Advances in modern medical technology and information systems have transformed the healthcare industry. Many care scenarios require immediate access to protected health information, so providers often use email and file systems to share it—making email and file protection a centerpiece of any HIPAA compliance program.
While these trends ultimately allow distributed healthcare provider teams to more easily coordinate care and keep their patients engaged, they also bring significant risks to patient confidentiality. Multi-cloud environments that support digital care delivery leave protected health information (PHI) at risk of exposure, raising concerns regarding patient confidentiality and compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
With persistent data protection and granular access controls, Virtru empowers healthcare organizations to unlock the power of PHI, and maintain control, wherever it is shared. Using Virtru, you can:
Virtru’s security program and controls are also aligned with the security standards that informed and are required by the HITRUST certification program. Virtru implementations follow the requirements from HIPAA and HITECH security & breach rules to ensure PHI protection.
End-to-end encryption prevents unauthorized access to email and files containing sensitive data to meet HIPAA compliance requirements and maintain the confidentiality of patients’ PII.
As PHI and other sensitive data is shared across cloud environments, Virtru keeps it secure with persistent protection and lets you govern access throughout the course of care.
Virtru’s seamless user experience ensures broad adoption. End-to-end encryption and access controls are embedded where users, admins, providers, and patients already work.
“My favorite part is that I can have the encryption service as a default email setting in Gmail – because of this, I have never forgotten to encrypt an email containing private health information.”
-Jaclyn W., COVID-19 Outbreak Investigator
With solutions for contact tracing and critical resource response, Virtru’s technology gives data owners the ability to collaborate while maintaining control and protecting health institution and patient information.
Virtru’s end-to-end encryption streamlines HIPAA compliance with the ability to encrypt emails and files shared with care providers, patients, and third parties—such as insurance companies—to keep data private and prevent leaks.
Host your own encryption keys for even greater control over PHI to prevent unauthorized access, including by your cloud provider.
Give employees and administrators easy-to-use data protection, embedded in existing applications.
Avoid complexities of S/MIME with transparent key exchanges that enable easy, secure data sharing with authorized parties and reduced overhead for administrators.
Enable seamless access for external providers, patients and other authorized recipients, without requiring new accounts, passwords, or software, for sharing workflows that support the rapid delivery of digital health services.
Enable secure sharing across distributed provider teams with attribute-based access controls (ABAC).
Control PHI wherever it’s shared with instant access revocation, expiration, disable forwarding, and document watermarking capabilities.
View who has accessed PHI, when, where, and for how long to streamline HIPAA audits. Integrate with your SIEM for advanced threat analysis.
Improve patient care and engagement, exceed HIPAA requirements, and collect the sensitive data you need with Virtru’s secure file transfer capability, including:
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