HIPAA-Compliant File Transfer

Assure fully compliant internal and external transfers of files containing PHI.

PHI is Valuable to Cybercriminals

Protected Health Information (PHI) is extremely valuable because it is not as easily changed as credit card numbers and provides more data that can be used in identify theft.

HIPAA Fines for Exposure of Health Data Are Significant

HIPAA violations for a exposing protected health data on the public internet have easily ranged into the tens of millions of dollars and often result in major impact to IT careers.

EFSS and FTP May Not

Be Secure Enough

PHI data transfers should not be trusted to distributed FTP servers, consumer-grade EFSS or email. User-based sharing should be governed to trusted transfer systems.

HIPAA Security Rule

The US Dept of Health and Human Services establishes national standards to protect electronic personal health information including the Security Rule. The HIPAA Security Rule requires an appropriate level of administrative, technical and physical safeguards to ensure the accuracy, confidentiality and security of PHI. This includes the Access Control standard that users have the minimal access necessary to execute their job function.

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Internal Security Threats 

According to a recent Clearswift Insider Threat Index (CITI) report, 72% of polled security professionals did not think that their organization took internal threats seriously enough. Yet failure to enact appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards can result in significant fines under HIPAA. The biggest cited reasons for potential loss of PHI were removable storage devices, the use of non-authorized applications for data transfer and users not following appropriate security protocols.

74%
of security breaches originate from within the extended global enterprise.

How Managed File Transfer Assures HIPAA Compliance

 

Managed File Transfer provides a central point of control for enterprise-wide data sharing.

 

Secure Collaboration is easily enabled for users with PHI data sharing access and job functions.

 

All data is encrypted both in motion and at rest and secured by multiple layers of protection.

 

Centralized log of all transfer activities include record of administrative access and security controls.

Did You Know?

MOVEit's Managed File Transfer features drag-and-drop workflow creation that can streamline onboarding for new business partners. This provides additional support for ACA mandates such as the sharing of records with patients primary care institutions to assure the best level of care at the most affordable rates. Using MOVEit Automation, typical onboarding times are measured in hours and minutes versus days typical of scripting approaches.

HIPAA Compliance & MFT: Do You Have A Safety Net?

Security breaches are occurring at an alarming rate as cybercriminals continue to successfully infiltrate the IT infrastructures of organizations across many industries. As more and more sensitive information is stolen, compliance with HIPAA regulations is coming under greater scrutiny. All organizations that create, receive, maintain, or transmit protected information need to explore the necessary HIPAA compliance requirements.

Podcast: How To Prepare For A HIPAA Audit

Nobody likes to be audited. It’s invasive and unpleasant, but being prepared for it can make the process much easier. How would you like to walk into a HIPAA audit? You can go in worrying whether the security measures in place are adequate to protect your ePHI (electronic protected health information). Or you can be proactive and know that you've done what is necessary to protect the information for which you are responsible. 

Ebook: Healthcare IT's Guide to Information Security and Compliance

It’s not a head scratcher as to why healthcare organizations are targeted. Healthcare IT networks are notoriously difficult to lock down and a hacker can make 100 times as much money off of a stolen medical record than a simple credit card. This eBook will help you gain a better understanding of what your executives and auditors expect from you, and ways you can better protect and prepare yourself from external threats including regulatory compliance standards and requirements and how to be ready with a security response team.

Whitepaper: 7 Ways Not to Fail Your HIPAA Audit

This eGuide offers a set of best practices to assure that external data exchanges are done securely and in compliance with HIPAA's 7 main security requirements: Compliance, Communications Security, Information Security Policies, Access Control, Cryptography, Physical & Environmental Security and Business Continuity Security

Terms to know

  • HIPAA: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Actis United States legislation mandating data privacy and security provisions for medical information.
  • HITRUST:  A private organization that works with the healthcare industry to define a Common Security Framework (CSF) to assure data security of healthcare information.

 

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