LAS VEGAS – ClearDATA unveiled Wednesday at HIMSS16 a cloud-based system designed to monitor HIPAA compliance levels throughout a healthcare organization’s IT environment. The ClearDATA Active Compliance and Security Monitoring Dashboard offers providers, pharmaceutical organizations, payers and their business associates transparency to quickly identify and remediate physical, technical and administrative safeguards that have drifted out of compliance in their IT settings, the vendor said.
The dashboard is designed to provide healthcare organizations with a view into one of their most vulnerable environments for a data breach, their IT ecosystem, ClearDATA said. Using the dashboard, technology and security professionals can view their organizations’ compliance levels across configuration scanning, log-in and log monitoring, log retention, patch-level reporting and backup validation, with additional standard and custom checks added weekly, the vendor said.
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Each check is mapped to specific HIPAA security safeguards – should systems drift from compliance, the dashboard enables customers to view individual system details to best understand what steps are needed for remediation, the vendor said.
In the wake of an actual breach, the first question organizations are asked is whether they can provide a full accounting of all their protected health information, including where it is stored and who has access to it, ClearDATA explained. The ClearDATA Active Compliance and Security Monitoring Dashboard gives insight into this data inventory, while also proving the extent to which measures are in place to protect it, the vendor said.
“Healthcare IT and security professionals have never been so challenged as they are today with meeting HIPAA compliance standards and preventing a data breach at their organization,” said Darin Brannan, CEO of ClearDATA. “The dashboard offers these professionals a tool that rapidly pinpoints where security vulnerabilities exist, including in the context of a HIPAA compliance audit.”
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