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Automated Access Governance Software Shown to Produces Significant Benefits

SAN RAMON, California — August 8, 2013 — Avatier Corp., a leader in risk-driven identity management software, explains how automated access governance software can make audit cycles easier and more efficient in its blog, "Charm The Compliance Auditor: Getting Hip to HIPAA HITECH Compliance." Cost containment pressure from insurance companies and the government have forced healthcare providers to live with tighter margins. Saving time, therefore reducing staff costs, has become a critical element in the IT department. As a result, directors and managers are looking for easier ways to deal with the mountain of information needed to be prepared for this kind of HIPAA HITECH compliance audit.

"On a macro level these regulatory compliance requirements seem straightforward and make sense," said Nelson Cicchitto, chairman and CEO of Avatier. "However, executing policies and protocols on a micro level is deceptively complex—unless you automate the access certification workflow. That's why we have started a new practice around this subject and have put together a HIPAA Compliance Checklist for Software Solutions."

With automated access governance software the IT staff should not only be able to approve and revoke access, delete accounts, but approve exceptions, attach evidence and send access validation audit messages related to governance risk and compliance. This means that IT is free to manage digitized records effectively and simplify compliance management at the same time.

"It is critical for IT management to think proactively through how digitized information plays out in the HIPAA regulations and compliance environment," added a senior executive for a large Atlanta healthcare operation. "It all starts with understanding the requirements as they relate to information technology, documenting compliance processes and selecting an automated solution. The key here is to focus on how automated the solutions on the market really are—some don't provide nearly the results you might hope for."

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Gary Thompson
Clarity Communications
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