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Leading U.S. Hospital Secures Electronic Healthcare Records and Ensures Compliance with Splunk Software

Splunk 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 systems.

“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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