Athena Software Now Offering HIPAA Readiness and Security Audit Services

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Athena Software now offers clients the extra service of HIPAA Readiness and Security Audit Services. The security audit service is delivered by Athena Software staff, an experienced and accredited Network Analyst, that allows your organization to select which areas of your system and business policies you would like "audited" for vulnerabilities.

Athena Software now offers clients the extra service of HIPAA Readiness and Security Audit Services. The security audit service is delivered by an experienced and accredited Athena Software Network Analyst who allows your organization to select which areas of your system and business policies you would like "audited" for vulnerabilities.

"Athena Software takes system security and the confidentiality of your client's data seriously," said Dana Fox, Director Business Development for Athena Software. "We strongly encourage all organizations that store confidential data of any type to have their systems tested periodically for a range of vulnerabilities." Fox went on to say that, "Ensuring agencies have taken important steps to protect the privacy of their client's confidential information is absolutely vital - for your accreditors, for your funders, for your client's privacy and confidentiality and for your peace of mind."

Contact us today to find out how we can help your organization improve its overall systems security and ability to recover from disaster. It may be the smartest, most far-sighted decision you will ever make! Security areas may include:

Network Review Includes Items such as:

Hardware inventory and network scan

Develop up to date network diagram

Check for devices bypassing FW

Check access to network devices - including password strength etc.

Check for network monitors

If VPN access is enabled, check access to system and ensure proper policies in place

Determine if network or system monitoring software is required; configure if needed

Penetration testing and port scanning of firewalls and servers

Server Review Includes Items such as:

Checking of patch levels - Update procedure

Check of running processes- removal of unneeded processes

Check access rights

Hardening of servers

Virus scanning

Spy-ware scanning

Check fans - for heat issues

Firewall Review Includes Items such as:

Check rules

Check access rights

Limit outbound / inbound traffic if needed

Check updates, Version

Access Methods Includes Items such as:

Passwords policies and controls

Account creation policies and controls

Access cards - Audit Logs

Physical security of the computer room

Facility-related Issues Includes Items such as:

Physical access review

Redundant power supply

Fire precautions

Ventilation - temperature controls

Backups Testing Includes Items such as:

Off-site transfer frequency / method / completeness

Disaster recover planning

Data Handling Issues Includes Items such as:

Level of Encryption

Manner of transferred

Access control

Can the backed up data be removed, copied, modified?

Software-related Issues Includes Items such as:

Check version, level

Workstation-related Issues Includes items such as:

Laptop security - Disk encryption, VPN access,

Screen-savers with password lock

No displayed passwords or userids

Workstation Lock down

Penelope Case Management and Counseling Software Features:

Staff / therapist and client / patient scheduling

Customizable outcomes evaluation tools

Customizable clinical case documentation and session note recording

Customizable program service delivery details

Comprehensive reporting functions

Customizable alerts, workflow automation tools and reminders

Highly configurable security features

HIPAA standard electronic billing

internal communications and workflow management tools

For on-demand clients: server, backup and data protection service

Penelope Case Management and Counseling Software Benefits:

Monitor client progress and outcomes

Measure worker productivity

Coordinate a range of services for clients and families

Eliminate duplicate data entry

Increase compliance to accreditation standards and company policies

Reduce downtime (and waitlists!) with real time central scheduling

Shorten account aging

Reduce insurer/ Medicaid claim rejections

Easy reporting for funders, grants and internal use

Web-based software allows for geographically dispersed staff to have access to up to date information securely

Low cost to implement and maintain - all you need is a web browser!

About Athena Software.net

Athena software is one of the world's most powerful and fully integrated case management and client information solutions designed for counselling, behavioral health, broad service NGO, mental health centers and Employee Assistance Providers (EAP/ EFAP). We help our clients reduce operating costs, increase efficiency and improve customer service by integrating human resources, notes, outcome evaluation and billing into one integrated and easy to use system. Used by service organizations, universities and practitioners around the world, Athena Software delivers high performance, world-class support and outstanding value.

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