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CHE Trinity Health Demonstrates Commitment to Protecting Patient Privacy

Companies mentioned in this article: FairWarning, Inc.

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- FairWarning, Inc. the inventor, patent holder and world’s leading supplier of privacy monitoring solutions for Electronic Health Records (EHRs) today announced CHE Trinity Health's continued commitment to utilize FairWarning® Patient Privacy Monitoring. This agreement and others demonstrate that patient privacy monitoring is a critical and strategic component of sustainable compliance for very large care providers.

Michigan-based CHE Trinity Health has been protecting patients with FairWarning® since 2010. CHE Trinity Health is comprised of 86 hospitals, 109 continuing care facilities, as well as home health and hospice programs that provide nearly 2.8 million visits annually. CHE Trinity Health has experienced both organic growth and growth through mergers and acquisitions, creating a complex system using multiple EHRs and varied healthcare applications.

CHE Trinity Health's goal is to create a sustainable privacy and security compliance program with an emphasis on:

  • Ensuring patient privacy and maintaining a reputation for privacy protection
  • Expanding patient trust in electronic health records
  • Executing a sustainable and effective regulatory compliance program with added emphasis on legal compliance and governance.

CHE Trinity Health's use of FairWarning® has:

  • Enabled wide-scale patient privacy monitoring across a large, geographically dispersed organization
  • Contributed to the achievement of heightened awareness of patient privacy requirements
  • Realized proactive user activity monitoring across multiple EHRs in use across the organization.

"Protecting patient privacy is of the highest priority at CHE Trinity Health," said Mike Holper, CHE Trinity Health Senior VP of Integrity and Audit Services. "Our goal is to consistently deliver the highest quality, safest and the most efficient care for every person. Electronic Health Records are a key enabler in helping us achieve this goal and it is critical that our patients trust that we are doing all we can to ensure the protection of their information."

“Very large healthcare organizations face unique challenges in conducting effective organization-wide patient privacy and sustainable compliance programs,” says Shane Whitlatch, FairWarning® EVP of Customer Value Creation. “CHE Trinity Health is a model organization that has successfully leveraged patient privacy monitoring to protect patient privacy, meet privacy and compliance requirements, and grow patients’ trust in Electronic Health Records.”

For more information on how very large care providers are using patient privacy monitoring, view a replay of the recent webinar, Monitoring Patient Privacy in Very Large Enterprises.

FairWarning® will also be co-presenting “Best-in-Class Privacy and Compliance Practices at a Leading Healthcare Organization” at HIMSS, on February 25th, 2014 with John Houston from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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 Solutions@FairWarning.com.


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