AHA Endorsement:

Information Technology Compliance and Managed Security Services

“I am encouraged to see AHA’s support and endorsement of IP Services’ Managed Security Services. It's IP Services' Visible Ops methodology that brings operational best practices together with compliance and security to enable critical infrastructure to identify and mitigate malicious activity.” – Richard Marshall, Former Director of Global Cyber Security Management, Department of Homeland Security

According to the 17th Annual Healthcare’s Most Wired survey by the AHA’s Health Forum and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, health data security is one of the top priorities of the nation’s hospitals. With the rise in data breaches and cybersecurity attacks, hospitals are striving to apply strong privacy and security measures to protect patient information.

Why We Endorse IP Services’ Information Technology Compliance and Managed Security Services

After a thorough review of solutions designed to address health data security, the AHA has awarded its endorsement to the IP Services solution because the services:

  • Detect incorrect system configurations and breaches, but also system vulnerabilities, enabling a proactive approach to security
  • Demonstrate strong results, including a dramatic reduction in mean time to detection (MTTD) of security breaches from an industry average of nine months to same-day detection
  • Adhere to globally recognized best practices: the IT Infrastructure Library framework and the VisibleOps methodology
  • Provide only actionable alerts so IT personnel are not disrupted by “noise” and can work more productively

IP Services’ Information Technology Compliance and Managed Security Services help hospitals protect patient data by supporting proactive, enterprise-wide integrity verification and security incident and event management, while also helping to reduce IT maintenance time, effort and costs.

  • Integrity verification engine continuously detects incorrect system configurations and changes, helping hospitals to quickly spot security breaches and maintain ongoing system availability and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance
  • Based on best-practice processes, security incident and event management services ensure highly secure and available systems through event correlation, compliance reporting and recommended remediation steps, and ongoing systems management such as risk analysis and management