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Health IT security vendor news: May 23

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Health IT security vendor news for the week of May 20-23

Axion Health offers HIPAA and NIST compliance: With recent news of the Omnibus Ruling for HIPAA, more organizations will likely pay closer attention to protecting personal health information (PHI) or suffer the consequence. This could also be a good time for businesses to consider complying with the standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Axion Health, a SaaS company who provides web-based software for managing the health and safety of employees, has achieved both HIPAA and NIST-compliance.

HIPAA Secure Now! and Backup My Info! offer HIPAA-compliant data backup service: HIPAA Secure Now! and BUMI (Backup My Info!)announced today a new HIPAA compliant data backup service called HIPAA Secure Backup Powered by BUMI. BUMI is the premium provider of managed online backup and recovery solutions for small to mid-sized businesses. Under HIPAA Security Rule 164.308(a)(7)(ii)(A), medical providers and their business associates are required by law to implement a data backup plan that ensures Protected Health Information (PHI) is properly safeguarded.

ICA achieves accreditation: ICA, a leading provider of interoperability technology that enables care coordination and health information exchange (HIE), announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) for Registration Authority (RA), Certificate Authority (CA)and Health Information Service Provider (HISP) from and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). Direct Trusted Agent accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and ensures compliance with industry-established standards, HIPAA regulations and the Direct Project.

Imprivata launches Single Sign-On (SSO) migration program for Citrix customers: Imprivata, a leading global provider of healthcare IT security solutions, today announced a program to enable customers using the Citrix Single Sign-On (SSO) feature to seamlessly migrate to Imprivata OneSign Single Sign-On to enhance security and increase workflow efficiency. Organizations in healthcare and other industries that currently rely on Citrix to support Windows application SSO for XenDesktop and XenApp platforms are eligible to participate in Imprivata’s migration program to quickly and cost-effectively implement OneSign

CellTrust Corporation Introduces SecureSMS “TRACK ANYWHERE”: CellTrust Corporation, the recognized worldwide leader in secure mobile communication, today announced the launch of CellTrust SecureSMS TRACK, developed specifically for the financial services industry, featuring CellTrust’s compliant messaging and voice technology and the enhanced security the Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (“Samsung Mobile”) SAFE Application Programming Interface (API) provides. SecureSMS TRACK ANYWHERE allows employees to communicate with each other with encrypted text messages inside the financial institution.

Ellumen Tapped for healthcare cyber security panel: The cyber security division of Ellumen, a provider of professional services and IT solutions for government and commercial customers, is being tapped once again for its subject matter expertise on health IT privacy and security. Dennis M. Seymour, senior security architect at Ellumen, was hand-selected by HIMSS for his in-depth knowledge and breadth of experience in federal healthcare information security practices to moderate a panel at the “Information Security: Organizational Perspectives on Best Practices” event. The virtual event, produced by HIMSS Media, will take place online at 11:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, May 30, and will address three key areas in healthcare IT: Cyber security, BYOD, and cloud computing.

Gazzang provides HIPAA-compliant data security to Tonic Health: Gazzang, the Big Data security experts, today announced that Tonic Health is using Gazzang’s data encryption and key management solutions to secure sensitive clinical and patient data collected via Tonic’s innovative mobile device application. Tonic’s iPad-based intake app is generating strong demand as health care organizations look to improve their data collection processes and transition to electronic patient records.


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