HealthHeart Keyqo Announces A New Healthcare IT Security Product
A new IT security product has been unveiled by HealthHeart Keyqo. The company has decided to develop a security monitoring tool, that aims to track the transfer of important data within and out of a specific clinic’s network.
The company's CEO, Mark Rudnitsky, said that they have a small ‘agent’ that gets installed on each machine on the network and it monitors all the traffic coming in and out of it. At the same time, it interfaces with an intrusion-detection system (IDS), that tells to it certain ‘patterns’ to look for, which indicate patient data is being compromised.
Furthermore, if the patterns are being detected by the agent, it will report to a central server what it was able to find.
Rudnisky commented about it:
“The server will take those logs, encrypt them, and store the information on a private blockchain (this is a requirement so we’re HIPAA-compliant?. So no matter if the machine is compromised by an attacker, the logs can never be modified. There’s a dashboard/admin console that the end user utilizes to see any alerts or indicators of compromise, as well as separate tools for storing customer data, reporting, and billing.”
Moreover, Velvetech, Keyqo’s software partner provided an estimate of Phase One completion, which will be done in about three months. The first things that need to be completed are the IDS and the blockchain components with the agents and dashboard following later. The original blockchain EHR concept has also been temporarily placed on hold.
Rudnitsky seems very optimistic on the pivot to HCIT security software. He said that the cost of healthcare data is higher than never before. And every single record breached can cost around $380 dollars. He believes and explains that healthcare organizations need the blockchain security solutions that the company is building.
They are able to integrate it with any IT system that hospitals or clinics use without needing a full EHR migration or system downtime. Providers can secure their patient data without even thinking of compromising the quality of the care.
Apparently, the pivot to security seems to be working very well. An important number of hospital chains have reached out to Keyqo and the company has been developing awareness among Illinois podiatry clinics.
Rudnitsky is also confident about what the future is preparing for them. He said about it:
“What we’re doing right now in the HCIT space is nothing short of revolutionary. The recent increase in healthcare blockchain companies shows exactly how forward-thinking we were when we started back in September. We’re the vanguard, bringing healthcare IT into the 21st century. the future looks bright for Keyqo.”