Healthcare and Life Sciences
Argosy has been fortunate to be awarded key contracts in both Electronic Health Records and Exchange development as well as HIPAA Security regulatory enforcement that mirror the structure and expertise of the e-Business and Information Assurance consulting practices.
HIPAA Security Enforcement
In 2004, Argosy was awarded the HIPAA Security Complaint Investigation business process outsourcing (BPO) contract from DHHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Argosy performed business process engineering for the management of reported HIPAA Security regulatory violations, developed a case tracking management system, and provided the legal and security technology expertise to investigate and remediate each case. During the period from 2005 through 2006, Argosy’s BPO staff investigated and resolved over 300 cases across the entire USA healthcare system. Argosy has repurposed and applied this knowledgebase and experience to serving healthcare Providers, Payors and Exchanges through our Health eGuard branded suite of services and technology.
The HITECH part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 provides funding to accelerate the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) into the USA healthcare industry. Argosy has responded to the unique demands and requirements that this initiative places on the healthcare industry in several ways.
- Health eGuard – Full Life Cycle cybersecurity risk management solution for healthcare Providers
- Web2.0 Biomedical Information Visualization – a new research and development project funded by NASA
Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN)
As a leading contractor to IBM’s healthcare team, Argosy provided key cybersecurity, e-Business design and business analyst staff to IBM’s DHHS Office of the National Coordinator funded NHIN Prototype (Phase 1) in 2006 through 2007. Argosy’s staff provided the following expertise; Security Architect, Network Architect, Sr. J2EE Java Developers (3), and Healthcare Business Analysts (2). Argosy’s staff assisted in the evaluation, selection and definition of the standards to be used to interface multiple Electronic Medical/Health Records (EM/HR) commercial healthcare systems in North Carolina and New York states. Argosy’s staff responsibilities included; 1) Federated Security Architecture Design, Development and Implementation, 2) Master Patient Index and Patient Consent/Permissions (Opt In/Out) modules design, development and implementation, 3) Enterprise-wide data modeling, data repository/warehouse and data mining for healthcare service delivery, EHRs, public health and clinical research support, and 4) Operational and technical support.