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Healthcare Security

Protect Patient Data

In healthcare, providing quality treatment to patients is paramount — from the operating room to your computer or mobile device. Leave security to Duo, so you can get back to the business of saving lives.

Secure and Easy Access Control

Weak authentication is serious security threat to healthcare organizations, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) recommends using two-factor authentication and strong access controls to help mitigate security risks related to remote access to patient data.

To reduce the risk of unauthorized access, Duo provides a strong, easy-to-use two-factor authentication solution for your staff, consultants, vendors and other third parties. In addition, Duo’s Trusted Access platform provides a multi-layered defense to secure users, devices and applications across your entire IT environment.

Identity Proofing & EPCS Compliance

Verifying doctors’ identities can be a tedious process and can take weeks or months to process. Duo has partnered with to conform with Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substance (EPCS) compliance requirements for identity (ID) proofing within minutes.

Physicians can verify their identities online by self-enrolling with Duo, answering a few security questions, and downloading the Duo app or by registering their token to approve e-prescriptions. With Duo Push, they can sign e-prescriptions in seconds by approving push notifications sent to their phone.

Doctors can also use a variety of other methods to complete two-factor authentication. Duo provides security reports for auditing, tracking and compliance. Duo also integrates with leading electronic healthcare records (EHR) vendors, such as Epic.

Protect EHR Applications

Integrate Duo’s trusted access platform with your electronic health record (EHR) systems in order to protect access to patient data and streamline authentication for healthcare professionals. Learn more about Duo for EPIC EHR.

Safeguard Patient Health Information

Duo’s two-factor authentication can help healthcare organizations meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines for mitigating risks associated with remote access to systems containing patient data.

In addition to satisfying components of HIPAA guidelines, Duo provides readiness for passing audits, including the ability to provide timely reports to show required evidence.

Trusted Access

Duo’s trusted access platform can help your organization secure patient data and meet EPCS and HIPAA compliance requirements. Duo's solution ensures only trusted users and trusted devices can access every application. Our solution easily integrates with nearly every popular web, cloud, on-premises application, VPN, remote access gateway, and many other applications.

With Duo’s single sign-on (SSO), your users can securely access all of their enterprise cloud applications by logging into a web portal once, saving time and increasing productivity. Designed for ease of use, Duo lets you get back to the business of saving lives.

Reduce the Risk of Ransomware

Malware infection, including ransomware, is commonly the result of exploited software vulnerabilities that target outdated software.

Duo mitigates the risk of out-of-date devices accessing your electronic healthcare record (EHR) systems and spreading malware by checking the security health of every device at login.

Using Duo’s device access policies, you can block any at-risk devices or notify users to update their devices.

Gain Visibility

Duo gives you deep visibility and data into who and what type of devices are accessing your systems and applications. Duo provides actionable data on operating system, platform, browser and plugin versions including passcode, screen lock, full disk encryption and rooted/jailbroken status for corporate issued or Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD).

Gaining this visibility enables you to establish more granular access controls over systems and applications. Plus, you can get a complete overview of your IT environment, allowing you to quickly detect and mitigate risks.

  • “Duo makes it easier to meet regulatory requirements than you ever thought it could be.”

    — Kristianto Purnama, Network Systems Engineer, Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital
  • “Duo increased our security and was an easy tool to deploy; every organization should consider them immediately.”

    — Chad Spiers, Director of Information Security, Sentara Health
  • “We comply with state and federal mandates for Electronic Prescriptions of Controlled Substances by using Duo for two-factor authentication.”

    — Kimberly Sucy, IAM Supervisor, Rochester Regional Health System
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Healthcare Information Security Guide

New security risks may pose a threat to the privacy and security of patient data. Read this collection of articles to get an understanding of the latest themes and issues in healthcare information security today.

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