At the HIMSS 06 conference in San Diego, New Boundary Technologies introduced its HIPAA Compliance Solution. New Boundary is a provider of automated configuration and security management solutions and it claims that this solution ensures IT compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule.
The solution comprises of three components:
- HIPAA Security Guide which breaks down the various HIPAA Security Rule provisions and guides the organizations through the steps to be taken to become HIPAA compliant.
- HIPAA Security Policy Library which helps organizations meet HIPAA requirements by continually safeguarding electronic protected health information and the computers that have access to it.
- Policy Commander which is an automated security policy management and enforcement product. This Commander automatically assigns security policies to the right computers, and automatically takes corrective measures for computers when they fail to comply with assigned policies.
“The HIPAA Security Rule is intentionally vague because it is based on the concepts of flexibility, scalability and technology neutrality,” said Kim Pearson, president and CEO of New Boundary Technologies adding, “That’s been frustrating for many IT professionals tasked with implementing security solutions for HIPAA compliance. With our HIPAA Compliance Solution, we correlate security policies to the various sections of the Security Rule so administrators have a clear map of which policies will help them achieve specific security levels required by HIPAA.”