The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has a number of security ramifications for US businesses within the health care industry. HIPAA whilst allowing for the communication of relevant patient health information through proper channels for billing or healthcare it limits the disclosure of sensitive Protected Health Information (PHI). DataDivider has partnered with Liaison Technologies and augments their services by securing the end point devises within healthcare businesses. With the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and the associated guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), federal regulations address data breaches for the first time, specifically breaches involving unencrypted Protected Health Information (PHI). These requirements reinforce the patient privacy requirements in HIPAA and to encourage use of electronic patient records.
With new clarity around the protection of PHI, there is an unprecedented focus on encryption of such data to provide a safe harbor that protects organizations from the costs and hassles associated with data breach notifications. Liaison’s data security solutions help healthcare organizations achieve safe harbor. Through integrated encryption, tokenization and key management capabilities, Liaison protects PHI in databases, applications and systems. DataDivider protects the capture and maintenance of PHI on end devices. Jointly our secure file transfer solution ensures secure exchange of PHI among health care providers, their business partners and patients, as well as encryption and extensive tracking and auditing capabilities.