Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Chooses Accellion to Safeguard Patient Data

New York Area Hospital Selects Accellion Secure File Transfer Solution to Safely Share Electronic Medical Records Outside its Network while Meeting HIPAA Requirements

 
Palo Alto, Calif. – July 31, 2007 –

 

Accellion, Inc. (www.accellion.com), the leading provider of on-demand secure file transfer solutions for enterprises, today announced it has been selected by Wyckoff Heights Medical Center to provide a secure means for sharing confidential patient data outside of its network. The Accellion solution has enabled Wyckoff to provide a consistent process for sharing billing information with outside vendors and government agencies without compromising patient confidentiality.

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center is a large hospital in the New York City area and part of the Brooklyn-Queens Health Care System. To ensure the confidentiality of its patients, Wyckoff needed a secure way to exchange electronic files outside of its network.

"We are constantly receiving requests from outside vendors and government agencies like the State of New York and New York City. To meet HIPAA requirements and protect the confidentiality of our patients, we need a secure means to send information," said Jack Ksiazek, director of systems and project management for Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. "The Accellion solution allows us to quickly send and receive files in a format that easily meets our strict security and privacy requirements. No longer is security an issue when sending information outside the network."

"Security requirements for most enterprises extend beyond technical requirements like data encryption. For organizations such as Wyckoff that are required to meet compliance mandates such as HIPAA, audit trails are critical," said Yorgen H. Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion. "The Accellion solution provides Wyckoff the ability to authenticate the recipient and automatically manage each file and account life-cycle so that no confidential information is left exposed and no unauthorized user access for sensitive and confidential data takes place."

About Accellion
Accellion, Inc. is a profitable, well-funded, private company that provides enterprise-class mobile file sharing solutions to enable secure, anytime, anywhere access to information while ensuring enterprise security and compliance. More than 9 million users and 1,600 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; Activision; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Foley & Mansfield; Lovells; Bridgestone; Ogilvy & Mather; Harvard University; Guinness World Records; US Securities and Exchange Commission; and NASA use Accellion to protect intellectual property, ensure compliance, improve business productivity and reduce IT costs. Accellion file sharing solutions can be deployed on public, private and hybrid cloud environments and provide the ease-of-use business users need while giving the enterprise organization the flexibility, scalability and protection it needs. For more information please visit www.accellion.com or call (650)-485-4300. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.