Iowa Health System Selects Iatric Systems Security Audit Manager to Proactively Audit and Protect Patient Privacy

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Iatric Systems and partner CynergisTek will deliver the industries best Privacy Breach Detection offering across Iowa Health’s diverse healthcare system

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We selected SAM because of its intuitive and easy-to-use user interface, proactive and flexible report capabilities, and broad integration expertise that captures patient access audits across our 41 facilities

Iatric Systems, Inc., the provider of proven patient privacy monitoring solutions for healthcare organizations since 2003, announced today that Iowa Health System (IHS) has selected the Security Audit Manager (SAM) software solution due to its extensive integration capabilities and intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Iowa Health System will use Security Audit Manager to conduct automated patient privacy monitoring 24/7/365 across Epic, McKesson Horizon Medical Imaging, McKesson Horizon Patient Folder, McKesson Horizon Homecare, GE Centricity Enterprise, and their HR database.

Formed in 1994, Iowa Health System controls directly or indirectly, a regional healthcare delivery system that includes 28 hospitals, the group practice of Iowa Health Physicians, Iowa Health System Community Network, and Iowa Health Home Care. IHS has 3100 beds, and approximately 507 employed physicians practicing in more than 140 Iowa and Illinois communities.

“We selected Security Audit Manager because of its intuitive and easy-to-use user interface, proactive and flexible report capabilities, and Iatric Systems broad integration expertise that captures patient access audits across our 41 facilities and stores them in a secure, central location,” said Lara Leniton Liss, IHS Attorney and HIPAA Privacy Officer. "Security Audit Manager will increase our efficiency when conducting HIPAA reviews, and help us develop a best-in-class HIPAA compliance program. We view patient privacy protections as an important element of our vision to provide the Best Outcome for Every Patient Every Time."

CynergisTek, a leading provider of IT security solutions for healthcare organizations and an Iatric Systems partner, recommended Security Audit Manager to Iowa Health System for their Privacy Breach Detection Solution. Mac McMillan, CEO of CynergisTek and Chair of HIMSS Privacy & Security Policy Task Force had the following to say.

“Our clients expect us to stay ahead of developments in technologies that are important to their information security and privacy management needs. We recommended Security Audit Manager to IHS not just because it’s a great solution for detecting and preventing privacy violations and breaches, but more importantly because Iatric Systems has an implementation process that is focused on successful adoption combining their technical expertise and our healthcare consultants' knowledge. They provide a support structure that includes a 24/7 call center, technical support, and an active user group for sharing lessons learned. Clients like IHS are sophisticated enough to know they are getting more than just what is in the box."

Security Audit Manager provides healthcare organizations with one solution that handles all patient privacy auditing and incident risk management. SAM is a fully automated solution that monitors every access to patient data across the entire hospital enterprise and identifies potential HIPAA breaches within diverse software applications. By proactively monitoring access to sensitive data in real-time, SAM has the ability to detect and alert on privacy breaches, identity theft, snooping, selling patient information or other unauthorized activity that may be occurring within the enterprise.

About CynergisTek
CynergisTek is an authority in healthcare information security management, regulatory compliance, IT audit and advisory services, business continuity management, security technology selection and implementation, and secure IT infrastructure architecture and design solutions. The firm offers practical, manageable and affordable consulting services for organizations of all sizes and complexity. Using an organized, planned and collaborative approach, CynergisTek applies multidisciplinary expertise to serve as partner and mentor, to enhance the consulting experience and, ultimately, clients’ compliance and business performance. CynergisTek participates in and contributes to HIMSS, AHIMA, HFMA, HCCA, AHIA and other industry bellwether organizations. For more information visit http://www.cynergistek.com call 512.402.8550 or email info(at)cynergistek(dot)com.

About Iatric Systems, Inc.
Iatric Systems helps healthcare providers achieve success by delivering the most comprehensive healthcare IT integration. Our products and services focus on data integration, systems integration, and process integration. This allows providers to leverage existing IT investments to meet the growing demands of Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange, HIPAA, and other industry requirements. During the past 23 years, Iatric Systems has delivered solutions to more than 1,000 healthcare organizations. For more information, please contact info(at)iatric(dot)com or visit http://www.iatric.com.

About Iowa Health System
Iowa Health System is one of the nation’s most integrated health systems. Through relationships with 28 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities and more than 200 physician clinics, IHS provides care throughout Iowa and Illinois. IHS entities employ more than 24,000 employees, working toward innovative advancements to deliver the Best Outcome for Every Patient Every Time. Each year, through more than 3.1 million patient visits, IHS hospitals and clinics provide a full range of care to patients and families. With annual revenues of $2.8 billion, IHS is the fifth largest nondenominational health system in America and provides community benefit programs and services to improve the health of people in its communities. For more information, visit http://www.ihs.org.

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