North Kansas City Hospital Deploys HIPAA Compliant Auditing System in 11 Days

October 05, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Oct. 5, 2010 — North Kansas City Hospital deployed Cerner Corporation’s (Nasdaq: CERN) P2Sentinel™ HIPAA-compliant auditing solution in 11 days, meeting the Meaningful Use Stage 1 access requirement. The P2Sentinel console provides a secure, analytical and reporting interface that can be used in conjunction with and independent of the Cerner Millennium® platform. It utilizes SenSage’s enterprise Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) technology, with healthcare specific reports and analytics developed by Cerner, to track how patient information is accessed. These auditing reports are a necessary part of an accountability system which provides measurable data for policy compliance while also identifying potential security threats. P2Sentinel’s subscription model eliminates capital and maintenance costs by reducing the number of hours needed to train associates and implement separate hardware and software solutions.

The P2Sentinel system allows compliance officers to determine who has accessed patient data in a quick, secure and efficient manner. Furthermore, North Kansas City Hospital now has the ability to respond to incident requests faster by using a single, easily accessible tool.
Example reports that can be produced include: Access by User, Log-on Failures and Multiple Device Access. These reports can be executed, exported and emailed within an organization in minutes. P2Sentinel has the ability to significantly reduce the time North Kansas City Hospital spends on auditing and reporting clinical data. The solution also:

  • Creates measurable data for HIPAA and Meaningful Use compliance
  • Identifies potential security threats while maintaining confidentiality
  • Provides a single auditing and reporting tool that is capable of receiving auditing data from both Cerner Millennium and other non-Cerner clinical systems
  • Allows costs to be managed at an operational level eliminating the need for substantial up-front capital costs through a monthly subscription model

“This was one of the smoothest IT implementations we’ve ever experienced. Our involvement was minimal and we are excited to start using the application,” said Art Fisk, CIO of North Kansas City Hospital. “With P2Sentinel, we are confident that our patient’s data is secure and that our hospital can immediately respond to any security event. We look forward to continuing our trusted partnership with Cerner for many years to come.”

About Cerner
Cerner is transforming healthcare by eliminating error, variance and waste for healthcare providers and consumers around the world. Cerner® solutions optimize processes for healthcare organizations ranging in size from single-doctor practices, to health systems, to entire countries, for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, employer health and wellness services industry and for the healthcare commerce system. These solutions are licensed by more than 8,500 facilities around the world, including approximately 2,300 hospitals; 3,400 physician practices covering more than 30,000 physicians; 600 ambulatory facilities, such as laboratories, ambulatory centers, cardiac facilities, radiology clinics and surgery centers; 700 home-health facilities; and 1,500 retail pharmacies. The trademarks, service marks and logos (collectively, the “Marks”) set forth herein are registered and unregistered trademarks and/or service marks owned by Cerner Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and certain other countries throughout the world. Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, please visit www.cerner.com, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
Cerner Media Contact: Kelli Christman, (816) 885-4342, kelli.christman@cerner.com
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About North Kansas City Hospital
North Kansas City Hospital is a 451-licensed bed acute-care facility ranked as one of the largest hospitals in the Kansas City metro area. Patients receive a full continuum of services including care provided through five Centers of Excellence: Northland Cancer Center, Northland Women’s Center, Northland Cardiac Center, Northland Orthopedic Center and Northland Emergency Center. The Hospital is one of the largest employers in the Kansas City metro area with over 4,000 employees. In January 2011, the Northland Cardiac Center will open to further enhance the Hospital’s cardiac services in a project totaling $13 million followed by completion in February 2011 of a $17 million project to renovate two maternity floors.
North Kansas City Hospital Media Contact: Kim Shopper, kim.shopper@nkch.org

About SenSage
SenSage®, Inc. delivers unified Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and log management systems that are open to all event data types, scale to petabytes, minimize storage costs and perform sophisticated data analysis. Hundreds of customers worldwide leverage patented Security Intelligence solutions from SenSage to identify, understand and counteract cyber-threats, fraud and compliance violations. SenSage partners include Cerner, Cisco, EMC, HP, McAfee and SAP. For more information, visit www.sensage.com or follow us on Twitter: @SenSage.
SenSage Media Contact: : Michelle Schafer, (703) 403-6377, schafer@merrittgrp.com