PORTLAND, Ore., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ID Experts RADAR™ was named one of "The Best Privacy Technologies of 2012" at the 2nd annual International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy, in Washington, D.C., where the leading health-privacy experts gathered to discuss urgent privacy issues facing the industry and affecting patients. More than 20,000,000 individuals have been impacted by the epidemic of health information breaches in healthcare systems. Sensitive patient health data is a prime target for thieves, with medical identity theft affecting 1.5 million people in the U.S. annually. The sheer scale of data breaches undermines patient trust in the health system, placing patients' lives and reputations at risk. RADAR was selected as an effective tool to help organizations meet their regulatory and ethical responsibilities to promptly notify individuals when a privacy or security incident occurs.
"We selected RADAR 2.0 as one of 'The Best Privacy Technologies of 2012' because breaches are now a pervasive reality for patients. Patients have clear legal and ethical rights to know immediately when data security is breached," said Deborah C. Peel, M.D., physician and founder of Patient Privacy Rights. "Using RADAR means a higher probability that patients affected by a breach are notified without delay, so that they can proactively deal with potential effects on their lives and health. Data security is an essential part of protecting patient privacy."
RADAR: Risk Assessment Documentation and Reporting
A key component of ID Experts data breach preparedness and response services, RADAR 2.0 helps healthcare organizations simplify compliance with Federal HITECH and state privacy and data breach notification laws. RADAR simplifies incident assessment, centralizes the documentation and the reporting process of privacy or security incidents involving PII and PHI. Information and a video are available at http://www2.idexpertscorp.com/RADAR
"Our goal with RADAR is to help standardize, centralize, and simplify the data breach assessment, documentation, and reporting process so it meets federal and state requirements," said Mahmood Sher-Jan, vice president, product management, at ID Experts. "It is rewarding to be recognized for accomplishing this goal and advancing the goal of patient privacy protection."
About ID Experts
ID Experts is the leader in comprehensive data breach solutions that deliver the most positive outcomes. The company has managed hundreds of data breach incidents, protecting millions of affected individuals, for leading healthcare organizations, corporations, financial institutions, universities and government agencies. In healthcare, the company contributes to relevant legislation and rules including HITECH and is a corporate member of HIMSS. ID Experts data breach preparedness and response services have been endorsed by the American Hospital Association. ID Experts is active with organizations that advocate for privacy for Americans including ANSI/Identity Theft Prevention, Identity Management Standards Panel and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. For more information, visit http://www2.idexpertscorp.com/; join in the All Things HITECH discussion via LinkedIn at bit.ly/AllThingsHITECH; and follow ID Experts on Twitter @IDExperts.
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