News | September 25, 2007

Medical Center Deploys Compliance Commander to Protect Patient Data

September 26, 2007 - The University of Tennessee Medical Center has deployed the Compliance Commander software by Intrusion Inc. to protect against patient data leaks onto public networks.
The company says the high costs associated with patient data breaches, and the potential loss of patient confidence, are key drivers for adoption of this new technology.
"The security of our patient data is part of UT Medical Center's mission statement," said Gary Haney, assistant director of information services and HIPAA security officer at UT Medical Center. "We needed a network appliance to address the identified risk of patient or employee data leaking onto public networks. Desktop agents were not suitable for our organization because of cost and management issues."
Compliance Commander uses exact data matching against the medical information system (MIS) and corporate financial databases to detect and block when sensitive patient or employee data attempts to leave the network unprotected. Accurate data matching is critical for minimizing false alerts that can consume management time and add significantly to cost of ownership.
"UT Medical Center has had Compliance Commander deployed for three months and we have been extremely pleased with our result thus far," Haney said.

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