Healthscope Selects Unisys Security Information and Event Management System to Protect Critical Systems for Patient Care

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 News on IT in Healthcare
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Unisys security solutions package and Security Operations Center to help minimize disruptions to hospital operations and clinicians' care of patients

SYDNEY and BLUE BELL, Pa., March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE:

UIS) today announced that Australia and New Zealand healthcare provider Healthscope – a new client for Unisys – has awarded the company a three-year contract to provide a package of Unisys security solutions, including a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system and associated services, to protect critical IT systems used to deliver quality healthcare to patients.

Under the engagement, signed in the second quarter of 2018, the SIEM solution, which will include technology from Unisys partner LogRhythm, a leader in security intelligence and analytics, will enable Healthscope to secure its IT environment by quickly and efficiently detecting and neutralizing advanced cyber threats before they can disrupt operations and the delivery of healthcare services. A Unisys Security Operations Center will manage the SIEM system and provide 24/7 detection and response services to Healthscope. 

Healthscope is a leading private healthcare provider with 43 hospitals in Australia and market-leading international pathology operations in New Zealand. The company's more than 18,000 employees provide always-on services in an environment where safety and quality are paramount.

"Protecting patient information and critical medical systems is a top priority for Healthscope," said Lachlan McGill, information security manager at Healthscope. "Preventing attacks is just one piece of the puzzle. Timely detection and response is critical to minimizing the impact on business operations and, most importantly, patient care."

Healthscope is planning a further rollout to New Zealand this year.    

Rick Mayhew, vice president and general manager, Unisys Asia Pacific, said: "It's really all about minimizing the impact and disruption to the organization, enabling clinicians to focus on the patients' health and recovery, not worrying about technology or security. Our collective knowledge of healthcare operations as well as legal and compliance requirements, will enable Healthscope to accelerate their objective to provide a secure, care-focused experience for its patients."

Unisys security solutions combine experienced consulting, advanced products and managed services for the entire security lifecycle from prediction and prevention to detection and remediation of risks and advanced threats. For more information on Unisys security solutions, click here.

Unisys leverages deep domain expertise across vertical markets, including life sciences and healthcare. Recently, Unisys also announced that its award-winning Stealth™ security software suite featured upgrades to extend protection to purpose-built Internet of Things (IoT) devices and other connected equipment, including medical devices like health monitors and IV pumps. Unisys supports more than 1.5 million life science incidents and service requests per year through its global service desk offerings.

For more information about how Unisys can help you manage your life sciences and healthcare needs across the globe, please click here.

About Unisys Unisys is a global information technology company that builds high-performance, security-centric solutions for the most digitally demanding businesses and governments on Earth. Unisys offerings include security software and services; digital transformation and workplace services; industry applications and services; and innovative software operating environments for high-intensity enterprise computing. For more information on how Unisys builds better outcomes securely for its clients across the Government, Financial Services and Commercial markets, visit www.unisys.com.

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