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DENVER, CO, December 8, 2008 - Accuvant, a secure unified mobility solutions provider, and Atria Senior Living, a family of companies that provides care and services that directly or indirectly serve the elderly, today announced that Accuvant is providing secure mobility solutions for HIPAA-compliant pharmaceutical management at Atria Senior Living facilities across the U.S.. The solution enables staff to manage medications for residents in a secure and efficient manner. The project encompasses 127 Atria senior housing communities (including assisted living facilities) across the US. Each location will be served by approximately twenty access points, and Pelco video surveillance is being installed in tandem for more accurate physical security at each location.
"We needed a mobility solution that satisfied HIPAA security requirements, one that could be scaled to support a nationwide deployment and was manageable from a central location," said Tony Fleming, Atria Senior Living's Director of Network Services and Support. "We don't have full time IT staff at every facility, so from our Louisville, KY data center we wanted to configure, diagnose, update, and monitor every location. Ease of management was a major factor in our selection of Accuvant, and the nationwide system is centrally managed. Accuvant provides us with a secure way to manage every location as if we were on-site, freeing our staff to focus on enhancing the residents' experience."
The wireless LAN and video surveillance system that Accuvant deployed provides network reliably and securely delivers medication information to Atria Senior Living staff members, who can quickly verify and record medication regimes, dosages, and deliveries. Through the use of adaptive wireless LAN technology and identity-based security, Accuvant securely and reliably brings the enterprise network to staff members wherever they are located. The network automatically adapts to the changing local environment, ensuring reliable operation in different building designs, the presence of RF-based medical devices, and nearby Wi-Fi networks.
"Accuvant offers a compelling solution for this market because we combine a secure mobile architecture with differentiated access for wireless users and 24 x 7 monitoring of the RF network," said Matt Bossom, Accuvant's Director of Wireless Solutions. "Atria Senior Living is leveraging all of these features, and doing so on a large scale. Healthcare and nursing facilities worldwide turn to Accuvant for secure data, voice, video, and biomedical wireless networks, and we're delighted to welcome Atria Senior Living as a valued member of our fast-growing customer community."
Accuvant is the nation's premier information security and compliance management consulting firm. Accuvant security advisors use industry expertise and proven methodologies to help large enterprises assess their environments, improve their compliance postures, and secure their infrastructures. Headquartered in Denver, Accuvant has 21 offices across the United States. For more information on Accuvant, please visit www.accuvant.com
About Atria Senior Living Group
Currently among the top five providers of retirement and assisted living services in the U.S., Atria Senior Living Group owns or operates more than 125 communities in 27 states. Atria has been a leader in the senior living industry for more than 10 years and currently provides residential services for more than 14,000 seniors nationwide. For more information, please visit www.atriaseniorliving.com.