LACEY, Wash. (PRWEB) November 16, 2017 — To combat the increasing threat of cyber attacks on health care providers, iSign International Inc. (iSign) and The Independent Physician Association of America (TIPAAA) have partnered to offer iSign’s suite of digital security solutions to TIPAAA’s over 300,000 physician members. The iSign suite keeps computer networks safe from hackers, allows secured health information exchange between doctors and patients, streamlines the patient check-in and registration process, and helps with compliance to HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.Recent high-profile cyber attacks on health care providers including the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) have highlighted the enormous risks to our privacy faced at doctor offices, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities around the world. Given the fact the personal health data is so valuable and that more and more Internet-enabled devices can be found in the health care system, medical professionals and their patients are more vulnerable than ever before to hacking, ransomware attacks, and identity theft.
Through this partnership, iSign will offer a unified suite of proprietary digital security solutions to TIPAAA’s physician members, virtually eliminating these threats to our health data. What makes iSign’s technology unique is its 5-factor authentication, the highest security protocol available. This proprietary technology includes End-to-End Dynamic PKI encryption, Biometric Signature, GEO recognition and validation, active intrusion monitoring with auto blocking, and more to lock down every computer, server, mobile phone and tablet, and Internet-enabled device, including medical equipment, on the network. From the moment patient information is first registered in iSign’s iCheckin, it is secure and safe from hackers. iMail email communications between physicians and with their patients are protected by the world’s only biometric signature email system. Electronic health information such as x-rays, lab test results, medications, allergies, etc. is highly encrypted and can be shared in real-time. The entire process remains HIPAA compliant. “We are excited to partner with TIPAAA to bring innovative, ground-breaking email and digital security technologies to TIPAAA’s established 300,000+ physicians. iSign’s applications offer patented and patent- pending technologies to secure communications between physicians and their clients,” stated Thien Pham, iSign’s chief technology officer. Rather than the typical cobbled together collection of vulnerable tools for email, collaboration, and data storage and transfer, the iSign and TIPAAA offering is a single secure unified suite which includes the following: iMail – the only biometric signature protected email system with 5-factor authentication to prevent hacking and phishing emails keeping doctor-to-doctor and doctor-to-patient communications private and confidential. Real- time sharing of health information is possible in this highly encrypted, HIPAA-compliant environment. iCheckIn – patient check-in kiosk system that streamlines the registration process reducing the wait times at clinics, hospitals and any other facilities that require patients to check-in. Many clients, such as Providence Health Services, have eliminated waiting lines altogether. Additionally, patient information is secured from the moment it’s registered using iCheckIn and remains secure forever. iSecure Protector – computer network monitoring and blocking software that blocks rogue inbound connections and prevents internal attacks. iSecure Protector (Server Edition) – server network monitoring and blocking software that allows IT personnel to lock down the servers from anywhere in the cases of internal attacks or external ones such as attacks via remote desktop protocol (RDP) and Secure Shell (SSH). iSmart Guard – WiFi router hardware that protects all WiFi enabled devices, such as laptops and Internet-Of- Things, from external attacks by blocking all inbound connections and rapidly identifying the outbound bad actors and blocking them. This patent-protected technology has been independently certified by the Arizona State University Cybersecurity and Digital Forensic Center. Al Holloway has stated, “ISign innovative products offer TIPAAA members the technology needed to secure sensitive patient data, meet the requirements of HIPAA and enable members to focus on delivering the highest quality patient care”. Commenting on the partnership, Gerard Munera, the Chairman of iSign International Inc. said, “We are thrilled to be able to offer our unique anti-hacking software to more than 300,000 physicians through our partnership with TIPAA.With the constant threat of email hacking and digital theft, having a trusted and highly efficient electronic check-in system, already used by Providence Health & Services and Yavapai Regional Medical Center, is of crucial importance. TIPAAA will offer our sofware to its physician networks ;its use will not only results in full anti-hacking protection but it will also speed up, and in many cases eliminate the need to have a wait line.”
The IPA Association of America (TIPAAA) is the leading trade association serving Independent/Integrated Physician Associations (IPAs). Founded in 1994 in Oakland, California, TIPAAA provides a wide range of products, services, and educational programs designed to help IPAs operate effectively and successfully in managed care. The association has nearly 677 IPAs, chapters in 39 states (with more in development), and represents more than 303,000 Physicians affiliated with IPAs.