SAN FRANCISCO -- SenSage, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise security analytics, and Cerner Corp. (NASDAQ:CERN) announced today that more than 75 clients have selected P2Sentinel(TM) Enterprise -- a Cerner solution powered by the SenSage family of enterprise security analytics software that aggregates, monitors and investigates security events, strengthening Electronic Personal Health Information (EPHI) protection and HIPAA compliance.
"Healthcare organizations face a host of compliance mandates that require IT staff to put in place adequate security controls," said Barry Runyon, research director, Gartner Healthcare Providers, Gartner, Inc. "Integrating automated threshold and activity monitoring is an effective way to streamline audit functions, reduce risks and costs. Organizations should investigate solutions that can collect, monitor and analyze security events."
P2Sentinel Enterprise powered by SenSage assists in identifying security violations and providing long-term, forensic security analysis by correlating activities from Cerner solutions and other network, security, database, clinical and financial applications. Through the integrated solution, clients can automatically monitor and investigate security, accessing events enterprise-wide. P2Sentinel Enterprise complements a healthcare organization's efforts to assure authorized access of EPHI.
"We sought a solution that would facilitate our security and HIPAA initiatives, as well as support the full range of Cerner applications within our infrastructure," said Gary Latcher, chief patient privacy and information security officer at Spectrum Health -- a health services provider in west Michigan with seven hospitals and more than 140 service sites. "P2Sentinel Enterprise allowed us to best protect our technology investment, has significantly fortified our monitoring controls and audit processes, and provides a tool we can leverage across other systems and applications in our enterprise in the future."