The American Hospital Association Awards Its Exclusive Endorsement to Packetmotion’s User Activity Management

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Following an extensive evaluation selection process of providers, PacketSentry was selected for the AHA endorsement based on its ability to enhance access controls and audit trails of legacy applications and thereby improve hospitals’ compliance with some requirements of HIPAA/HITECH.

The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed PacketSentry™, the User Activity Management (UAM) solution from PacketMotion™. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of AHA, awards the AHA endorsement to products and services that help hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence. Following an extensive evaluation selection process of providers, PacketSentry was selected for the endorsement based on its ability to enhance access controls and audit trails of legacy applications and thereby improve hospitals’ compliance with some requirements of HIPAA/HITECH.    

The delivery of health care is transitioning to an electronic environment that is fueling the growth of Health Information Technology (HIT). This growth drives demand for a solution that provides both appropriate access controls and audit records for HIT and Personal Health Information (PHI). To address these needs, PacketSentry delivers a broad range of health IT access controls and audit functionalities, on a single easy to use platform, which drives down operational costs for hospitals across traditional, virtual and cloud environments.

PacketSentry provides healthcare IT personnel with granular visibility into what users are doing and accessing on the network, including a wide range of healthcare applications and data stores. In addition it monitors and records user access and enforces access polices for databases, including repositories where PHI is stored, that can assist hospitals in meeting certain HIPAA/HITECH compliance obligations. It identifies, audits and limits access to PHI resources, enhancing protections for sensitive patient information.

“While the increased ease of access to pertinent patient information that an HIT system provides is critical for the delivery of high quality and safe patient care, it also is important to ensure that the system protects the confidentiality and security of patient information and is compliant with governmental regulations in these areas,” said Anthony Burke, president and CEO, AHA Solutions, Inc. “PacketMotion’s User Activity Management offers a comprehensive and cost effective solution that is easily integrated into existing systems, including multiple legacy systems and information databases.

“The AHA has been serving hospitals in the United States for more than 100 years, and we’re honored to receive such a prestigious endorsement from them,” said Paul Smith, PacketMotion Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to teaming up with the AHA in 2011, to assist more hospitals solve their key data privacy and security issues.”

Visit PacketMotion at HIMSS booth number #2888 (Hall A) for a demonstration of the endorsed solution.

About AHA
The American Hospital Association is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes nearly 5,000 hospitals and health care systems, networks, and other providers of care, and 37,000 individuals. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit http://www.aha.org.

About AHA Solutions
AHA Solutions, Inc is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As an American Hospital Association (AHA) member service, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders and market consultants to conduct product due diligence and identify solutions to hospital challenges in the areas of finance, human resources, patient flow and technology. AHA Solutions provides related marketplace analytics and education to support product decision-making. As a subsidiary of the AHA, the organization convenes people with like interests for knowledge sharing centered on timely information and research. AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA mission: creating healthier communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at (800) 242-4677 or visit http://www.aha-solutions.org.

About PacketMotion
PacketMotion’s User Activity Management (UAM) solution provides unified data center security and audit in traditional, virtual and cloud environments. PacketMotion’s solution enables mid- to large-sized enterprises to simplify and lower the cost of meeting their compliance and audit requirements (PCI DSS, SOX, HIPAA/HITECH, etc.) while delivering security functionality such as the ability to immediately stop user behavior that violates internal policies.  PacketMotion combines patent-pending software with powerful appliances to monitor individual user activity at the application level.  The PacketSentry appliance operates out of band with no impact on network performance, and installs in less than one day, typically reducing compliance-related capital and operating costs by as much as 80 percent compared to a suite of siloed tools. Visit PacketMotion online at http://packetmotion.com.

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