SOURCE: Accellion

Accellion

September 23, 2016 09:00 ET

Accellion Helps Healthcare Organizations Protect PHI

Secure External Collaboration With Doctors, Specialists and Facilities Also Improves Patient Care

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2016) -  Accellion, Inc., the leading provider in external content collaboration, today announced continued performance in the healthcare industry, enabled by the unique security and collaboration capabilities of its industry leading kiteworks platform.

The need for secure collaboration has never been greater. Nearly 90% of healthcare organizations (HCOs) have suffered a data breach in the last two years, according to a survey by the Ponemon Institute. Legacy systems, strained budgets, undertrained employees, and sophisticated malware and ransomware are all contributing factors. Because protected health information (PHI) can contain social security numbers, prescription histories, employer details and family information, its value on the black market can exceed the value of a stolen credit card by as much as 50 times.

With medical devices capturing and transmitting increasing amounts of health data, HCOs need to be able to securely store and share PHI to ensure patient privacy and improve patient care. As a result, a number of healthcare companies have turned to Accellion to ensure their patient data stays private but also to enhance the way doctors, specialists and administrators access and collaborate on patient data.

"We needed a way for staff to easily share important documents, but with watertight security," commented David Hayes, IT Operations Manager for South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. "We have senior executives who now do 95 percent of their work on an iPad, and Accellion ensures this is done in a safe and secure way. In fact, with Accellion, we've empowered users to work in different ways, in a manner that makes them more productive, and it's allowing us to shift how we deliver services -- all for the better."

Accellion is singularly qualified to protect HCOs and their patients' PHI. With kiteworks, HCOs avoid risky content migrations and workflow disruptions because patient records stay in their legacy content systems, lessening the risk of data loss. Key security capabilities of the kiteworks content collaboration platform include:

  • Antivirus and DLP scanning
  • Restricted folders and leakproof editing
  • File and folder expiration
  • Encryption keys ownership
  • LDAP/AD, SSO integration
  • Remote wipe
  • IP restriction
  • Offline PIN
  • App whitelisting

Accellion's healthcare customers include: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC); Phoenix Children's Hospital; Horizon Health Network; University Hospitals of Leicester; University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Authority; Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center; Trinity Health; Partners HealthCare System; NSW Health Support Services; Center for AIDS Research Education and Services; and many more.

Accellion will be demonstrating kiteworks at the Healthcare Security Summit, presented by ISC2, on September 27th in Boston, MA. During the conference, Ajay Nigam, Senior Vice President for Products at Accellion, will lead a discussion entitled: "Enable Secure Collaboration while Meeting Data Privacy and HIPAA Requirements."

For more information about how kiteworks helps secure PHI, please visit: http://www.accellion.com/healthcare.

About Accellion

Accellion, Inc. enables enterprise organizations to collaborate on content with external partners securely via private cloud. Enterprises can leave existing content where it lives today, and extend it outside the firewall without having to migrate content or disrupt their business workflows. Accellion's solutions are used by more than 15 million users and 2,500 of the world's leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; KPMG; Kaiser Permanente; Latham & Watkins; National Park Service; Pacific Life Insurance; Cargill; and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). For more information please visit www.accellion.com or call (650) 485-4300. Follow Accellion's Blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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