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ClearDATA Expands SaaS Solution to Automate Detection of Protected Health Information Stored in the Public Cloud

ClearDATA introduces automated ePHI discovery to evolve security risk assessments and support compliance management within the digital health revolution.

AUSTIN, Texas (May 13, 2021) -- ClearDATA®, the leader in healthcare public cloud security, compliance and privacy, today announced an expanded capability of their ClearDATA Healthcare Security and Compliance Platform™ , enabling healthcare organizations and their business associates to automatically detect protected health information (PHI) in multi-cloud storage buckets. Built using natural language processing and industry-leading machine learning models, this technology provides healthcare organizations and their partners with the ability to harness sensitive patient data while maintaining the privacy, security and compliance of their application.

“In today’s climate, cybersecurity breaches are at an all-time high, partially due to the industry’s accelerating cloud adoption to tackle the unique challenges healthcare has encountered during the pandemic,” said Suhas Kelkar, Chief Product Officer at ClearDATA. “This new technology offering enhances healthcare organizations’ ability to create secure environments for data that facilitate innovation, collaboration and scalability.”

Manually auditing storage buckets is not only inefficient, it introduces the potential for human error. Misidentifying or failing to identify sensitive data as PHI in cloud storage could put it at even greater risk of falling victim to a cybersecurity breach. According to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, over 65 percent of all security issues in the cloud stem from misconfiguration. Additionally, the solution ensures compliance with applicable privacy regulations that include HIPAA and GDPR.

“Integrating automated PHI detection into a healthcare organization’s cloud compliance strategy offers teams the peace of mind that sensitive data is consistently accounted for,” explained Darin Brannan, Chief Executive Officer at ClearDATA. “As the digital health revolution carries on, ClearDATA introduces solutions in which interoperability initiatives and sensitive data protection no longer have to be a tradeoff.”

PHI detection extends the ClearDATA Healthcare Security and Compliance Platform® from the infrastructure layer through to the data layer. This builds upon the company’s prior feature launch that enabled healthcare organizations to mask or redact sensitive data for the purposes of leveraging structured and unstructured datasets containing PHI or PII.

Starting today, all customers may request access to automate PHI discovery within their cloud storage buckets, including Amazon Web Service S3, Microsoft Azure Blob and Google Cloud Platform Cloud Storage. To learn more about how ClearDATA is making healthcare better every single day, visit cleardata.com.

 

About ClearDATA

Healthcare professionals across the globe trust the ClearDATA HITRUST-certified cloud to safeguard their sensitive data and power their critical applications available across the major public cloud platforms. Healthcare organization customers receive one of the most comprehensive Business Associate Agreements (BAA) in the industry, combined with market-leading healthcare-exclusive security and compliance solutions and multi-cloud expertise. ClearDATA’s innovative platform of solutions and services protects customers from data privacy risks, improves data management, and scales their healthcare IT infrastructure, enabling them to focus on improving healthcare delivery, every single day. For more information, visit ClearDATA at www.cleardata.com.

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