DENVER, Co. -- BEW Global, an Information Asset Protection and Network Security solution provider, today announced that it has implemented security solutions to address HIPAA compliance concerns within The Portland Clinic and Longmont United Hospital.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires healthcare providers to keep private and secure Protected Health Information (PHI) and outlines
specific procedures and best practices for accomplishing this privacy. More and more of the information exchanged today within healthcare organizations is in the form of electronic communications, including emails, web mail, instant messaging, blogs and message boards. Two healthcare organizations Longmont United Hospital and The Portland Clinic recently took proactive measures by working with BEW Global to ensure sensitive and confidential information is not exposed through the course of daily business email communications.
One area of concern for healthcare organizations is making sure unsecured PHI is not coming or going via various types of electronic communications, said Robert Eggebrecht,
Senior Partner of BEW Global. We go into these healthcare organizations and perform Network Penetration tests and Exposure Assessments. Organizations like Longmont United and
The Portland Clinic want to be proactive about being able to identify even the smallest amount of unprotected PHI coming into or leaving the organizations. We can recommend and
implement the right solution to not only alert administrators to the problem, but to proactively and automatically secure the information found in the emails.