Healthcare secure messaging

Healthcare secure messaging solutions from Mimecast

Protect patient data with healthcare secure messaging.

Healthcare secure messaging is an essential part of protecting patient information and ensuring healthcare cybersecurity.

Email is a frequent target for attackers seeking to steal patient information or gain unauthorized access to medical records. That's part of the reason the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires all healthcare providers to ensure the privacy of protected health information (PHI). For information transmitted via email, that usually means some form of encryption technology.

In the past, deploying healthcare secure messaging to meet HIPAA encryption requirements has been a cumbersome task. Many solutions for HIPAA encrypted email created significant administrative burden or required recipients to download and install software.

Today, organizations can rely on Mimecast for a healthcare secure messaging solution that is easy to use simple to deploy, and that meets HIPAA requirements for email communication.

Healthcare secure messaging solutions from Mimecast.

Mimecast provides an all-in-one, SaaS-based subscription service with solutions for email security, continuity and archiving. Mimecast's comprehensive offering enables organizations to reduce the cost and complexity of managing email by deploying a single solution rather than a disjointed array of multiple solutions from a variety of vendors.

Mimecast Secure Messaging provides a user-friendly, cloud-based channel for ensuring healthcare secure messaging as well as HIPAA IT compliance. With Mimecast, sensitive information never leaves the secure Mimecast portal. When users want to send a secure message, they simply create a new email in Outlook or in another email client, and select Send Secure before sending the email. The email message and any attachments are uploaded to the secure Mimecast cloud where they are scanned for malware and checked against content and data leak prevention policies. Messages are then stored in a secure AES encrypted archive, and a notification message is sent to the recipients. Once the recipients log onto the secure Mimecast portal, they can read and reply to secure messages or compose new messages.

Mimecast's healthcare secure messaging technology can also automatically encrypt email when the content of a message, the recipient or the recipient's domain trigger pre-defined policies for encryption.

Benefits of Mimecast healthcare secure messaging technology.

With healthcare secure messaging solutions from Mimecast, organizations can:

  • Provide users and healthcare providers with the ability to initiate secure transactions as part of their everyday communication activities.
  • Scale easily to meet demand for healthcare secure messaging with a 100% cloud-based solution.
  • Simplify management of healthcare secure messaging by enabling administrators to monitor and manage solutions from single console.
  • Comply with regulations for healthcare industry cyber security easily and cost-efficiently.

Learn more about healthcare secure messaging and Mimecast.