|| ||"Erin \(Flanigan\) O'Keeffe" <eflanigan-AT-horngroup.com>|
|| ||Novell and Catholic Healthcare West|
|| ||Tue, 21 Feb 2006 14:50:07 -0800|
Novell Helps Catholic Healthcare West Strengthen Security and Compliance
Initiatives, Reduce Costs
Novell Identity Manager and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server fortify
security and regulatory compliance infrastructure
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Feb. 21, 2006 -- Novell today announced that Catholic
Healthcare West, a 9,500-bed hospital system, has implemented a
Novell(R) solution to increase security and strengthen its compliance
initiatives. The organization centralized identity management with
Novell Identity Manager 3 to ensure only authorized users have access to
patient data in accordance with HIPAA regulations, reducing
administration time by 70 percent. The hospital system also anticipates
saving $1.5 million by deploying Novell's SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise
Server for a more flexible, open environment.
"We operate in a highly regulated environment where the requirements are
always changing," said Eric Leader, chief technology architect at
Catholic Healthcare West. "We simply had to consolidate identity
management or we would see a huge increase in time spent managing
regulatory issues. The identity and access management solution provided
by Novell helps us stay ahead of the curve."
With Novell, identity information is managed centrally across
applications running on multiple platforms including Windows*, multiple
versions of UNIX* and Linux*. Catholic Healthcare West IT staff can now
conduct timely audits to track who is accessing information and when --
an important component to complying with HIPAA regulations.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server has improved performance for several
mission-critical systems, while reducing hardware costs and server
administration time by a significant 25 percent. A solid disaster
recovery strategy is also an integral part of HIPAA compliance. With a
Linux and open source strategy, Catholic Healthcare West is implementing
redundant systems faster and at a lower cost than with propriety
Susan Heystee, president of Novell Americas, said, "In healthcare,
disparate applications can easily number into the hundreds, and an
integrated approach to security and identity management is crucial.
Ultimately, an enterprise-wide strategy that supports a staged
implementation to identity management will help leverage and secure
existing applications and enterprise resources."
Erin (Flanigan) O'Keeffe
Horn Group, Inc.
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