Data Security

File-centric, protect-first approach

Stop Data Breaches Through Printouts

Montefiore reports data stolen from more than 12,000 patients used for fraud

Challenges

A Montefiore Medical Center employee in New York stole names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, next of kin information and health insurance details of more than 12,000 patients and used those identities to purchase clothing and other merchandise from some of New York’s finest department stores. The employee printed thousands of patients’ records every day and sold them for $3 per copy to outside accomplices. The hospital had no way of preventing or controlling this activity. The employee and her accomplices were arrested, but the hospital may face charges for violating HIPAA and patient privacy laws. If you are in healthcare, you need to protect printed PHI and other sensitive information from easily leaving your premises.

Solutions

Fasoo can block printing or require approval prior to printing a document if the document contains sensitive information. Each printout contains a visible watermark showing who printed it, including company logo, user name, IP address, time, date and other identifying information. This allows you to know the source of a potential data breach and deters people from inappropriate behavior when handling sensitive patient information. The print security solution works with any physical or virtual printer eliminating problems of using different printers or printer drivers. A full audit trail of all print activities, including the text or image of the actual printed content, ensures complete control of your printing environment. This reduces your risk of exposing patient information.

Benefits

* Restrict printing documents with PHI or other sensitive information
* Require authentication prior to retrieving a printout
* Apply dynamic watermarks to printouts without user intervention
* Trace and manage printing activities, including the actual content of documents in text or image format
* Limit printing to virtual printers

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