Deventer Hospital Chooses SafeNet to Deliver Secure Remote Access to Clinical Data
November 26, 2012
Deventer Hospital, one of the Netherlands top clinical hospitals, serving over 100,000 patients a year, has selected SafeNet’s two-factor authentication solution, SafeWord 2008, to enable secure remote access to clinical applications and patient records by medical professionals.
To continue offering prompt, effective care to its patients, Deventer Hospital wanted medical staff to be able to access critical patient information from remote locations—whether on call or on the road. Given the sensitivity of the data, and the requirement to comply with data protection laws, the hospital needed to ensure that the data was protected from unauthorized personnel at all times, and eliminate the vulnerabilities associated with fixed passwords.
With the implementation of SafeWord 2008 two-factor authentication, authorised users are provided a one-time password that cannot be reused and limits hacks—enabling them to access hospital data from any remote location, and to make immediate clinical decisions based on the most current and complete information. Easy to maintain and cost-effective, SafeWord 2008 seamlessly integrated with the hospital’s Citrix platform and satisfied its vital need for robust security.
“Before we deployed SafeWord, our medical professionals and other employees could not access medical applications and data once they left the hospital. This made it harder for them to do their jobs,” said Niels Nijenhuis, IT Architect at Deventer Hospital, “Now we can provide the convenient access to medical resources that our staff needs, no matter where they are, while ensuring continuous protection of the information patients entrust to us.”