Protect Online Patient Data
Currently one of the biggest threats to Patient Health Information (PHI) security is data breaches due to hackers getting their hands on users' login credentials. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by the United States Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996. HIPAA has established national standards to protect individuals' electronic personal health information that is created, received, used, or maintained by various entities in the healthcare industry. The Technical Safeguards section provides standards to better control access to computer systems and data.
The federal regulations do not endorse any specific technologies, but 2-factor authentication is clearly the most relevant technology to address these standards.
Healthcare providers and health insurance companies are increasingly providing online portals where patients can log in to manage their health records and insurance claims. Hospitals and medical centers are increasingly using electronic medical records (EMR) solutions to record and track patients’ health related information. These online health and medical information solutions are targets for identity theft and need to be protected with more than a simple username and password.
AllWebID Identity Manager is trusted by hospitals, healthcare providers, insurance companies, as well as electronic medical records (EMR) solution providers to protect their data access with strong two-factor authentication. We ensure that organizations working in the healthcare space of any size and complexity can easily meet the HIPAA Technical Safeguard standards, while reducing their operational expenses and improving overall user access security.