JACKSON, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FairWarning, Inc., the inventor and world’s leading supplier of patient privacy monitoring solutions, today announced that St. Dominic’s in Jackson, Mississippi, won the “Overall Achievement Award”, as well as “Best Medium-Small Healthcare Provider, Eastern United States” in the 2014 Privacy Excellence Awards. St. Dominic’s 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.
To win the “Overall Achievement Award”, St. Dominic’s competed with six other regional winners, leading their field in patient privacy. They are doing an exemplary job of proactively protecting patient privacy, educating their patients, staff, and communities about the importance of patient privacy, and demonstrating a commitment to acting with absolute integrity at all times. Most importantly, as the Overall Achievement winner, St. Dominic’s serves as an ambassador of “Better Care through Privacy,” and is an example for others to follow in improving patient care.
“St. Dominic's is both humbled and honored to have been selected for these prestigious awards,” says Dena Boggan, St. Dominic’s HIPAA Privacy/Security Officer. “Our patients entrust us with their care, and an integral part of that care is trusting us to protect their privacy, a duty we do not take lightly. Protecting our patient's privacy is an important aspect of ensuring the highest level of care to our patients. We would like to thank FairWarning® for hosting the Privacy Excellence Awards, and also thank the esteemed panel of judges for their consideration and expertise in selecting this year's inaugural winners.”
“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 St. Dominic’s and the other FairWarning® Privacy Excellence Award winners is available at http://www.FairWarning.com/privacy-excellence-awards/winners-profile/st-dominics.
About St. Dominic’s
St. Dominic’s is more than just a hospital. It is a family of services focused on fulfilling a mission of Christian healing to those in need. St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. is the parent company for a large group of subsidiary organizations and programs dedicated to the same mission. These include St. Dominic Hospital, the Community Health Services Clinic, St. Dominic Medical Associates (physician network), New Directions for Over 55, MEA Clinics, The Club at St. Dominic’s, the School Nurse Program, St. Dominic’s Foundation, St. Catherine’s Village and Care-A-Van.
St. Dominic Hospital is a 535-bed tertiary care hospital located in Jackson, MS serving all of central Mississippi and employs approximately 3,000 nurses, physicians, and skilled caregivers. The medical staff, of nearly 500 leading physicians and specialists, makes St. Dominic’s one of the most comprehensive hospitals in Mississippi. Through nearly seven decades, St. Dominic’s has remained true to its vision. We are St. Dominic’s – a Christian healing community called to provide quality, compassionate care and an Exceptional Encounter Everytime.
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.