NHS Lothian Wins “Best Healthcare Provider, United Kingdom & Europe” in 2014 Privacy Excellence Awards
Recognized for Commitment to Building Goodwill and Trust with Patients through Privacy
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FairWarning, Inc., the inventor and KLAS Category Leader in Patient Privacy Monitoring1, today announced that NHS Lothian won “Best Healthcare Provider, United Kingdom & Europe” in the 2014 Privacy Excellence Awards. NHS Lothian was selected from among its peers by an independent panel of privacy experts from around the world, with FairWarning® serving to ensure the integrity of the process.
“It has been a sincere honor to work with these professionals over the years.”
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.
“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 NHS Lothian and the other FairWarning® Privacy Excellence Award winners is available at http://www.fairwarning.com/privacy-excellence-awards/winners-profile/nhs-lothian.
About NHS Lothian
NHS Lothian provides a comprehensive range of primary community-based and acute hospital services for the populations of Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian. NHS Lothian provides services for the second largest residential population in Scotland, circa 800,000 people. It employs approximately 24,000 staff. NHS Lothian believes that working together across all areas of the health service is the best way to provide care for patients. Through an innovative programme of modernisation, they are developing into a single integrated health system. Patients and staff are benefiting from the creation of a more streamlined, patient-centred structure and from a more integrated approach to planning and delivering healthcare services.
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