Gazzang, Inc., the company securing data and applications in the cloud, today announced that echoBase is using Gazzang’s transparent data encryption solution to provide physicians and clinicians the convenience of mobile access to patient medical records and systems, while limiting the risk of sensitive data breach or exposure.

The mobile health sector has matured significantly in recent years, with new technologies providing greater access to health services and information, from tablets to smartphones to healthcare apps to remote patient monitoring – all geared to improve the quality of care and practice management.

echoBase’s Resonate solution provides a single mobile interface to all electronic medical record, practice management, clinical and financial systems that allows clinicians to interact with electronic patient data real-time, with or without an Internet connection. This helps to reduce errors, costs and data processing time by collecting and validating patient information at the point of care – or anywhere.

Through integration with Resonate, Gazzang’s ezNcrypt solution provides high performance, transparent data encryption for Linux, MySQL and other open source applications and services without requiring changes to the existing database or application code. This enhances security of sensitive patient information, without impeding the ability to provide time-sensitive – and sometimes life-saving – medical care. It also ensures critical compliance with regulatory mandates, including HIPAA, HITECH and Meaningful Use guidelines.

“Security of patient information is an absolute requirement for our customers. You can’t handle this information ‘casually’ when people’s health and medical care is at stake,” said Brent Miller, President of echoBase. “That’s why we turned to Gazzang to provide an impeded layer of infrastructure for all of our mobile interface offerings. Gazzang’s ezNcrypt solution was easy to implement and integrate as the critical security fabric for our Resonate solution.”

“echoBase is leading innovation in health care management as mobile technologies become an increasingly dominant platform,” said Larry Warnock, CEO of Gazzang. “I believe their product will be a key catalyst in changing the way clinicians access and update medical records, from anywhere, at anytime – accelerating the speed and quality of today’s patient care. We are honored to provide critical data encryption services to such a cutting edge company, and to ensure the security of patient’s sensitive electronic medical records.”

Gazzang ezNcrypt uses dual authentication keys and protects critical data from being accessed even by Linux root-level administrators.

Additional benefits for healthcare organizations include:

  • Fulfills HIPAA compliance requirements related to the access, authentication, storage, auditing, and transmittal of electronic medical records
  • Protects against rogue employees
  • Alleviates concerns related to storing data in a shared cloud environment
  • Protects sensitive or propriety intellectual property
  • Requires zero modification to the application or database

In addition to echoBase, Gazzang healthcare customers include the Children’s Hospital of Boston, Hartford Hospital, J7 Group, MobilePRM.com, The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, RevenueMed, Signature Genomics, Ubiqi Health, and UC Irvine Healthcare, among others.

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