From HIMSS: CynergisTek Announces Partnership with Iatric Systems

February 21, 2012 CynergisTek

CynergisTek Partners with Iatric Systems to Reduce Risk of Privacy Breaches in Healthcare Organizations

Two Leaders in Healthcare Privacy and Security to Offer Automated Solution for Monitoring Access to Patient Data Across Entire Enterprise

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Austin, Texas and Boxford, Mass., February 21, 2012— CynergisTek™, a leading provider of IT security solutions for healthcare organizations, and Iatric Systems, a leading provider of integrated software applications, interfaces and reporting solutions for hospitals and healthcare systems, today announced a reseller partnership to offer an automated tool that eliminates the need for extensive manual audits by identifying, tracking and resolving privacy breaches within healthcare organizations.

As part of the reseller partnership, CynergisTek will leverage Iatric Systems industry-leading and completely redesigned Security Audit Manager (SAM) and Medical Records Release Manager (MRRM) to expand its portfolio of auditing and monitoring solutions for its clients. SAM is a fully automated solution that monitors audit logs, documents 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 24/7 and in real time, SAM has the ability to detect and alert on privacy breaches that may be occurring across the enterprise. This comprehensive monitoring provides the information required to document investigations and resolutions and fulfill notification requests via the Incident Tracking and Reporting module. By catching, resolving and documenting single and recurring breaches, SAM helps healthcare organizations meet HITECH and Meaningful Use requirements. Clients may also enhance the implementation of SAM with MRRM to speed and simplify access to, and management of, medical records authorizations.

“CynergisTek’s position as true thought leaders in healthcare IT security made the company an obvious choice as an Iatric Systems partner,” said Joel Berman, founder and president, Iatric Systems. “As Security Audit Manager has helped hundreds of hospitals identify and track patient privacy breaches and remain HITECH-compliant, we are confident that CynergisTek is a trusted partner who can help hospitals and healthcare systems implement an automated patient privacy solution.”

“We are at a point in healthcare where security and privacy mean a lot more for hospitals than they used to.  Today’s healthcare environments are increasingly digital, and with HIPAA/HITECH and OCR assessments, auditing records across an entire enterprise is impossible to do manually,” said Mac McMillan, CEO, CynergisTek. “For this reason, the Security Audit Manager and Medical Records Release Manager solutions are crucial for hospitals today. The comprehensive, proactive, real-time monitoring will ensure that a hospital is constantly reviewing its activity in order to reduce violations, prevent recurring breaches, respond appropriately to medical records requests and accounting for disclosures, and share findings quickly. It’s time for healthcare organizations to get in front of this issue and put an end to the enormous rise in breaches we’ve seen over the last few years, which is why we look forward to this partnership with Iatric Systems to bring SAM and MRRM into hospitals and increase compliance.”

Demonstrations of Security Audit Manager and Medical Records Release Manager will be available at HIMSS in the Iatric Systems Booth #7905 and can also be scheduled upon request by contacting info@iatric.com or info@cynergistek.com.

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 www.cynergistek.com call 512.402.8550 or email info@cynergistek.com.

About Iatric Systems

Recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies for the past four years, Iatric Systems helps hospitals and health systems leverage their HIS investment with software, interfaces and reporting services.  Since 1990, more than 1,000 hospitals worldwide have implemented Iatric Systems solutions; optimizing patient care and staff workflow in clinical, financial and administrative areas.  The Iatric Systems team consists of many of the country’s best medical and technical professionals whose real-world IT and hospital experience facilitates the development of advanced healthcare IT solutions.  For more information, please contact info@iatric.com or visit www.iatric.com.

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