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August 29, 2014

CertainSafe now Provides HIPAA-Compliant File Sharing and Storage Solution

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 has, as part of the law, rules that govern the use and release of a patient's personal health information, and it also limits the kind of patient information hospitals can disclose. Failure to comply can result in some very heavy fines and possible incarceration depending on the severity of the violation. Being HIPPA compliant therefore carries a lot of responsibility for an organization making that claim. CertainSafe, a company specializing in secure file sharing, has announced the launch of its ultra-secure HIPAA-compliant file sharing storage solution for protecting patient information.

The rules that govern HIPAA cover everyone that handles the information of the patient. This means insurance companies, clinics, laboratories and others must abide by these rules if they want to remain compliant. With this new file sharing system CertainSafe is going to allow organizations big and small the ability to share confidential patient information and medical documents knowing they will be protected with a robust security protocol.

Using its proprietary MicroTokenization system, the data CertainSafe stores is broken in to small fragments – down to the byte level – tokenized and spread across many secure servers to ensure the information is practically impossible to hack. With this type of protection it all but prevents the mass data security breaches that have been making headlines.

The recent announcement by Community Health Systems and the security breach it experienced, which resulted in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients, is but one example of the threat the healthcare industry faces from criminals and government sponsored cyberattacks.

This platform includes file sharing, secure messaging, audit trail capabilities, military-grade shredding of deleted files, branding capabilities, version control and more. It is currently being used by 10 states to protect data for their health care exchanges, as well as a Fortune 50 health care corporation.

The company says it is the only file sharing service to have a PCI Level 1 DSS data security certification. It has double-redundant datacenters that are audited and certified to maintain a dual-standard SSAE16 and ISAE 3402 Service Organization Control (SOC) 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3. This allows its users to store HIPAA, PCI, PFI, PHI, PII as well as other types of sensitive data requiring compliance.

 “Patient confidentiality is critical to both the consumer as well as the health care provider. Being HIPAA compliant means the assurance that your private information stays secured from hackers and data breaches. No other file sharing and data storage service can come close to the level of security CertainSafe offers,” said John Nachef, President of Secure Cloud Systems, parent company of CertainSafe.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi
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