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ZixCorp Email Encryption Services open secure communication channel with AthletiCo's patients, physicians and partners
In the past, AthletiCo banned the use of unsecure email to communicate protected health information (PHI) in the interest of protecting patient privacy and meeting regulatory compliance standards. By implementing ZixCorp Email Encryption Services, AthletiCo now confidently sends PHI in secure email to patients, physicians and partners while enhancing patient privacy and regulatory compliance.
"We were leery of the many risks of unsecure email. However, we found patients increasingly want to communicate through email. We also knew the convenience of email would enhance communication with referring physicians, insurance companies and other partners," said Joanne O'Malley, Director of Risk Management for AthletiCo. "So, we began looking for a proven solution that opened up that communication channel without jeopardizing patient information or AthletiCo's HIPAA compliance. ZixCorp offered the right solution."
ZixCorp's leadership in email encryption technology and its experience in the healthcare industry were major factors in AthletiCo's selection.
"ZixCorp's team understood our obligations to patient privacy and HIPAA, as well as our concerns with the many challenges email poses. Its experience in the healthcare industry combined with its leadership in email encryption gave us the confidence we needed," said O'Malley.
"Email encryption is extremely complex. ZixCorp Email Encryption Services remove issues related to internet infrastructure, recipient technology, filters, firewalls and security patches for our customers. We handle the complex tasks, while our customers enjoy peace of mind," said Rick Spurr, ZixCorp's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We appreciate AthletiCo's trust in our technology and experience. We look forward to building on that confidence through continued innovation."
AthletiCo sends encrypted email through ZixGateway®, a policy-based email encryption service that automatically scans and encrypts email and attachments that contain PHI. Recipients who use ZixGateway will receive secure email transparently, without any extra steps or passwords. Any recipients who do not use ZixCorp Email Encryption Services can access their secure email using ZixPort®. Recipients using ZixPort experience convenient encrypted email through a secure Web portal and can easily access secure email anytime, anywhere on any mobile device with ZixMobilityTM.
About AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy
Since 1991, AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy has been the proud provider of rehabilitation, fitness, and performance services to many professional teams, performing arts companies, endurance programs, golf associations, volleyball clubs, high schools, colleges, and events in