ChangeGear provides healthcare organizations with the tools they need to discover, document, and manage critical IT assets, establish IT controls best practices like ITIL, MOF, and CoBit, and implement automation for managing IT changes that ensures a secure, available EMR solution across the continuum of care.
Secure EMR Systems – ChangeGear helps you meet the key EMR security provisions to adhere to HIPAA security and reliability standards. With automated approvals and notifications, historical audit-trails, and real-time views of change activities, ChangeGear gives you a way to track, manage, and control changes to your IT infrastructure.
Infrastructure Visibility – ChangeGear provides unparalleled visibility into your assets and resources by enabling IT organizations to automatically discover applications, virtual servers, and other network devices. ChangeGear will also map all dependencies and relationships of the network devices, services, etc. With comprehensive knowledge of the assets you possess, you can easily manage departmental systems brought into the infrastructure and you can consolidate, optimize, and reallocate resources - helping maximize the technology investment.
Operational Efficiency – ChangeGear provides a number of key benefits that can result in operational efficiency. With ChangeGear you can automate tasks and notifications, leverage staff resources, and optimize your current IT infrastructure. By having a software solution like ChangeGear that focuses on operational efficiency, your IT organization can work smarter - increasing productivity, reducing costs, and streamlining your IT processes.
Security and Control – ChangeGear enables organizations to apply security policies and procedures consistently across the entire IT environment. This allows organizations to be better able to preserve the integrity of information by limiting errors and reducing the risk of fraud. ChangeGear can also help institute a formal risk management framework that puts some thoroughness around how IT measures, accepts, and manages risk, as well as reporting on what IT is managing in terms of risk.
Automate Change Processes – ChangeGear simplifies how you manage your IT processes. Using the built-in policy automation tool, you can automate routine tasks, such as infrastructure monitoring, and provide automated responses for known conditions. Basic automation of routine tasks can simplify change management significantly by reducing staff time spent on everyday functions and by increasing the scale of operations that can be achieved by a staff member.
EMR & HIPAA
Implementing an EMR system adds complexity to the management of critical systems because it touches every part of the IT environment. With EMR, every medical record must be secured against unauthorized access, yet the information must also be made easily available to healthcare staff and patients. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that was enacted to improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery by establishing guidelines for standardizing electronic patient data interchange and securing EMR confidentiality.
ChangeGear helps you put the IT controls and measures in place to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic patient data is maintained. With ChangeGear, you can establish, secure, document, and manage your entire change control and configuration management processes. This includes the adding, modifying, replacing, or removing critical asset hardware or software from your environment. Also, you can implement ChangeGear’s supporting Configuration Management Database (CMDB) to identify, control and document all entity or vendor-related changes to hardware and software components of assets pursuant to the change control process.
To ensure that your IT infrastructure is secure, ChangeGear provides role-based security features, workflow and business process automation, automated approvals and notifications, historical audit-trails, configuration auditing, and real-time reporting of change activities.
Learn more by downloading the Healthcare Solution Brief.
FISMA, FIPS 200, NIST SP 800-53 – For Government Entities
The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) and the associated NIST standards are driving all federal agencies to adopt a security risk management approach. This approach requires accurate reporting of inventory and security controls as well as the ability to effectively control configuration change.
ChangeGear helps you meet the key provisions of today’s federal regulations and standards such as, FISMA, FIPS 200 and NIST SP 800-53. With automated approvals and notifications, historical audit-trails and real-time views of change activities, ChangeGear gives you a way to track, manage, and document IT infrastructure and configuration changes.
Meet NIST Requirements to Automate Configuration Change Control
- Automate configuration change control process to include approval by Change Control Board
- Support emergency change request workflows
- Systematically document proposed changes (proposal, justification, implementation, test/evaluation, review, disposition) and provide audit-trail of configuration changes
- Report on approvals that are not received in a timely manner
- Support impact analysis of IT system and configuration changes
Meet NIST Requirements to Automate Information Systems Component Inventory
- Develop, document, and maintain a current inventory of IT system components
- Maintain an audit-trail of component changes