A U.S. Government Healthcare agency working in the area of Public Health Services faced a unique challenge of securing their Enterprise-wide information security system against sophisticated security threats even while providing access to various departments. The challenge in short was to safeguard information while ensuring confidentiality and integrity.
The above objective was challenging due to the sheer diversity of systems, with 167 separate IT systems and applications (including health facility licensing, case management, account receivable system, laboratory management system) and most of these systems required redesign and replacement and all the systems having to adhere to strict regulations like HIPPA, IRS Publication 1075 (security), Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) security and guidelines.
We addressed the above challenge by building a system that integrated Technologies/Applications with Oracle ESB, by implemented Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) we ensured data was transferred seamlessly between different Technologies/Applications, we also built support for protocol conversions like SOAP, FTP etc. Functionally, the new system supported rollback of committed services, rule based, process-driven and atomic transactions, Encryption, Decryption and Digital Signature. We also ensured, the above system was designed and implemented by adhering to Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) principles.
The end result was a new system that provided citizens with easy access to services and their data. This project ensured an easy-to-use IT infrastructure that was provided through Oracle ESB resulting in improved executive and employee satisfaction levels while enhancing citizens’ data protection.
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