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Minimizing Content Management to Maximize Productivity

Minimizing Content Management to Maximize Productivity

The business division of a major national Medical Association provides market, clinical, medical, and community information and research services to the healthcare and insurance industries, and also serves as a source for several health care and facilities-related trade publications and publication websites.  Over a long period of time, our client had either created or procured a number of applications and databases to maintain its data in several different formats.  As a result, content created for the publications/publication websites had to be processed at least twice – once for physical publication, and again for the publication websites, so keeping content in sync was a nearly impossible task.  In addition, the existing applications did not assist the organization in suggesting/upselling content for its own customers.  Supporting this environment was difficult for the business organization because the numerous technologies were not flexible or smart enough to work with and post the data efficiently, not to mention the strain on an already stretched internal IT organization.

Both the association’s staff and the IT organization were frustrated with the multiple databases and systems used which were very high maintenance in contrast to their very low performance.  After several failed attempts to buy or build a new solution or set of solutions, IT and the association’s internal staff recommended buying a vendor solution that could be configured by the vendor as needed by the client, instead of a solution that would require numerous customizations.  Additionally, the current set of applications was hosted internally, and the client wanted to obtain a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution in order to minimize its hosting and maintenance expenses and activities.

How We Solved It

Trillium used its Proprietary Vendor/ Software selection process to identify the best content management publishing solution and vendor to meet our client’s needs.  We reviewed both the client’s existing IT infrastructure and systems to identify their go-forward business and technical requirements.  After the selection process, we assisted the client in selecting a SaaS-based system that consolidated its storage and access, providing faster content creation and posting/publishing with a unified customer view.

Results

  • Client had a single application to be used for all data and content publication
  • Client had the ability to consolidate online and print publication processes into a single process.
  • Replaced multiple older, high-maintenance systems with a single high-performance, cost-effective and integrated SaaS solution

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Security Certification for an Insurance Payment Integrity Firm

Security Certification for an Insurance Payment Integrity Firm

Trillium’s client is an insurance payment integrity consulting firm.  Due to the client’s expanding customer base and concerns with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) data concerns, specifically related to protected health information (PHI,) the client wanted to obtain expanded security credentials with the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST.)       

To obtain the HITRUST certification, the client needed to complete numerous activities in a specific time frame related to the Common Security Framework (CSF) created for organizations that create, share, store or access sensitive or regulated health data.  The client had numerous specific requirements that needed to be satisfied within a collapsed time frame.  As the deadline for completion approached, the client determined they needed assistance driving resolution of these action items. 

How We Solved It

Trillium to brought rigor and organization to the issue remediation process.  These requirements were related to physical and cyber security, CSF policies and procedures, and documentary evidence that HITRUST requirements were being met by the client.  We reviewed the open items to determine the level of expertise needed to remediate them.  To that end, we brought in Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to drive the remediation of the items, while also assisting on activities where multiple actions were required.  Trillium ensured that the issues were resolved on time so that the onsite inspection by HITRUST could be scheduled for final approval.

Results

  • Client’s technical and physical security was enhanced by meeting HITRUST requirements
  • All open issues were resolved on time by creating CSF policies and procedures, documenting PHI security, and providing documentary evidence
  • Client was able to schedule the final site visit to obtain HITRUST certification so they can attract future clients for their services

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Improving HIPAA Security in a Rapidly Expanding Space

Improving HIPAA Security in a Rapidly Expanding Space

Trillium’s client is an insurance payment integrity consulting firm with a rapidly expanding client base, creating an increased risk profile for data under its control. That growth, along with customer concerns about data security, caused the client to seek outside assistance in reviewing and auditing its physical and cyber security.  Several factors contributed to the client’s concerns about security, including: a lack of security tooling or data; a soft security roadmap requiring review and remediation; existing improvements to security and analytics were neither aligned nor prioritized within the technology landscape; inconsistent HIPAA documentation; and, concerns about business continuity.

How We Solved It

Trillium reviewed and assessed the current state of the client’s security processes and technology, and drafted a risk reduction plan.  Aspects of the project included: executing a HIPAA assessment security framework; creating a security risk assessment worksheet; creating a document laying out the highest priority tasks and a security roadmap; and, benchmarking risks compared to industry averages.

Results

  • Documented remediation has the potential to substantially reduce the client’s security risks
  • Client has a path forward for consistent HIPAA documentation
  • Customers and potential customers will have greater confidence in the client’s data security and privacy

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Aligning Disaster Recovery Solutions for a Hospital Group

Aligning Disaster Recovery Solutions for a Hospital Group

Trillium’s client is a hospital group that needed assistance with the requirements and selection of a Disaster Recovery (DR) solution.  Because of significant factors relating to medical records, privacy, and security, as well as being cognizant of cost, the client wanted to ensure that they were making the correct choice DR solution.   
   
The client began its search for a DR solution by contacting vendors, and was being presented with numerous disparate and very costly solutions without first understanding the requirements.  In addition, they did not understand business risk factors to make a good choice for a DR path forward.  Other factors that need to be considered were unique emergency medical system requirements, gaps in HIPAA requirements, and technology sprawl due to uncontrolled growth.  The client needed a structured approach to its system selection.

How We Solved It

Trillium brought rigor and organization to the DR selection process.  We used our structured system selection approach to provide clarity and alignment to the selection process.  The process included documenting the client’s current technology to align understanding within the organization; documenting business, technology, security, and product requirements including medical and HIPAA security challenges; and analyzing and scoring potential solutions to determine the best DR approach.

Results

  • A tiered solution was selected, resulting in a cost reduction of 42%
  • Technology sprawl was remediated with a 30% reduction in servers and a 25% reduction in licensing
  • Remediation of critical technology skill gaps in the organization resulted from the DR engagement

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