In Healthcare, Everything is Personal…Be Sure to Keep It That Way
The healthcare industry as a whole is steadily moving towards electronic medical records. Greater quantities of sensitive information are now accessible in a networked environment. With the convenience of electronic forms comes the responsibility to ensure that such data is properly protected. Metaflows Security System secures patients’ electronic documents and keeps electronic Patient Healthcare Information (ePHI) in compliance with HIPAA standards.
IT professionals in the healthcare industry are turning to the MetaFlows Network Security Monitoring System to:
Balance accessibility with protection of patient data. Healthcare is an industry where, in many situations, the timely availability and accuracy of information can literally mean the difference between life and death. As such, the sensitivity of computing functions being conducted on healthcare networks often exceeds that associated with the networks of typical commercial organizations.
Demonstrate and maintain regulatory compliance. The healthcare industry is subject to regulation on how it operates various computer-based components and safeguards the privacy and integrity of patient information. Some of these regulations are the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations (21CFR Part 11), and FDA Section 510(k) of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. All of these regulations implement a comprehensive set of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to protect networks and systems and the information that is transported and stored.
Maintain a secure environment in the face of staffing challenges. The need for secure, collaborative computing in the healthcare industry is increasing as hospitals and care facilities have to accommodate access to information from home as well as support the ability to work with remote, affiliate medical organizations. IT departments need tools to effectively manage and secure this increasingly complex environment.