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Michigan Hospitals Protect Patient Privacy with FairWarning

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Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn

Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn

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St. Petersburg, Fla.-based FairWarning Inc., a supplier of products and services that monitor and protect patient privacy in Electronic Health Records, announced that Dearborn-based Oakwood Healthcare System has selected FairWarning to enhance patients’ privacy.

FairWarning now protects patient privacy in nearly 500 hospitals and 2,200 clinics worldwide. In the United States, FairWarning implementations are approaching 10 percent of hospitals.

Oakwood was one of the first healthcare systems in Southeast Michigan to make patient information available online, and has been uncovering innovative ways to protect privacy ever since.
“Protecting patient health information is our highest priority,” said Ken Garner, Information Security Officer at Oakwood Healthcare. “FairWarning is a leader in protecting patient privacy and this system will allow us to automate the way we monitor patient information and correlate the systems currently in place so we can continue to put our patients first.”

Added FairWarning executive vice president Shane Whitlach: “Customers are asking us to partner with them to change the culture of healthcare privacy in their organizations, leveraging our privacy monitoring software and proprietary business processes. Privacy breaches are pervasive; they occur in every state, whether a large metropolitan area or a small town, and hospitals are recognizing the need for automated protection tools and advanced processes.”

Oakwood joins a growing list of FairWarning health care customers in Michigan, including nearly one-third of hospitals in the state.

For more about FairWarning privacy breach detection solutions, visit www.FairWarningAudit.com.

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