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API Offers Security Solution That Aids in HIPAA Compliance

HARTFORD, WI - Automating Peripherals Inc announced that the company's SecurALL(R) product helps healthcare organizations comply with security standards mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). SecurALL is an enterprise-wide access-control system that helps healthcare organizations regulate and monitor facility access throughout an organization in real time.

"People want to know they are safe, and want to know that their private medical information is only accessed by authorized professionals. Security concerns are especially high in a healthcare setting, with organizations responsible for keeping both patients and employees physically protected, as well as protecting medical supplies and information," said Bryan Dickerson, API's vice president of systems and development.

SecurALL, can simply access procedures. Authorized employees can enter secure areas such as the pharmacy, maternity ward, parking garage, and information technology departments that store confidential medical information with a single swipe of a hospital identification card at the badge reader.

Organizations can also chose to employ API's biometric technologies into the SecurALL system, and utilize fingerprint identification instead of, or in addition to, badge identification. Organizations have the option to add PIN-protected functionality that provides an added measure of security where needed, such as for accessing supplies or pharmaceutical cabinets. SecurALL also makes it easier to accommodate non-employees, such as agency workers and visiting physicians.

With SecurALL's reporting tools, organizations can obtain detailed information and track employees' access to, or attempt to access, secure areas. Security reviews for internal audits as well as JCAHO and HIPAA regulations.

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