Citrix ShareFile Cloud for Healthcare launched

Citrix announced the Citrix ShareFile Cloud for Healthcare, a dedicated virtual private cloud for protected health information.

Under the Omnibus Final Rule (Omnibus Rule) update to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), with a compliance deadline of Sept. 23, 2013, businesses that process or store protected health information (PHI) are subject to enhanced compliance regulations.

In response, Citrix has updated its architecture to provide enhanced segregation and security for Citrix ShareFile customers who need to safeguard PHI.

Maribel Lopez, founder, Lopez Research, said: “Healthcare needs solutions like dedicated virtual private clouds for protected health information.”

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A majority of business associates reported being somewhat or completely unaware of their new responsibilities under the Omnibus Rule, according to a survey conducted by Coalfire. Fewer than half of business associates reported they are compliant with the Omnibus Rule.

Matthew Sohn, founder & CEO, Mission Benefits, said: “The ShareFile Cloud for Healthcare is the next big thing – giving us a quick and secure way to access, share and collaborate with clients, carriers and partners everywhere.”

ShareFile has been a secure file-sharing solution of choice among healthcare organizations, signing business associate agreements since January 2012. Adoption of ShareFile has accelerated within the healthcare market, growing 137 percent in the past year.

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