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A stable and well engineered platform with improved security and enhanced usability features resulted in swift growth in client’s market share

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A Secured HIPAA Compliant Web Based Portal

  1. 1. Calibri, 20, Bold Web Application Development A Secured HIPAA Compliant Web Based Portal A stable and well engineered platform with improved security and enhanced usability features resulted in swift growth in client’s market share Situation Harbinger Solution  A start up ISV in Healthcare domain had developed a platform where patients and doctors could connect and collaborate for improved patient well-being  The platform was hosting sensitive demographics and patient related data and thus platform’s compliance with HIPAA guidelines was high priority.  Harbinger systems analyzed the platform and carried out the following changes for HIPAA compliance:  Improved event logging by writing user action in external file, resulting in quick troubleshooting of production issues  Implemented a strong password policy using CAPTCHA mechanism and validating last 6 passwords along with encryption of password information in logs, to protect the system from malicious password break attacks  Restricted maximum login attempts using CAPTCHA mechanism to prevent server from being flooded with requests  Restricted one invite code to be used by one user only to allow authenticated users to sign up and avoid misuse of the system  Designed and implemented a dedicated landing page for reporting the issues. This helped simplify production support process and saved manual efforts.  Enhanced admin dashboard to display invite status, and implemented sub features like send reminders and auto reminders  Added field level validations at client and server side Challenges  The Platform needed to comply with the following HIPAA standards- Audit control, access control and standards for security awareness and training  Reporting and handling of end user issues were being done manually  Enable admin/doctor to monitor and track user invites and activities  Web application lacked field level validations Tools & Technologies Benefits  Increased user confidence with HIPAA certification, lead to growth in client user base  Futuristic, best-in-class solution that could easily scale with growing market needs  Improved turnaround time for production issues resulted in enhanced user satisfaction  Dashboard display for notifications lead to improved user experience  Introduction of field level validations improved usability of the application  Mongo DB 2.x  Python 2.7.5 www.harbinger-systems.com © Harbinger Systems rfi@harbingergroup.com

A stable and well engineered platform with improved security and enhanced usability features resulted in swift growth in client’s market share

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