ClearDATA, the leader in healthcare public cloud security and compliance, announced a new multi-cloud software offering, ClearDATA Locate, enabling healthcare organizations to build a more cohesive and traceable protected health information (PHI) inventory within Kubernetes workloads available on Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure.
Built with ClearDATA’s Healthcare Aware Distributed Tracing technology, this new software solution makes it easier for healthcare industry professionals to observe sensitive data in transit or at rest in any Kubernetes application, allowing for better protection against breaches, improved auditing and significant reductions in potential damages and fines.
“We’ve come a long way since healthcare was at odds with the public cloud. However, the ability to track sensitive data as it moves from point A to Z was missing from the narrative and represented a huge vulnerability for healthcare organizations,” said Matt Ferrari, Chief Technology Officer at ClearDATA.
“Now, with ClearDATA Locate, payers, providers and life science orgs can have more insight into their data to trace PHI when leveraging microservices.”
Today, medical providers and insurance companies gather, store and share a wealth of sensitive personal information on the cloud, from addresses and social security numbers to payment information and patients’ health records, with more than 194 million active patients in the U.S. healthcare system.
Faced with complex privacy, security and compliance frameworks including GDPR’s Right to be Forgotten, the ability to accurately trace vast amounts of distributed patient records through ClearDATA Locate provides healthcare organizations with a full understanding of the systems that patient data passes through.
Further, as the healthcare industry faces an all-time record number of massively expensive security breaches, ClearDATA Locate can greatly reduce damages and penalties by helping isolate and identify the actual records exposed. This allows for an accurate report of how many records were actually compromised, instead of assuming the compromise of all records stored.
With ClearDATA Locate, healthcare and life sciences organizations faced with compromised data can potentially save a tremendous amount in issued fines by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights and reduce damage to reputation.
“Today, if you routinely process tens of thousands of patient records through your application, you would have to notify all those patients of a suspected breach when, in reality, only 200 records may have been impacted. ClearDATA Locate can dramatically change the outcome for healthcare organizations and patients,” said Ferrari.
ClearDATA first launched the Healthcare Aware Distributed Tracing technology earlier this year at HIMSS 2019.
Leveraging machine learning technology, the new service makes it easier for healthcare organizations to observe sensitive data in rest or transit through microservices including containers allowing for deeper analytics while creating a reliable and continually updated inventory.