Today’s healthcare organizations use more devices than ever before. There are roughly 10-15 devices per patient bed — and that doesn’t even include traditional devices like workstations and mobile devices.
Asset management is critical for healthcare organizations to demonstrate compliance to the HIPAA Security Rule. Healthcare organizations must have reliable, up-to-date asset inventories so they can understand where ePHI is stored, maintained, received, or transmitted.
But historically, security and IT teams haven’t been able to rely on their asset inventories because they’re often outdated and don’t have detailed device information.
The Axonius Cybersecurity Asset Management Platform helps healthcare organizations:
Healthcare facilities are challenged to understand the current state of every device, while keeping devices fully operational.
Many of today’s medical devices run on older, unsupported software like Windows XP. These devices are harder to discover and manage through scanning and agent-based approaches that risk impacting availability.
Axonius helps healthcare facilities identify unmanaged devices, apply missing security controls, and track associated users with devices by providing healthcare providers with agentless asset discovery.
Benefit and insurance providers have to secure personal health and medical data, while also providing quick data transfer to care providers, partners, and affiliates. They also have to ensure user privileges, since employee misuse, errors, and insider threats often expose personal health data.
Healthcare IT firms have rapidly adopted cloud capabilities to ensure uptime and performance, and increase accessibility of care services. Telehealth providers have also come to rely on cloud for better sharing and accessibility of healthcare data.
With the dynamic nature of cloud computing, it has become even more challenging for covered entities (like telehealth companies) and healthcare IT providers (business associates) to ensure HIPAA compliance.
Axonius allows healthcare IT and telehealth providers to discover and unify all cloud assets from major providers. Once all cloud assets are seen in Axonius, healthcare IT and telehealth teams can compare cloud assets against industry benchmarks, and identify misconfigurations and overly permissive user access rights.
“The time saved on the manual audit itself is valuable, and I can conservatively say that we’re 70% better off than we were before now that we have Axonius.”