FAMCare New Case Study Profiles
Public Sector | Government Human Services Software
Areas of Focus
FAMCare is built on GVT's core platform, the Visions Foundation and includes a variety of programs. The most important component is the Visions Server, a huge technological advantage tied to FAMCare.
We regularly review other emerging technologies that can be integrated to further improve the Visions Server. These improvements are subject to a rigorous evaluation and beta testing process prior to release. Included in each Visions Server/FAMCare implementation is the Visions Server toolkit - a powerful front end form designer and editor that allows users to set security for forms and reports.
Visions Server / Visions Foundation is the proprietary software that handles all the .NET calls within the applications and provides the framework for the application. The Visions Foundation was originally developed to track clinical trials data (Medical information), which meant integrated and tight security, as well as a tamper resistant data design. This technology was adapted to the current platform that resides on a web server.
The Visions Server utilizes a multidimensional security model that is extremely flexible. Users are assigned to groups that define functional duties, including levels of access for each form in the system. Users are also assigned to logical “organizations” that define access roles for individual cases. This is a hierarchical structure that the Visions Server automatically maintains to ensure users can only access cases they are allowed to.
In addition, GVT maintains both in house staff and external relationships to enable HIPAA compliance regarding security. The Visions Server automatically tracks all changes with full audit records for each form. The Visions Server automatically tracks all accesses to data as required by HIPAA guidelines. Finally, individual field level encryption, done at the platform level, ensures confidentiality of the most sensitive data, especially critical on forms, for example, that do AIDS tracking.
From a web security standpoint, the architecture uses https protocol (built into IIS) and also separation of the data servers from the web servers. This means all data access from browsers must go through the application platform, effectively disconnecting the data server directly from the Internet.