HIPAA Heads Up
Volume X, No. 17
June 16, 2009

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Table of Contents
  1. Qualys Selects TriCipher for On-Demand Secure Single Sign-On
  2. New AMA and Microsoft Collaboration to Enhance Patient-Physician Communication
  3. Achieving HIPAA Compliance with Enterprise Single Sign-On
  4. Patient Records at Rush University Medical Center Now Fully Electronic
  5. The Business Case for Web 2.0 in Healthcare: Building Brands and Redefining the Patient Experience
  6. Monthly e-Survey: Healthcare Trends Mid-2009 — A Six-Month Adjustment

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1.) Qualys Selects TriCipher for On-Demand Secure Single Sign-On

Qualys, Inc. has selected TriCipher's myOneLogin service to provide its own employees with secure and convenient access to all of their Web applications. myOneLogin delivers a balance between Web application security and convenience. The solution uses strong multi-factor authentication to safeguard businesses from phishing attacks and password theft and gives users the ability to confidently and conveniently access all their applications from any computer using a single username and password.

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http://tricipher.com/news/Qualys-selects-TriCipher-for...


2.) New AMA and Microsoft Collaboration to Enhance Patient-Physician Communication

The American Medical Association (AMA) is now working with Microsoft to better connect patients with their physicians. Patients and their physicians will be able to exchange vital healthcare information by connecting through Microsoft's HealthVault, a platform developed by Microsoft to store and maintain health and fitness information. Through this collaboration physicians will be able to access self-reported patient health information at the point of care, while enabling patients to access vital information that has been entered through the physician’s office.

To read this article in its entirety, please visit:
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/news-events/news-events...


3.) Achieving HIPAA Compliance with Enterprise Single Sign-On

To achieve HIPAA compliance, organizations must adopt and enforce several policies, processes and procedures. Although enterprise single sign-on solutions can help with these initiatives, the technologies, capabilities, costs and requirements of Enterprise Single Sign-On (ESSO) solutions vary greatly. Learn how the successful implementation of ESSO can support not only the HIPAA compliance requirements for technical, administrative and physical safeguard standards, but can also provide workflow advantages.

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4.) Patient Records at Rush University Medical Center Now Fully Electronic

Medical records at Rush University Medical Center are now fully electronic, allowing real-time communication and coordination of patient care across departments and within the entire healthcare team. Rush’s EHRs management system is a key component of the medical center’s 10-year transformation project, begun in 2006, which includes new facilities, renovations and state-of-the-art technologies to improve clinical outcomes and the entire patient and family experience. The new EHRs system also supports Rush’s efforts to further improve patient outcomes and safety.

To read this article in its entirety, please visit:
http://www.rush.edu/webapps/MEDREL/servlet/NewsRelease?id=1227


5.) The Business Case for Web 2.0 in Healthcare: Building Brands and Redefining the Patient Experience

In The Business Case for Web 2.0 in Healthcare: Building Brands and Redefining the Patient Experience, industry experts recount how strategic utilization of Web 2.0 tools is driving prospective patients to their Web sites and to their facilities in record numbers. Even recruiters are feeling the impact of these efforts.

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6.) Monthly e-Survey: Healthcare Trends Mid-2009 — A Six-Month Adjustment

Healthcare organizations are recalibrating business plans and priorities mid-year in response to the recession, pending healthcare reform efforts, federal stimulus funds for health IT and state Medicaid programs and rising unemployment. Find out how other healthcare organizations are reacting to the current financial, legislative and reimbursement environment by completing HIN's Survey of the Month on Healthcare Trends Mid-2009 — A Six-Month Adjustment by June 30. You’ll get a free executive summary of the compiled results. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential.

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