The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1996. Title II of HIPAA, the Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions, requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers.
The IHE framework and process provides a model that can help address these challenges of inefficient care coordination, disconnected data silos, and proprietary, non-scalable and cost prohibitive integration strategies.
This white paper explains how a single, positive security solution, such as Bit9, facilitates the convergence of compliance and security—one agent that provides visibility, detection, response and protection and can automate and manage compliance for PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, FISMA, GLBA, GPG 13, NERC CIP and other regulations.
How will you prepare your company for cloud adoption? Cloud services are especially attractive to midmarket companies hit with the high cost of meeting compliance requirements.
Author and information security expert Felix Santos discusses:
. Information security and data protection in the cloud
. Recent cloud standards and audit initiatives
. Evaluation criteria for selecting a cloud provider that offers trusted data assurance
Information security has undergone a sea change in the past 10 years. Compliance mandates in the form of industry standards and Federal rules like NERC, FFIEC, HIPAA/HITECH and PCI-DSS are the new norm. To stay in compliance, IT teams need to be able to keep up with updatesand changes to existing mandates while also being prepared for new ones. To maximize efficiency, manage risk and reduce potential violations due to compliance failure, organizations need to implement security tools whose features support multiple specifications within and across different compliance frameworks.
Sybase PowerBuilder has remained throughout the years a bastion of application development productivity for a wide class of enterprise applications that combine database access with a highly productive graphical user interface (GUI).
Email encryption is fast becoming the must-have technology to achieve regulatory compliance, secure corporate assets, and protect privacy. Effective, affordable, and easy-to-use encryption was once unheard of. Now businesses can have it all.
The paper also provides an overview of the HITECH Act, which addresses the privacy and security concerns associated with the electronic transmission of health information, in part, through several provisions that strengthen the civil and criminal enforcement of the HIPAA rules.
Most organizations find managing risk and compliance a challenge - but the rewards for doing so well can be considerable. By putting the right processes, systems and controls in place, you can gain visibility into decisions taken all across the enterprise - and protect both corporate performance and reputation.
This white paper from Symantec™ Health provides a guide for IT departments as they examine their current image archiving strategy and explore new options. It summarizes challenges, existing approaches, and the benefits of cloudbased archiving approaches.
The key benefit of creating a case management methodology is to multiply its effectiveness by replicating it across the organization's patient-facing departments, practices and functions. In this way, your organization can reduce costs, increase quality and streamline its operations.
Many US companies find themselves acting like Wait-and-See, Inc. They interpret the switch from US Generally
Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to IFRS as a matter of compliance rather than an opportunity to become more globally competitive by improving key internal processes.
The increasing adoption of electronic health records greatly complicates the tasks of security and privacy requirements. In this webcast, *Trend Micro* and *Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center* discuss how to successfully navigate through the challenges associated with securing Web-based applications.
To meet evolving regulatory mandates, companies around the world are adopting International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), a set of methodologies and disclosure requirements for the preparation and presentation of financial statements. Yet making the transition to IFRS is not just a rote accounting exercise.
Learn how solutions for large hospitals that provide intelligently aggregate and summarize clinical, operational, and financial data can offer CFOs faster, hospital-wide insight. When CFOs can immediately access information across existing systems, better decision making and financial outcomes result.
This white paper explains how a business rule management system can make business process automation easier to understand, maintain and manage. Compare BRMS with other business automation schemes, like traditonal software coding or standard business rule engines. Learn how the Welsh Assembly Government and a United States commercial lender have implemented business rules to make a difference in their business processes.
Find out how a robust configuration audit and control system can enable electronic submissions and signatures, and validate electronic data, in compliance with the FDA's mandatory submission of clinical trials records.
Find out whether your health company's network systems are well enough to pass an internal security checkup, or are running the risk of a much more invasive examination by federal regulators and plaintiff's lawyers.
Compliance is high on the IT agenda today, yet no one seems to have a clear picture of what it really involves. Inconsistent interpretation by different auditors, regulators and vendors means what worked in one year's audit could fail in the next. This whitepaper is designed to help Demystify Compliance as it relates to IT and give you some simple recipes for analyzing your own environment in the light of specific mandates.
Data breaches can carry very serious consequences, such as the revelation in February 2008 that that the Hannaford Brothers chain of supermarkets lost more than four million debit and credit card numbers to hackers. The bottom line is that organizations must implement Data Loss Prevention (DLP) systems to protect themselves against the growing array of threats they face from inadvertent and malicious data leaks from email, instant messaging and other systems.