NYC Health + Hospitals utilizes Accellion platform for securely sharing PHI

NYC Health + Hospitals utilizes Accellion platform for securely sharing PHI

NYC Health + Hospitals has turned to Accellion for assistance in patient data-related collaboration.  The health system will use Accellion‘s kiteworks platform to ensure physicians can securely share patient data with internal staff and external partners, such as insurance providers and city and state health agencies.More specifically, Accellion’s solution is equipped with a plugin for Microsoft Outlook. Through it, NYC Health + Hospitals staff can send protected health information via email. When a sender attaches a PHI file to a message, the email does not contain the exact file. Instead, the email provides a link to the content, which is actually stored in kiteworks. The recipient then must authenticate himself or herself before accessing the file.

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Is healthcare finally boosting cybersecurity efforts?

Is healthcare finally boosting cybersecurity efforts?

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These days, it’s nearly impossible to avoid hearing about cybersecurity. And unfortunately, most of that news is negative and highlights how vulnerable hospitals are.  The latest report from HIMSS sheds light on the topic by diving deeper into the preparedness efforts of healthcare organizations.  The “2017 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey” analyzes feedback from 126 health IT security professionals in the United States. Responses were gathered between April and May 2017.  The findings illustrate that many organizations are looking to certain staff members as a means to address security.