Recently I was researching a soon to be published article on NFC (Near Field Communications) and it’s impact on Healthcare EHR (Electronic Healthcare Records).
What I found was quite interesting. Actually I was amazed. It’s been a while since I was amazed by one particular company’s dedication to finding a solution.
Anyone want an interesting read, look at the Seattle Children’s hospital case. Gemalto, a company I knew little about just one week ago has dropped a bomb. They’ve answered my wish list for plugging the biggest hole in IT security in the last three decades. Neither company are clients of mine, but Gemalto is doing stuff that is leading edge both security and work flow. I work Financial, Healthcare, The Cloud, BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices), and Social Network market segments as an IT Security Expert. It is finally nice to see a company that’s in this with the proper perspective. This is not an endorsement. It is a statement of my observation. And I don’t impress easily.
The solution that impressed me? Gemalto is using NFC (Near Field Communications) to secure endpoint access control. Finally when a user steps away from an endpoint, it closes down immediately. And the industry is Healthcare, the industry whose data breach rate for 2011 was astronomical. I’d like to commend Gemalto and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Together they likely have taken a leap that will lead to all industry closing an open door in IT security that has been open for nearly 30 years. And in an effort to secure Electronic Health Records from the ridiculous data breach rates of 2011.
Bravo Seattle Children’s Hospital!
Together you two have taken a giant step that may eventually end identity theft. Two more noble companies I’ve not found. In a world where corporate profits seems to have short circuited consumer protection, I applaud both parties!
EHR is about to become safeguarded. Finally!