Leading Southwestern Healthcare Provider Joins SailPoint and Logic Trends to Discuss Implementation of IT Controls for HIPAA Compliance
AUSTIN, May 17, 2011 – Today’s healthcare providers face growing pressure to adopt electronic health record (EHR) systems and to manage the increased risk of security and privacy breaches. Given these industry challenges, it is critical that they consider and install the right identity management controls to remain in compliance with HIPAA requirements and protect sensitive patient information. To help companies better understand identity governance’s role in HIPAA compliance, SailPoint is hosting a webinar featuring Logic Trends and a large, Southwestern healthcare provider with more than 30 locations, nearly 500 physicians and practitioners, and almost 700,000 patients accounting for more than 1.2 million visits.
The webinar, Identity Management: Front and Center for Healthcare Providers, will take place on May 24th at noon EDT. Healthcare and technology experts will present a case study and a recommended plan of action to help organizations:
Define and institute an identity management program that meets HIPAA security and privacy requirements;
Assess security risks posed by users and their access privileges and implement strong controls to reduce vulnerabilities to a reasonable and appropriate level;
Automate the process of worker onboarding, job changes, and terminations – underpinned by strong preventive and detective controls;
Streamline compliance processes across clinical, business and financial applications; and,
Increase incentive eligibility by demonstrating meaningful use of EHR systems.
In addition, SailPoint and Logic Trends have published a whitepaper, An Effective Approach to Meeting Today’s Healthcare Security & Privacy Requirements with Identity Governance. The jointly published paper outlines how healthcare providers can implement identity governance in order to adopt a risk-based approach to meet HIPAA security and privacy requirements and safely move toward adopting the meaningful use of EHR.
SailPoint, a leader in identity management, helps the world’s largest organizations to mitigate risk, reduce IT costs and ensure compliance. The company’s award-winning software, SailPoint IdentityIQ™, provides superior visibility into and control over user access to sensitive applications and data while the access request and delivery process. As the industry’s first business-oriented identity governance suite, IdentityIQ quickly delivers tangible results with risk-aware compliance management, closed-loop user lifecycle management, flexible provisioning, an integrated governance model, and identity intelligence.