Protect Your Patients by Protecting their Healthcare Records

27.3 million patient records were compromised in 2016. (Protenus, Breach Barometer Report: Year in Review)

Protecting patient data is not only important to passing healthcare regulation audits, but it’s also crucial to providing patient care. Patient records track medications, lab results, diagnoses, and so on, usually shared among a variety of doctors, nurses, and technicians. Inaccurate or missing records can literally be a life-or-death situation.

A productive and efficient data transfer platform can help healthcare workers keep up with the volumes of data created for every patient that they care for. Electronic health care records (EHR) contribute to that productive and efficient environment that healthcare workers need to provide quick medical care. 

Many healthcare organizations are searching for a new data transfer solution that can replace their outdated and non-integrated file transfer system. Outdated and non-integrated systems interfere with an organization’s ability to share data securely and within compliance. A solution that supports a more efficient, highly available, and secure data transfer environment can help keep the data flowing securely, and at the same time ensuring that systems can continue communicating with each other. 

$8.3 billion in healthcare costs are being attributed to outdated, non-integrated systems—systems that cannot communicate with each other. (Ponemon Institute, 5 Rings of Data Integration Hell)

Healthcare workers want to focus on patient care—not documentation. That means the any system implemented needs to be user friendly and intuitive. For one Chicago-based hospital, their existing solution was unwieldly, difficult to manage, and required training just to edit existing records, not to mention creating new records. As you can imagine, this hospital processes a large volume of sensitive data, which means that they are required to meet strict compliance requirements, such as the ones outlined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA), Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), and many other government and industry requirements.

The hospital worked with Globalscape to design the best solution for the hospital's data transfer needs, with patient care and usability their number one priority. Through Globalscape's managed file transfer (MFT) platform EFT Enterprise and its active-active configuration of High Availability, the hospital gained the following benefits:

  • Business continuity
  • Enhanced operational efficiency
  • Data transfer security
  • Scalable infrastructure
  • HIPAA and PCI DSS compliance
  • Automated workflows and processes



Article: What is Managed File Transfer? - Offered as both a software and a service, Managed file transfer (MFT) is a technology platform that helps organizations manage various file transfer needs and requirements, many of which include data security, operational efficiency, governance, and compliance.

Article: How to Automate Data Exchange Across Systems - When your organization relies on manual and intermittent batch processes to deliver the data they need, day-to-day productivity becomes vulnerable to manpower limitations, vacations, turnover, and simple human error. Automating your file transfer processes allows you to deliver data reliably and efficiently. 

Article: How to Move to a Cloud Infrastructure - Cloud service providers (CSPs) manage underlying infrastructure, enabling organizations to focus on application development and other priorities.