The protection of healthcare data has grown teeth. Care providers and insurance companies face the increased enforcement of regulatory requirements from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).
Data level encryption is a foundational element to securing electronic medical records (EMR), personal health information (PHI) and electronic health records (EHR). However, traditional encryption schemes too often take an application-centric or situational approach, leaving gaps in data protection. Further complicating matters is the fact that data must move across multiple domains as if flows through and between the covered entities. Many encryption solutions lose control of the data or auditability of access activity when data leaves the original domain boundary.
Séafra addresses the particular challenges of securing healthcare data head-on. Séafra enables organizations to secure healthcare data at the source for access by recipients inside and outside of the organizational domain. This ensures the data is protected from local provider offices to large health plan providers. Persistent controls allow for instant, one-click revocation of data access regardless of where the data resides. All access activity – authorized and unauthorized – is captured and available for audit records and for analysis that my help identify malicious insiders.
Séafra protects all forms of electronic media including video, graphics, and documents, and extends this protection from mobile devices to the cloud. Séafra secures data independent of platform, application or device, eliminating coverage gaps that result in opportunities for leakage or exfiltration of unprotected data.
With Séafra, covered entities can conduct business with the confidence they have an encryption solution in place to comply with the regulatory requirements to protect personal health information and electronic health records. Séafra’s extra-domain protection, persistent originator control and comprehensive visibility make Séafra the logical choice for healthcare data protection.