SpectorSoft Program Monitors the Access and Integrity of Protected Health Information, Audits User and System Activity for "Meaningful Use,” and Identifies and Manages Security Risks and Inefficiencies
VERO BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SpectorSoft Corporation, the leader in computer, mobile, and Internet monitoring and analysis software, today announced the availability of a new Case Study on Montgomery County Hospital District (MCHD), a political subdivision of the State of Texas that provides healthcare and emergency response for the residents of its county. Using SpectorSoft’s SPECTOR 360 software, MCHD monitors and documents employee activity on select devices and servers used by its highly mobile workforce to achieve increased security, worker productivity and compliance with industry regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
"The information we work with is delicate and must be managed carefully -- all computers contain sensitive documents and data closely regulated by the State of Texas, and at the federal level, by HIPAA,” said Kelly Curry, chief operating officer at MCHD. "We need to make sure, and with great confidence, that we can monitor and audit our users, systems, software and protected data. SPECTOR 360 makes this so, and thus gives us peace of mind.”
As a highly disciplined organization whose top priority is to provide life-saving services to its community, MCHD sought to increase the already high levels of protection it maintained for ensuring its staff of more than 260 workers efficiently exceeded rules and regulations and remained focused on its primary mission -- delivering quality patient care. After a thorough investigation into comprehensive monitoring and analysis solutions, MCHD chose SPECTOR 360 to monitor, capture and analyze the user activity and associated data on its 50 Windows Server computers and approximately 215 distributed workstations, 40 percent of which are mobile laptops.
"Ours is a decentralized workforce; we are dependent on mobile computing," said Curry. "We have Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the field, and patients all over the county. We needed a software program that was capable of documenting what we do, no matter where we are or what devices we’re using. Not only does this ensure accuracy, but it protects our employees by documenting their actions. We are especially pleased that SPECTOR 360 allows us to thread activity over time, within context, and marry it to actual screen snapshots.”
SPECTOR 360 is the most comprehensive solution available to permit businesses and healthcare organizations to monitor, capture, record, analyze and act, across entire networks. SPECTOR 360's powerful yet intuitive analytics help organizations like MCHD proactively identify, audit and manage a broad set of issues, including: the review of acceptable use policies; the access, use and integrity of protected health information; the "meaningful use" of healthcare systems, tools, and processes; and the identification and tracking of security risk.
Finally, SPECTOR 360's web and Internet filtering and categorization capabilities allow MCHD to ensure the efficient and appropriate use of the Internet while tracking files entering and leaving the organization via FTP, HTTP and peer-to-peer applications.
“We can’t afford interference with productivity, and the community would not be tolerant of employees spending work time on things that are considered activities of low value,” said Curry. “SPECTOR 360’s web filtering has been an especially important and valuable feature for us, particularly with our toughbooks and laptops. Eighty percent of the time, they are disconnected from the network, and SPECTOR 360 provides us with confidence that web controls are functioning.”
Jason Judge, CEO of SpectorSoft, said “life-saving organizations like the Montgomery County Hospital District have recognized the benefits of deploying SpectorSoft’s comprehensive user activity monitoring solutions for providing additional assurance for even the most well-run computing environments. We’re pleased to be able to play a role in the critical services these organizations provide.”
To ensure maximum success for its monitoring initiative among its staff, MCHD developed a clear chain of command and process for the review of employee activities, and has proactively communicated its processes and acceptable use policy to all staff.
To read a full case study about the benefits Montgomery County Hospital District has realized through its organization-wide deployment of SPECTOR 360, please visit: http://www.spector360.com/assets/casestudies/MontgomeryCountyHospitalDistrict.htm.
SpectorSoft is the recognized leader and pioneer in the computer, mobile device and Internet monitoring and analysis software market. More than 500,000 consumers and 50,000 businesses, government organizations, schools and law enforcement agencies have purchased SpectorSoft products to help keep children and employees safe online, and to prevent Internet abuse, data loss and compliance violations in the workplace. For more information, visit www.spectorsoft.com.
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