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Health Information Technology Services – Nova Scotia Wins “Best Healthcare Provider, Canada” in 2014 Privacy Excellence Awards

February 25, 2014

Recognized for Commitment to Building Goodwill and Trust with Patients through Privacy

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- FairWarning, Inc., the inventor and world’s leading supplier of patient privacy monitoring solutions, today announced that Health Information Technology Services – Nova Scotia (HITS-NS) won the “Best Healthcare Provider, Canada” Award for the 2014 Privacy Excellence Awards. HITS-NS 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.

“On behalf of the staff at HITS-NS, I would like to thank FairWarning® and the distinguished judges for this award. In serving our clients, HITS-NS strives for excellence in protecting the privacy of patients across Nova Scotia and FairWarning®’s privacy software has been an important part of this achievement,” says Marc LeBlanc, Executive Director for HITS-NS.

“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.”

Peer Judging

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

    More information about Health Information Technology Services – Nova Scotia and the other FairWarning® Privacy Excellence Award winners is available at

    About Health Information Technology Services – Nova Scotia (HITS-NS)

    To support the delivery of better health care, HITS-NS manages a secure and private IT environment for health care employees within Nova Scotia’s nine District Health Authorities (DHAs), the IWK Health Centre, Provincial Programs, physicians and other health care providers.

    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 or email

    FairWarning, Inc.

    Jennifer Stansbury, 727-576-6700 x 182

    Source: FairWarning, Inc.

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