Leading U.S. Hospital Secures Electronic Healthcare Records and Ensures
Compliance with Splunk Software
Connecticut’s Middlesex Hospital Puts a Premium on Patient Privacy and IT
Innovation Using Machine Data Insights
SAN FRANCISCO -- February 24, 2014
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for
real-time operational intelligence, today announced that Middlesex Hospital,
recognized as a HIMSS Stage 6 hospital, Hospital & Healthcare Network’s Most
Wired and ranked one of the top 100 hospitals in the U.S., recently expanded
its use of Splunk® Enterprise to secure Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR)
and ensure regulatory compliance across its entire hospital IT network.
Critical applications on these systems service the main hospital, three
emergency departments and many off-site primary care and specialty services
locations. Middlesex originally selected Splunk software in 2013 to achieve
global visibility and maintain optimal uptime performance on its Windows-based
networked operating systems. Watch the Middlesex Hospital video to learn more
about Splunk software’s impact.
“Splunk software is a critical part of our compliance initiatives at Middlesex
Hospital in support of Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements for the Medicare
and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. It also helps the hospital save hundreds
of thousands of dollars by eliminating unnecessary applications and
technologies,” said Richard Schubach, director of IT, Middlesex Hospital.
“Splunk software immediately proved its value by helping us to transform IT
operations and accomplish our top priorities at the hospital – protecting our
patients’ privacy and ensuring regulatory compliance.”
Splunk software helps enable customers to ensure efficient adherence to the
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health
Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
Middlesex Hospital can also now review activity on the network and identify
suspicious behavior. Recently, leveraging Splunk software, the hospital was
able to swiftly conduct investigations to determine if there was inappropriate
access to electronic protected health information (ePHI). In IT operations,
Middlesex Hospital reports that Splunk software helped to turn resolution
times from hours or days to minutes or seconds – a critical turnaround given
the importance of these systems.
“Splunk is honored to be a growing part of Middlesex Hospital’s focus on
healthcare IT innovation,” said Tapan Bhatt, vice president of business
analytics, Splunk. “Middlesex Hospital is part of a rapidly growing list of
healthcare providers that mine machine data insights from Splunk for IT
operations, security, patient privacy, compliance and informatics. We look
forward to seeing what the hospital does next, especially as they explore
using Splunk software to gain real-time insights from data produced by
connected medical devices.”
Go to the Splunk website to learn more about how Splunk is transforming the
healthcare industry, and join Splunk at HIMSS14 in Orlando, Florida, on
February 23-27 to learn more about how the company is helping healthcare
organizations undergo major transformations by delivering valuable insights
through machine data. Randy Rosshirt, healthcare solutions expert at Splunk,
will speak at a HIMMS14 session titled “Mining Machine Data for Healthcare IT,
Security, Compliance and Informatics” on February 25 at 11:30 a.m. EST. The
Splunk booth at HIMSS14 Exhibition Hall is #833-10.
About Middlesex Hospital:
Located in Middletown, Connecticut, Middlesex Hospital is home to world-class
medical technology, Magnet nurses and some of Connecticut’s highest quality
and patient satisfaction ratings. Middlesex Hospital is ranked one of the100
Top Hospitals in the U.S.by Thomson Reuters and received the Hospital &
Healthcare Network’s Most Wired award in 2012 and 2013. The hospital has also
achieved Stage 6 recognition from HIMSS Analytics. For more information,
please visit http://middlesexhospital.org.
About Splunk Inc.
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the leading software platform for
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organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big
data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile
devices. More than 6,400 enterprises, government agencies, universities and
service providers in over 90 countries use Splunksoftware to deepen business
and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud,
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