Protecting Those Who Need It Most
Kids come first — that’s the motto of the Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago, one of the nation’s leading pediatric facilities. Illinois’ only freestanding hospital exclusively for kids, Children’s Memorial Hospital is home to more than 1,100 pediatric experts in 70 specialities. It’s the training ground for the prestigious Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University.
Since it first opened its doors in 1882, Children’s Memorial Hospital has provided top quality care to its patients while respecting their privacy. That tradition continues today, and the hospital has carefully put in place security measures to safeguard the personal health information (PHI) of those seeking medical assistance.
“Our patients and their families have put great trust in us,” said Ron Isbell, Information Security Administrator for Children’s Memorial Hospital. “We do everything we can to ensure their PHI remains private.”
Protecting sensitive data a priority
One of the security tools the Children’s Memorial Hospital has implemented is ZixCorp® Email Encryption Services. The hospital’s 7,000 employees can encrypt sensitive data to ensure compliance under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as its own stringent security measures.
Another key reason Isbell chose ZixCorp was that it offered a simple yet powerful email encryption solution that he doesn’t have to manage internally. “I love the fact that it’s a turnkey service and a great one at that,” he said. “The whole process is easy—from installation and implementation to support and service. It’s extremely seamless and very well-managed. We have to do very little—ZixCorp takes care of it all.”
Counting on Security
When you’re one of the fastest growing counties in the state – and even in the country – it’s imperative that you promise your residents the best, most reliable and secure processing of their precious information.That’s why Chisago County of Minnesota chose Zix Corporation (ZixCorp) to provide an email encryption solution to safeguard against identity theft.
“We wanted an encrypted email solution that was simple, easy and effective,” said Jon Eckel, Chisago County’s Director of Management of Information and Communications Systems. “That is exactly what we found in the ZixCorp service.”
Chisago County, known for its great natural beauty and recreational opportunities, is one of the top population growth centers in Minnesota and in the top 100 in the United States.
Eckel says the county quickly recognized the need to upgrade its email security in order to protect private data of both its citizens and businesses. With a growing and valid concern about identity theft, it only made sense to implement an email encryption solution that could secure sensitive data.
“Prior to ZixCorp Email Encryption Services, there was absolutely no use of email allowed for anything remotely confidential,” said Eckel. “Now we can exchange information via email easily and securely.”
For Chisago County, the fact that ZixCorp is a top choice for government agencies at all levels was the number one selling point. “Because their email encryption service is so widely used by federal and state government agencies, as well as other counties, it made us feel comfortable that we were doing the right thing by implementing the ZixCorp solution,” said Eckel. “When you’re exchanging email containing highly confidential information, you want to make sure you’re working with a solution you can trust.”