Cyber-attacks on healthcare organizations are on the rise. The percentage of healthcare organizations that have reported a criminal cyber-attack has risen to 40 percent in 2013from 20 percent in 2009, according to an annual survey by the Ponemon Institute think tank on data protection policy.
According this recent Reuters article, stolen health credentials can go for about 10 or 20 times the value of a U.S. credit card number. Medical identity theft is often not immediately identified by a patient or their provider, giving criminals years to abuse such credentials. According to experts who have investigated cyber-attacks on healthcare organizations, fraudsters use stolen data to create fake IDs to buy medical equipment or drugs that can be resold, or they combine a patient number with a false provider number and file made-up claims with insurers.
Last month, the FBI warned healthcare providers to guard against cyber-attacks after one of the largest U.S. hospital said Chinese hackers had broken into its computer network and stole personal information of 4.5 million patients. It is no surprise that secure faxing is increasing throughout the healthcare industry, as faxing remains one of the most secure ways of transmitting sensitive information, as it is a secure, end point to end point transmission.
RightFax and Fax2Mail cloud solutions offer a secure method of transmitting protected health information, while supporting compliance by digitizing paper-based protected health information for private, secure, and auditable electronic distribution. In addition, the new RightFax Encryption Module encrypts all fax images stored in the RightFax Image Directory, as well as preventing any unauthorized access to the fax images.
With more than 10,000 RightFax solutions deployed worldwide, Advantage Technologies is the leader in architecting, installing and supporting leading RightFax fax solutions in North America. Data security, privacy, and sovereignty are key components of any RightFax solution, providing reliable exchange of even the most sensitive records, whether via an on-premise fax server, or in the cloud with multiple cloud deployment options.
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