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Leading U.S. Hospital Secures Electronic Healthcare Records and Ensures Compliance with Splunk Software
|By Business Wire
|February 24, 2014 08:03 AM EST
Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for
real-time operational intelligence, today announced that Middlesex
Hospital, recognized as a HIMSS Stage
6 hospital, Hospital & Healthcare Network’s Most
Wired and ranked one of the top
100 hospitals in the U.S., recently expanded its use of Splunk®
Enterprise to secure Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) and ensure
regulatory compliance across its entire hospital IT network. Critical
applications on these systems service the main hospital, three emergency
departments and many off-site primary care and specialty services
locations. Middlesex originally selected Splunk software in 2013 to
achieve global visibility and maintain optimal uptime performance on its
Windows-based networked operating systems. Watch the Middlesex
Hospital video to learn more about Splunk software’s impact.
“Splunk software is a critical part of our compliance initiatives at
Middlesex Hospital in support of Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements for
the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. It also helps the
hospital save hundreds of thousands of dollars by eliminating
unnecessary applications and technologies,” said Richard Schubach,
director of IT, Middlesex Hospital. “Splunk software immediately proved
its value by helping us to transform IT operations and accomplish our
top priorities at the hospital – protecting our patients’ privacy and
ensuring regulatory compliance.”
Splunk software helps enable customers to ensure efficient adherence to
the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and
Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH)
Act. Middlesex Hospital can also now review activity on the network and
identify suspicious behavior. Recently, leveraging Splunk software, the
hospital was able to swiftly conduct investigations to determine if
there was inappropriate access to electronic protected health
information (ePHI). In IT operations, Middlesex Hospital reports that
Splunk software helped to turn resolution times from hours or days to
minutes or seconds – a critical turnaround given the importance of these
“Splunk is honored to be a growing part of Middlesex Hospital’s focus on
healthcare IT innovation,” said Tapan Bhatt, vice president of business
analytics, Splunk. “Middlesex Hospital is part of a rapidly growing list
of healthcare providers that mine machine data insights from Splunk for
IT operations, security, patient privacy, compliance and informatics. We
look forward to seeing what the hospital does next, especially as they
explore using Splunk software to gain real-time insights from data
produced by connected medical devices.”
Go to the Splunk website to learn more about how Splunk
is transforming the healthcare industry, and join Splunk at HIMSS14
in Orlando, Florida, on February 23-27 to learn more about how the
company is helping healthcare organizations undergo major
transformations by delivering valuable insights through machine data.
Randy Rosshirt, healthcare solutions expert at Splunk, will speak at a
HIMMS14 session titled “Mining
Machine Data for Healthcare IT, Security, Compliance and Informatics”
on February 25 at 11:30 a.m. EST. The Splunk booth at HIMSS14 Exhibition
Hall is #833-10.
About Middlesex Hospital:
Located in Middletown, Connecticut, Middlesex Hospital is home to
world-class medical technology, Magnet nurses and some of Connecticut’s
highest quality and patient satisfaction ratings. Middlesex Hospital is
ranked one of the 100
Top Hospitals in the U.S. by Thomson Reuters and received the Hospital
& Healthcare Network’s Most
Wired award in 2012 and 2013. The hospital has also achieved Stage 6
recognition from HIMSS
Analytics. For more information, please visit http://middlesexhospital.org.
About Splunk Inc.
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the leading software platform for
real-time Operational Intelligence. Splunk® software and cloud services
enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize
machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers,
networks, sensors and mobile devices. More than 6,400 enterprises,
government agencies, universities and service providers in over 90
countries use Splunk software to deepen business and customer
understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve
service performance and reduce cost. Splunk products include Splunk®
Enterprise, Splunk Cloud™, Splunk Storm®, Hunk™: Splunk Analytics for
Hadoop and premium Splunk Apps. To learn more, please visit http://www.splunk.com/company.
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