Splunk for Healthcare – Splunk attains 2014 ONC-HIT Certification

ONC2014Edition

In my tenure as Healthcare Domain Expert at Splunk, I have seen many Healthcare customers using Splunk for EHR and HIPAA audit reporting. New regulations require you to use Certified technology or “field certify” your solution. So, Splunk felt that the best way to serve our Healthcare Provider customers was to get Splunk software certified.

The specific module certification is 170.314 (d)(3) Audit Reporting. This is the same certification that other  industry solutions have, like FairWarning, IATRIC Security Manager, and P2Sentinel.

What does this mean to you? Healthcare providers can now use the leading technology platform for machine data, log management and operational intelligence without having to get “field certification”. Our customers have found Splunk to be a fraction of …

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Splunk in Healthcare

Healthcare is a prominent topic in the U.S. today. New and existing government regulations and legislation are onerous and forcing dramatic changes in Healthcare IT.  These changes involve increasing use of technology in an effort to ultimately improve care and reduce cost.  There are incentives associated with these programs to offset the costs of new technology, if implemented and used in meaningful ways to meet the goals. It essentially requires creating an infrastructure that provides the right information to the right person at the right time across the continuum of care.

These needs create a double-edged sword. Expanding technology complexity for effective data availability, both inside and outside of the organization, will introduce more points of vulnerability.  This can lead …

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