Healthcare organizations operate in a highly regulated industry due to the sensitive nature of the records they maintain. Protected Health Information (PHI) must be handled in a controlled and secure manner, ensuring compliance against HIPAA regulations.
Clearly defined policies exist to ensure that administrative, physical and technical security measures are deployed to enforce the confidentiality and restricted access of protected health information. For example, healthcare organizations are required to identify the personnel who have access to EPHI files and restrict access only to those employees. In addition, access to confidential data must be authorized and so any person who has access to such data must authenticate to the system prior to access.
With the need for inter-agency collaboration it may be necessary to share confidential records with third parties. In all such cases it is essential that there is a trusted relationship between all parties and that records are shared only with the trusted organization and through a secure encrypted method of communication. With so many security considerations, the risk of failing to comply with regulations, and the implications of data loss or misuse, it is no surprise that IT systems in the healthcare market have become complex and disjointed.
But remaining in control of PHI content does not have to be taxing. Celestix offers healthcare providers a comprehensive and tightly integrated suite of network security and access solutions that deliver best-in-class protection for your network assets and diverse stakeholders.
Celestix range of solutions for healthcare includes the WSA appliance running Microsoft Unified Access Gateway 2010 (UAG). WSA is highly referencable in the healthcare sector and is used by both private and public health organizations globally to provide secure access to confidential data.