Data Protection for Healthcare Organizations

As the Demand for Patient Data Grows, So Does the Need for Data Security

To deliver higher-quality care, healthcare organizations must meet the accelerated demand for data. At the same time, they must comply with regulatory requirements with regard to Protected Health Information (PHI).

Secure PHI with Digital Guardian

Many of the world's most innovative healthcare organizations rely on Digital Guardian to help secure PHI while permitting authorized data sharing among healthcare providers and their patients. Ours is the most accurate data protection platform trusted on millions of endpoints to secure data against insider and outsider threats.

Now more than ever, healthcare organizations must have a data protection strategy in place to:

  • Analyze and Control
  • Educate
  • Assess
  • Analyze and Control Risks to Regulated PHI

    Healthcare organizations create and store growing volumes of sensitive, and valuable, patient data. DLP provides the mechanisms to analyze risks to PHI per the HIPAA Security Rule and control PHI access to limit external exposure.

  • Educate Care Providers on Security

    Your #1 risk is people; DLP prevents user actions that put your organization at risk then educates users on the appropriate handling of PHI with real time prompts to encourage secure behaviors.

  • Assess Security & Privacy Policies

    DLP provides the visibility into PHI usage to continuously assess security policies and procedures to meet the evolving needs of your organization.

Benefits of Digital Guardian Data Protection for Healthcare

Integration with Leading EHR vendors

Digital Guardian has tested integrations with leading EHRs such as Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Cerner, Meditech, and McKesson to see the underlying PHI. This connection delivers unmatched accuracy, reducing false positives and false negatives.

Protect patient data in all formats, from PHI to patient scans

Healthcare providers handle a myriad of sensitive and risky data in structured and unstructured formats, such as PHI, payment card industry (PCI) data, and medical images. Other data protection solutions can't recognize or protect all this data. Only Digital Guardian protects structured and unstructured data, including emails, documents, and scans.

Classify huge volumes of sensitive data automatically

Digital Guardian automatically classifies data at the source the instant it's created or modified. And our solution's content-aware and context-aware classification enables effective, real-time monitoring, reporting, and controls.

Cover all egress points

Digital Guardian monitors and reports on all egress channels, including email, media devices, and cloud storage. It prompts and blocks unauthorized sensitive data from leaving your organization — even if the data format has been changed or embedded in another document. And all sensitive data that is authorized for egress is encrypted before leaving your organization, providing full data leak protection.

Share data securely, inside and outside the organization

Digital Guardian lets healthcare providers share data securely with multiple organizations and partners while also preventing unauthorized data access. Its data protection capabilities span on and off the network as well as across virtual environments/VPN.

Manage privileged users

Digital Guardian applies data protection policies equally to regular users and privileged users, independent of the operating-system security model in place. So even if administrators have unhindered access to a system, Digital Guardian will monitor their actions and control their access to sensitive data.

Comply with monitoring and reporting regulations

Digital Guardian provides a detailed audit trail to support you in demonstrating compliance with HIPAA, HITECH, and other regulatory requirements.

How a Renowned Healthcare Institution Protects Patient Data in the Cloud

Read this case study of a leading healthcare institution that implemented secure cloud storage to dramatically improve the sharing of patient information while remaining HIPAA compliant. 

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