Healthcare Data Security Challenge

The adoption of collaboration portals for storing patient information within the healthcare field is growing as the healthcare industry embraces collaboration in order to reduce costs and increase quality of medical care. The challenge is that payers and providers must comply with patient privacy requirements such as those found in the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Acts. Many businesses in the healthcare industry have taken steps to secure patient information in core applications, but they do not have the same visibility and control of unstructured patient information across collaboration environments such as file shares, SharePoint, and similar technologies. This gap in privacy protections must be quickly understood and addressed, especially as additional privacy regulations like GDPR take effect.

The Covata Solution

Covata data security solutions help businesses in the healthcare industry locate patient information and secure it from unauthorised access. Transparent and automated controls including data discovery, encryption, and permissions management provide businesses with the protections they need without impacting user productivity.

Features and Advantages

  • Locate and identify patient information using pre-configured or customized rules
  • Transparent data encryption and automated key management
  • Role- and Attribute-Based Access Controls to enforce access policies, including the ability to control privileged user access to secured patient information
  • Real-time logging of all permitted and denied data access requests

Resources & Products

Patient Privacy Whitepaper

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