ShareFile Cloud for Healthcare helps tackle tougher HIPAA compliance rules
ShareFile Provides Enhanced, Trusted Security Measures for Companies Handling ‘PHI’
On November 12th, Citrix announced the Citrix ShareFile Cloud for Healthcare, a dedicated virtual private cloud for protected health information. Under the Omnibus Final Rule (Omnibus Rule) update to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), with a compliance deadline of Sept. 23, 2013, businesses that process or store protected health information (PHI) are subject to enhanced compliance regulations. In response, Citrix has updated its architecture to provide enhanced segregation and security for Citrix ShareFile customers who need to safeguard PHI.
Support for Omnibus Rule
Assessed to protect data in technical compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule by information security firm Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc., the ShareFile Cloud for Healthcare is unique in that it segments out healthcare customer data into a separate secure enclave to store or process PHI. The new ShareFile Cloud for Healthcare will help organizations reduce costs and help support their compliance with HIPAA requirements.
ShareFile in Healthcare
ShareFile has been a secure file-sharing solution of choice among healthcare organizations, signing business associate agreements since January 2012. Adoption of ShareFile has accelerated within the healthcare market, growing 137% in the past year.
“We’re doubling down on the healthcare industry given tremendous interest from health organizations in streamlining how information is stored, shared and managed,” said Jesse Lipson, VP & GM, Data Sharing, Citrix. “Respecting our customers’ privacy and compliance needs while simplifying content collaboration puts us in a differentiated position in the market.”