PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skyflow today announced its new Healthcare Data Privacy Vault, the first zero trust data vault designed specifically for personal health information (PHI). The new vault is delivered as a cloud API, allowing health tech software teams to innovate more rapidly without worrying about patient privacy, data security, or HIPAA and other regulatory concerns. The Healthcare Vault’s customizable data schema supports the “HIPAA 18”—the 18 regulated data types specifically identified by the law—out of the box.
Health Tech Innovation More Important Than Ever
Building innovative healthcare software quickly is more important than ever, as patient expectations for digital solutions grows and patience with old-fashioned systems deteriorates. In addition, the pandemic has shown that well designed and quickly deployed apps can play a key role in helping the healthcare system connect and communicate, and manage crises.
Until now, developers faced a difficult and time-consuming challenge when building these apps: how to handle highly sensitive, and highly regulated, healthcare data in an ever-changing regulatory environment. They had to either invest the time and effort into building their own DIY systems, or rely on a complex patchwork of point solutions, each of which solved only one facet of the problem.
“The world has an urgent need for ever more innovations from the health tech industry. We all want these innovators to move fast—but not at the cost of patient privacy,” said Anshu Sharma, CEO and co-founder at Skyflow. “We created the Healthcare Data Privacy Vault to help health tech developers build fast, knowing that Skyflow will handle data privacy, security, and compliance.”
“Skyflow’s patient-centric data privacy vault is the right approach,” said Jonathan Bush, chairman of Firefly Health and former CEO of AthenaHealth.
A Radically Sensible Approach to Healthcare Data Privacy
Skyflow’s new Healthcare Data Privacy Vault provides a better way. Inspired by the data vaults built internally by companies like Apple, Google, and Netflix that spend tens of millions of dollars on privacy, Skyflow has built a zero trust data vault that any health tech company can put into production in a few hours or days. Development teams can build a Skyflow vault into their apps at the data layer.
The Healthcare Vault was specifically designed for healthcare data. Built into the customizable schema are the PHI privacy data types of the “HIPAA 18,” including common healthcare data fields such as patient names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, insurance details, medical record numbers, and birth dates. In addition, the vault was created with health tech workflows in mind, with secure cloud functions and pre-built integrations to support the most common uses of healthcare data.
The Healthcare Vault ensures data security with a unique polymorphic encryption approach—data is componentized and encrypted using different techniques. All sensitive data is isolated via a virtual private cloud (VPC), and a comprehensive, policy-based access control system ensures data is only used or shared as intended. The vault automatically tokenizes, anonymizes, and/or redacts specific data based on rules set up by the security team. The API-first design ensures Skyflow can fit into any architecture, including legacy systems.
One Vault Solves Many Problems
The data privacy vault approach provides a complete solution, addressing all of the key challenges associated with PII data privacy, including:
- Data Security
- Data Governance
- Data Residency
- Secure Data Sharing
- Secure Analytics
Delivered via a simple REST API, Skyflow can be deployed in a few hours or days.
HIMSS 2021 Activities and Additional Resources
- Skyflow PII Data Privacy Vault page.
- Skyflow will be exhibiting at HIMSS21 at the Caesars Forum Conference Center (Booth C300-30)
- Skyflow CEO Anshu Sharma will be speaking at a HIMSS session entitled “Sharing Sensitive Data in the Age of Data Privacy” scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. in Theatre B at the Caesars Forum Conference Center.
- Skyflow will host a webinar, “The Healthtech Innovator’s Guide to Data Privacy, Security, and Compliance” on Thursday, Sep. 16, 2021 at 10 a.m. PT. Register here to attend.
Founded in 2019, Skyflow is a data privacy vault for sensitive data. Our founders wanted to radically transform how businesses handle their users’ financial, healthcare and other personal data -- the data that powers the digital economy. Inspired by the data vaults that leaders like Apple and Netflix built to handle customer data, our vision was to deliver the same kind of data privacy vault as a simple and elegant API, something any developer could easily build into their application, the same way they use Stripe, Twilio, or Okta. Skyflow is based in Palo Alto, California, with offices in Bangalore, India. For more information, visit http://www.skyflow.com or follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.