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Asigra Joins Healthcare IT Experts to Address Imperatives for Action

TORONTO – February 14, 2013 – /BackupReview.info/ — Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backup™, recovery and restore (BURR) software provider since 1986 today announced it will present a webinar on the challenges of healthcare data security and provide both strategic and tactical imperatives for action over the next several years. This webinar will examine the broad slate of issues facing healthcare CIOs and other healthcare IT leaders amidst concerns over the security of patient-specific healthcare data. With security breaches increasing in frequency and scope, the concerns in this area continue to multiply.

WHO: Mark Hagland from Healthcare Informatics will moderate a discussion with Eran Farajun, Executive Vice President, Asigra and Mac McMillan, CEO of Cynergis Tek, Inc.
WHAT: Webinar titled “Data Breaches, Data Security, and the Data Future: Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare.”
WHEN: February 19, 2013 at 1 pm Eastern
WHERE: Registration is available at:
http://www.healthcare-informatics.com/webinar/data-breaches-data-security-and-data-future-challenges-and-opportunities-healthcare

With the healthcare industry’s transition to electronic health records (EHR) and the increasing use of mobile devices in the workplace, the volume of digital threats to patient privacy has been on the rise. The financial impact of a personal health information (PHI) breach is now a significant issue for healthcare organizations as a result of HIPAA, The Red Flags Rule and The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009′s Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act’s (ARRA HITECH) Breach Reporting requirement. While the costs of responding to a data loss event can be exceedingly high, healthcare leaders are now confronted with laws in some states[1] that require remuneration of one thousand dollars per patient, per breach. This has resulted in a significant number of class-action lawsuits where the possible liability may surpass U.S. $4 billion.

During the webinar, Farajun will discuss the strategic and tactical imperatives for action in the next several years with respect to securing PHI data stored in data backup environments, laptops and mobile devices. Farajun will also establish a framework of understanding around the current landscape of healthcare data security and the problem with data breaches. He will also identify winning strategies of patient care organizations with respect to data security and HIPAA compliance.

Eran Farajun serves as executive vice president for Asigra, a developer of backup and recovery software that is built for organizations concerned with backup data security, compliance, integrity and recovery assurance. Asigra delivers end-to-end encryption across all protected systems, including servers, workstations, desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Security features include agentless installation and management, encryption key safeguarding, password management and rotation, digital signatures for every file and block of data as well as the destruction of data based on certificate of destruction policies. Asigra delivers the first data recovery solution of its kind to receive U.S. government validated NIST FIPS 140-2 certification for high security standards.

About Healthcare Informatics
Healthcare Informatics provides information technology & IT strategy news for CIOs, CMIOs & clinical informaticists. Learn about EMR EHR, ARRA HITECH, wireless technologies & meaningful use policy. Topics covered include patient safety, point-of-care tech, HIE analysis, electronic medical records, health information exchange networks & hospital administration (financial and imaging news), ambulatory care and business management info.

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About Asigra
Asigra is the leading cloud computing software vendor focused on backup, recovery and restoration with more than 550,000 global installations. Asigra Cloud Backup™ transforms the way businesses manage and protect their data by delivering seamless end-to-end data protection that efficiently scales and easily adapts to any IT environment. With more than 26 years of experience as backup/recovery pioneers, Asigra manages one of the largest business-class backup service provider ecosystems in the world who power their cloud backup services using Asigra technology and provide hands-on local service. Asigra is recognized by leading analyst firms as a top cloud storage vendor. Asigra Cloud Backup was recently recognized with the 2012 Frost & Sullivan North American Cloud Based Data Management New Product Innovation Award and named “Product of the Year” by Storage Magazine. Asigra was also awarded a 5-Star rating in the CRN Magazine’s 2012 Partner Program Guide, named a CRN 2012 Channel Chief, and also named a Best Channel Partner for 2012 by Business Solutions Magazine. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit www.asigra.com

[1] – Confidentiality of Medical Information Act of 1981 (CMIA), California

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Joe Austin
The Ventana Group
(818) 332-6166
joe.austin[@]ventanapr.com

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