The Everett Clinic Wins “Best Medium-Small Healthcare Provider, Western United States” in 2014 Privacy Excellence Awards
Recognized for Commitment to Building Goodwill and Trust with Patients through Privacy
EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FairWarning, Inc., the inventor and KLAS Category Leader in Patient Privacy Monitoring1, today announced that The Everett Clinic in Everett, Washington won the “Best Medium-Small Healthcare Provider, Western United States” Award in the 2014 Privacy Excellence Awards. The Everett Clinic 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.
“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”
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.
“Our team in patient safety and network security has worked hard to secure patient information. It goes along with our core value to do what is right for each patient,” said Corporate Compliance Officer, Janneen Lambert of The Everett Clinic.
“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 The Everett Clinic and the other FairWarning® Privacy Excellence Award winners is available at http://www.FairWarning.com/privacy-excellence-awards/winners-profile/the-everett-clinic.
The Everett Clinic | everettclinic.com
Founded in 1924, The Everett Clinic is a nationally-recognized, locally-owned physician group known for providing high-quality healthcare services while lowering the overall cost of care. It has 500 providers in primary and specialty care at nine locations throughout Snohomish County who care for more than 300,000 patients. The Everett Clinic staff and providers work together for health and healing and support the core value of doing what is right for each patient.
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