CHELMSFORD, Mass., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Biscom, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise secure file transfer (SFT) and secure fax solutions, today announced new SFT mobile functionality and a new cloud-based SFT solution, enabling clinicians and healthcare staff to more easily share important patient information while maintaining the highest level of security. The company also shared that in 2012, 30 percent of Biscom's business was attributable to the healthcare segment. Healthcare, which deals with some of the country's most sensitive, regulated data, is Biscom's fastest-growing segment.

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"Secure file transfer has become mission critical in healthcare. Email, postal mail, courier services, and rogue Internet file sharing services don't offer enough security to ensure the level of privacy needed to protect patient information, and are often the reason for data breaches," said Bill Ho, president of Biscom. "Healthcare organizations across the country are adopting Biscom SFT because it meets the highest level of security, while being truly easy to use, even for ad-hoc projects. It's as easy as sending an email."

Biscom's Enhanced SFT App Makes iPads Even More Indispensable

Biscom's enhanced SFT for iPad app extends secure transfer to all files on an Apple iPad, including documents, photographs and videos. Physicians and other healthcare professionals can now create secure mobile deliveries of documents, files and multimedia that were downloaded from other iPad apps, such as email or document management systems. The updated app also includes the ability to take a full color, high resolution photo with the iPad's camera and send it securely using Biscom. For example, a physician could take a picture of a wound site or a rash, then securely share it with a colleague, helping expedite care decisions and telemedicine applications.

Biscom has added these capabilities based on customer input by healthcare professionals to meet HIPAA regulations even while away from their offices and desks. These advanced features enhance Biscom's existing SFT for iPad functionality and enable users to securely send and receive documents.

Biscom SFT: Rock-Solid Security, Easy to Use, and Now Perfect for Ad-Hoc Situations

Joining Biscom's SFT solution suite is a new hosted SFT solution for those users who prefer a cloud option. With the same powerful functionality as the on-premises version, Biscom's hosted SFT solution offers a convenient pay-as-you-go model for individuals and small workgroups, such as solo or small group medical practices.

Biscom's SFT solution is as easy to use as email, but far more secure and auditable. It enables employees to easily and securely send, receive, and track any size confidential files and messages, such as patient records, lab and prescriptions orders, and radiology images. Biscom's SFT solutions help covered entities and business associates meet the new HIPAA Omnibus rules and employ rock-solid security measures such as secure socket layer (SSL) for data in transit and AES 256-bit encryption for data at rest.

In 2012, the company made a number of enhancements to its SFT solution line, including the introduction of its SFT for iPad app, and Biscom Secure Fax. Biscom Secure Fax combines the ubiquity of fax with the security of SFT in one easy-to-use solution. Data is secured end-to-end once the documents are transferred to Biscom's secure file transfer software.

FIPS 140-2 Certification

Biscom's commitment to security was just reaffirmed with its FIPS 140-2 certification award, a federal government security standard that accredits cryptographic modules as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Healthcare Organizations Turn to Biscom for Enterprise Fax Needs

Faxing remains ubiquitous in healthcare, bridging the gap between various entities that have varying degrees of digital capabilities. Biscom's enterprise fax solutions, including on-premises fax servers, hosted cloud fax, hybrid solutions, and Digital Fax, are key document communications tools for healthcare entities, including hospitals, practices, payers, labs, and medical device firms.

Biscom experienced the following highlights within its fax business in 2012:

  • Biscom Mobile Fax mHealth BYOD app for Apple iPad/iPhone, Google Android, and Amazon Kindle Fire mobile devices was introduced. Biscom Mobile Fax enables users to receive, view, and send faxes, including the ability to sign documents like patient orders or prescriptions, anytime and anywhere
  • PLUS Diagnostics, a national provider of anatomic pathology services, deployed Biscom's Digital Fax. This full-color, IP-based software solution helped PLUS Diagnostics save thousands of dollars monthly on overnight and telecom fees, while delivering high resolution color images immediately, driving faster patient care and treatment decisions, and improved physician satisfaction
  • Biscom launched its Hybrid Fax Platform, providing healthcare organizations and other businesses with non-stop business continuity and disaster recovery, despite interruptions to web traffic, hardware/software failures or other issues

Please visit Biscom at booth #5950 at the HIMSS13 Annual Conference and Exhibition, March 4-6, 2013 in New Orleans, La.

About Biscom

Founded in 1986, Biscom, headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, is an enterprise secure document delivery company that pioneered computer fax solutions as well as secure file transfer and collaboration. Biscom, the #1 enterprise production fax vendor in North America, is the industry's recognized innovation and customer service leader, and provides many of the world's largest enterprises with document delivery solutions.

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