Aligning Identity Management Investment with HIPAA 2014 Audit Preparedness
CLEARWATER, FL October 22, 2013 – FairWarning, Inc., the inventor, patent holder and world’s leading supplier of privacy monitoring solutions for electronic health records, today announced that CloudConnect Health IT is the first vendor to achieve certification in the FairWarning® Ready for Identity Management program. Designed to help hospital customers make better use of their existing investment in IT infrastructure, the FairWarning® Ready for Identity Management program enables identity management application vendors to seamlessly integrate with FairWarning® patient privacy monitoring to provide customers with advanced privacy monitoring analytics, filtering and workflow capability.
With customers representing over 1,100 hospitals and 4,600 clinics around the globe, FairWarning® has seen an increasing investment in identity management infrastructure across the healthcare industry. The FairWarning® Ready program focuses on collaborating with select identity management vendors who have demonstrated a track record of customer success in healthcare to speed and improve patient privacy monitoring deployments and protect against inadvertent, criminal and fraudulent misuse of electronic health records.
“By integrating CloudConnect’s “CloudIdentity” identity management solution with FairWarning®, FairWarning® can deliver much richer information to its small to midsized healthcare customers,” says John Houston, President, CloudConnect. “Better user identity information will help ensure secure and appropriate access to patient information.”
“We believe that the permanent HIPAA audit program which is scheduled to start in early 2014 will require continued attention to privacy, security, and compliance,” says Shane Whitlatch, Executive Vice President Global Alliances, FairWarning®. “By leveraging identity management investments, small and midsized healthcare providers will dramatically reduce the time and effort required to integrate key identity data and deliver sustainable compliance through their patient privacy monitoring program.
FairWarning® Ready for Identity Management Systems
With this certification, CloudConnect and FairWarning® customers can now increase the accuracy of privacy monitoring by gaining the ability to:
Drive Identity-Aware Privacy Analytics, Filtering, and Workflows
- Auto populate identity-aware context such as user and location information (user, department, manager, address, workstation, ) into FairWarning® for advanced privacy monitoring
Leverage Active Directory and other Identity Management solutions for Authentication, Authorization and User Management
- Provision FairWarning® users using Microsoft® Active Directory® administration
- Authenticate, authorize and fully manage FairWarning® privacy analyst and compliance officer user roles
For more about FairWarning® Patient Privacy Monitoring solutions, please visit www.FairWarning.com.
For more about CloudConnect, please visit www.CloudConnectHealthIT.com.
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 https://www.fairwarning.com or email Solutions@FairWarning.com.
CloudConnect Health IT
CloudConnect provides cost-effective, cloud-based IT solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of small and midsized health care providers. CloudConnect’s first product, “CloudIdentity,” is an identity management solution based on the Oracle identity management product suite. As a wholly owned subsidiary of UPMC, a $10 billion global health enterprise based in Pittsburgh, Pa., CloudConnect Health IT is backed by decades of experience in establishing leading health care IT processes and infrastructure. For more information about CloudConnect, please visit www.CloudConnectHealthIT.com.