Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Enhances Patient Privacy and Improves Provider Communication with ZixCorp Email Encryption
Convenience and reputation among key factors in selecting ZixCorp
BURLINGTON, Mass. & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 30, 2013-- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), the leader in email encryption services, announces Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has selected ZixCorp® Email Encryption Services to provide secure email to 6,000 internal users. In using ZixCorp's solution, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center enables efficient, secure communication while meeting regulatory obligations to protect patient privacy.
"We are constantly working to balance our patient privacy obligations with our commitment to deliver efficient, quality care," said David Reis, PhD, Lahey Health's CISO and Vice President of IT Governance, PMO and Security. "ZixCorp's solution allows us to securely communicate patient data without compromising clinical processes or inconveniencing our colleagues."
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center uses ZixGateway® to enable physicians, nurses and many departments, such as financial services and information technology, to exchange secure email with primary care providers (PCPs), business associates, regional hospitals and other outside partners. Recipients who use ZixGateway automatically receive encrypted email transparently in their inbox. More than 500 organizations exchange transparent encrypted email securely with Lahey Hospital & Medical Center without taking any extra steps or entering passwords. Recipients who do not use ZixCorp Email Encryption Services can exchange secure email through ZixPort®, a secure Web portal.
"The convenient and often transparent experience that ZixCorp provides for our partners is an invaluable benefit of ZixCorp's email encryption solution. Combining ZixCorp's ease of use with its reputation for providing a highly secure and dependable service to healthcare providers, insurers and other business partners made ZixCorp the right choice for Lahey Hospital & Medical Center," said Dr. Reis.
ZixCorp's easy to use email encryption also addresses Lahey Hospital & Medical Center's need for a secure, efficient communication method with outside PCPs.
"By implementing email encryption, we provide outside PCPs with timely updates on their patients through a convenient, secure and uniform process," said Dr. Chi Huang, Lahey Health's Associate-CMO of Lahey Hospital and Department Chair of Hospital Medicine. "The response has been positive. Our providers appreciate the value of a service that creates opportunity for improved quality of care and reduces risk of data leaks."
"Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a prestigious healthcare institution, and its trust in ZixCorp is a great endorsement for our email encryption solution," said Rick Spurr, ZixCorp's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "As we continue to expand our presence in the healthcare industry, our service becomes easier and easier for our user community due to the ever increasing transparency in the network. This is reflected in the 500 plus organizations that already exchange secure email with Lahey Hospital & Medical Center without any change to user workflow; not even a password is required."
About Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, a physician-led, nonprofit group practice, is world-renowned for innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment, and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center nurses also earned Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a recognition only achieved by five percent of American hospitals. For more information please visit our website at www.Lahey.org.
About Zix Corporation
ZixCorp offers industry-leading email encryption and a unique email DLP solution to meet your company's data protection and compliance needs. ZixCorp is trusted by the nation's most influential institutions in healthcare, finance and government for easy to use secure email solutions. ZixCorp is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol ZIXI, and its headquarters are in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.
Source: Zix Corporation
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