|[October 30, 2013]
ePatientFinder Selects Gazzang to Protect Patient Data for HIPAA Compliance
AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--
the big data
security experts, today announced that its transparent data
encryption and key management solutions are being used by ePatientFinder
to protect electronic protected health information (ePHI) and ensure HIPAA
Primary care and specialty physicians use the ePatientFinder platform to
connect patients with cutting-edge treatments either recently approved
by the FDA or still in clinical trials. After a physician indicates
interest in offering a treatment to their patients, the ePatientFinder
platform makes the treatment information actionable by giving physicians
the tools they need to identify which of their patients would most
benefit from these treatment options. This helps ensure that no patient
is left behind when a physician learns of a new treatment, raising the
standard of care and patient satisfaction. ePatientFinder is aligned
with the Affordable Care Act and is already helping independent
physicians, health centers and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
connect their patients with preventative treatments and clinical trials
with medical benefit.
ePatientFinder uses MongoDB
to sore sensitive patient and treatment data. This data is encrypted at
rest by Gazzang
zNcrypt™. Encryption keys are secured and managed by Gazzang
zTrustee™, a software-based solution that isolates the keys from the
encrypted data and adds several layers of policy and security that
prevent unauthorized access to sensitive keys and files.
At-rest encryption and key management are important security controls
for organizations required to meet HIPAA-HITECH
compliance, because they effectively render PHI indecipherable to
unauthorized people and processes.
"Physicians trust ePatientFinder because they know we take data security
very seriously," said Tom Dorsett, President and CEO at ePatientFinder.
"That is why we chose Gazzang to make certain that data stored in our
platform is protected with the highest security standards available."
"Companies like ePatientFinder face unique challenges in storing and
providing anytime access to very sensitive data," said Sam
Heywood, vice president of marketing at Gazzang. "We enable these
companies to offer enterprise-strength data encryption, while giving the
data owner the ability to control what information should be made
accessible to the vendor. We're thrilled to work with disruptive
companies like ePatientFinder to protect sensitive PHI."
ePatientFinder joins a growing list of companies using Gazzang to secure
patient data and address HIPAA requirements. For more information visit: http://gazzang.com/resources/compliance-guides/hipaa-and-hitech-regulations
Gazzang provides data security solutions and expertise to help
enterprises protect sensitive information and maintain performance in
big data and cloud environments. Our technology enables SaaS (News - Alert) vendors,
health care organizations, financial institutions, public sector
agencies and more to meet regulatory compliance initiatives, secure
personally identifiable information and prevent unauthorized access to
sensitive data and systems. The company is headquartered in Austin,
Texas and backed by Austin Ventures and Silver Creek Ventures. For more
information, visit www.gazzang.com.
ePatientFinder provides physicians with an opportunity to connect their
patients with life changing treatment opportunities of which they were
previously unaware. The ePatientFinder platform enables physicians to
learn about novel treatment opportunities and makes that information
actionable. ePatientFinder has developed technology which enables
physicians to easily and effectively identify which of their patients
would benefit from these treatment opportunities. This allows physicians
to make sure their patients are aware of all their treatment options
because not knowing is not acceptable. For more information, visit www.epatientfinder.com.
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