Webinar Recap: HIPAA and HITECH - How IAM Bridges the Compliance Gap

On February 28th, healthcare information security and compliance experts from FishNet Security and Ping Identity presented a joint Webinar to some of the nation's leading healthcare provider organizations. During the presentation, our experts discussed the current state of HIPAA and HITECH compliance as evidenced by last year's preliminary HIPAA audits conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), how Identity & Access Management (IAM) can help close the compliance gaps identified for security and privacy, and the best practices for conducting HIPAA Risk Assessments as recommended by the OCR.

In addition, they presented a unique look at the role IAM can play in helping to ensure compliance and meaningful use objectives can be met through a "Day in the Life" scenario, the business case for the various user communities within provider organizations, and how specific technology can automate IAM processes for on-premise and cloud applications - including managing users access rights within a hybrid environment.

Agenda:

  • Current state of industry compliance and key challenges for 2013
  • Conducting HIPAA & HITECH assessments as required by HHS
  • How the strategic application of seamlessly integrated technology can provide additional benefits, including:
    • Reducing clinician downtime waiting for access to systems needed to perform work
    • Ensuring that clinicians have access to systems they need, when they need it, with role and lifecycle management
    • Reducing the number of logon credentials for clinicians with Federated SSO and enhanced management of profiles, passwords and access requests

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