 2.3-million-member health insurance division, and international and commercial operations. Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC ranks No. 10 in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals — and No. 1 in Pennsylvania. For more information, go to UPMC.com.
About FairWarning, Inc.
FairWarning®’s mission is to lead the industry expansion of trust in Electronic Health Records empowering care providers to grow their reputation for protecting confidentiality, scale their digital health initiatives and comply with complex Federal and state privacy laws such as HIPAA. By partnering with FairWarning, care providers are able to direct their focus on delivering the best patient outcomes possible while receiving expert, sustainable and affordable privacy and compliance solutions. Customers consider FairWarning® privacy auditing solutions essential for compliance with healthcare privacy regulations such as ARRA HITECH privacy and meaningful use criteria, HIPAA, UK and EU Data Protection, California SB 541 and AB 211, Texas HB 300, and Canadian provincial healthcare privacy law. For more information on FairWarning® visit http://www.FairWarning.com or email Soultions@FairWarning.com.
1 2013 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report, January, 2014. © 2014 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com