Interview des Krankenhaus-IT Journals
mit Matthias Kess, CTO von Cryptshare
Security of patient data in terms of data protection
Companies in the health care sector are often very large and their service facilities scattered over a wide area. A critical factor of good results in the health care to have all information for the treatment of a patient available at the site of assistance . Often many people are invovled who work in different departments and disciplines.
At the same current patient data are often needed at short notice. The strong regulation regarded to confidentiality of personal data makes it the health facilities not easy. With Cryptshare email will be the medium with rich are quit easy to meet these requirements. For low cost and fast benefit.
Many medical facilities have thought about how to meet new laws, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or other Compliance-Guidelines. Just as the German Data Protection Act, HIPAA the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information in the public health sector in the US and secures the handling of electronic patient data and PHI "Protected Health Information". This data is vulnerable and confidential, yet many medical facilities send them as open Documents via e-mail both internally and to vendors.
- Submission of the health care claim billing information by medical specialists, chiropractors or dentists, etc.
- Claims to payment partners (pharmacies e.g.)
- Treatment data, result reports or diagnosis between medical facilities
- Storage of patient data via cloud-solutions
The constant changing of laws in the health-sector is very problematic for medical facilities, especially regarding the daily sending of sensitive data. On the other hand, the strict HIPAA gives all medical facilities outside of the US, which work with patient data, the possibility of using new methods on how the electronical data transfer can become safer.
As a provider in the health-sector, you are now challenged to find an IT-solution, which includes the compliance-guidelines and the HIPAA requirements. It should also have high adoption rates with users and have a flexible licence model. How can Cryptshare help you with meeting the HIPAA requirements? How can you avoid security breaches?
The integration of Cryptshare in your daily email usage (Office-Tools like Outlook or Notes) helps create Best practices for email security. (For example in Tele-medicine).
With our solution of encrypted email delivery of sensitive information and large data, we support medical facilities in meeting the compliance- guidelines and in securing in the hospital IT