ecfirst’s CEO Unveils New HIPAA and HITECH Compliance Checklist

Joint Webinar Focused on Achieving Patient Confidentiality While Abiding by Latest Healthcare IT Security Regulations

LEXINGTON, Mass. — February 3, 2011—Healthcare organizations have recently been forced to reexamine HIPAA and HITECH mandates as a result of the growing risk of data breaches, increased audits and the enforcement of higher penalties for non-compliant companies. In an effort to achieve patient confidentiality, today’s hospitals and healthcare organizations must identify and establish a security framework that ensures complete protection of each patient’s most private medical information, most frequently housed within electronic medical records (EMR).

Imprivata, the #1 independent technology authentication and access management provider for healthcare and other regulated industries, hosted a webinar on February 3, 2011 examining how to apply ISO 27000, NIST & PCI DSS v2 to address HIPAA & HITECH mandates.

Compliance and cyber security expert, Ali Pabrai, CEO of ecfirst, a company that specializes in delivering IT services to the healthcare, government and financial industries, walks participants through the checklist on how companies should correctly address HIPAA and HITECH mandates while leveraging international standards. He also covers:

  • The ISO 27000 global information security standard and its application to compliance mandates in the area of HITECH meaningful use risk analysis and breach management.
  • The NIST standards to address contingency planning and state requirements for personal data.
  • How to leverage PCI DSS v2 to address requirements for identity management and audit control.
  • A checklist to establish the foundation for a comprehensive information security program.

Part two of the webinar features Michael Bilancieri, Director of Product Management at Imprivata. During this section, participants learn how to investigate patient health information breaches, such as snooping, identity theft and general inappropriate access of medical records, with automated pattern recognition, based on research from 100+ patient privacy scenarios.

Webinar Presenters: Ali Pabrai, CEO, ecfirst & Michael Bilancieri, Director of Product Management, Imprivata

About ecfirst
ecfirst delivers world-class Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) solutions with expertise in HITECH, HIPAA mandates and global standards such as ISO 27000 and PCI DSS.

With over 1,600+ clients, ecfirst was recognized as an Inc. 500 business -- America's Top 500 Fastest Growing Privately Held Business in 2004 -- our first year of eligibility. ecfirst assists organizations with their compliance initiatives for a secure information infrastructure that is compliant with regulations such as HITECH, HIPAA, ISO 27000, or federal and state legislations (such as California or Massachusetts).

ecfirst serves a Who's Who client list that includes technology firms, numerous hospitals, state and county governments, and hundreds of businesses across the United States and abroad. A partial list of clients includes Microsoft, Symantec, HP, McKesson, EMC, IBM, Principal Financial, U.S. Army, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs and many others.

Talk to ecfirst and you will find an organization that is passionate about the services we deliver and exceptionally devoted to its clients.

About Imprivata
With more than one million healthcare users, Imprivata is the #1 independent provider of authentication and access management solutions for healthcare, transforming the way hospitals are transitioning from paper to digital. Focused on simplifying and securing access to electronic patient health information, Imprivata is enabling hospitals to create a secure environment that both streamlines clinical workflow and protects patient privacy. The Company’s signature OneSign® technology integrates within the daily clinical workflow, giving clinicians quick and convenient access to the critical patient information they need to deliver the highest level of quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter at @Imprivata.

Imprivata is a registered trademark of Imprivata, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All Imprivata products are trademarks of Imprivata, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All other product or company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.