National rehabilitation provider selects Egress Switch to secure confidential patient information shared with external third parties
London – December 2014– Egress Software Technologies today announces that the award-winning encryption solutionsEgress Switch Secure Email and Egress Switch Secure File Transfer have been adopted by forward-thinking rehabilitation services provider Pace Rehabilitation to secure confidential patient information shared electronically.
Founded in 2003, Pace Rehabilitation provides rehabilitation services related to mobility, acting as a single point of contact between patients and specialists from a range of disciplines, including prosthetics, orthotics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and counselling. Moreover, as a large proportion of their clients have suffered major trauma, Pace Rehabilitation’s services also extend to liaising with third party insurers regarding referrals, and providing expert opinion and evidence for legal cases. As this work is heavily reliant upon sharing highly sensitive client information between both individuals and groups of organisations, Pace Rehabilitation identified the need to protect and control this data when in transit.
Scott Richardson, of Pace Rehabilitation, explains: “Every day, Pace Rehabilitation exchanges confidential data with a range of external third parties across the country, including patient sensitive legal instructions from barristers, solicitors, insurers and case managers. As a result, we selected Switch Secure Email and Switch Secure File Transfer to provide a flexible and secure mechanism for this correspondence and any subsequent classified reports that we send, ensuring confidentiality is maintained between us and the intended (sole) recipient, which is particularly essential in litigation cases.”
The first, and currently only, CESG CPA certified email encryption solution, Switch Secure Email offers independent UK Government assurance that it is fit for purpose when sharing sensitive information electronically. In addition, with unique ‘follow the data’ control and comprehensive audit logs provided as standard for all Switch encryption services, users remain in control of the information they send electronically, even after if as reached a recipient’s mailbox. In particular, package restrictions and the ability to revoke access enables users to, if necessary, place limitations on what recipients can do with the information that is shared with them. In addition, recipients of Switch secure packages can reply securely and free of charge.
Speaking about today’s announcement, Egress UK Sales Manager Kelly McCann comments: “Pace Rehabilitation has taken a positive step to protect patients’ sensitive information and provide a secure environment for data sharing. This will bring benefits across all areas of the business, not only increasing patient confidence in the service, and protecting the organisation against potential data breaches and the subsequent ICO fines, but also in providing the efficiency and cost savings that are associated with using electronic communication over physical methods, such as fax and post. We look forward to working closely with the team at Pace Rehabilitation to realise these on-going objectives.”
For more information, contact Rebecca Bailey – Marketing and Communications, Egress Software Technologies:
Tel: +44 (0) 207 624 8500
About Egress Software Technologies
Egress Software Technologies is the leading provider of hosted and on-premise encryption services designed to secure all forms of electronic information and delivered to customers in both the Public and Private Sectors via a single platform: Egress Switch.
As the first, and currently only, CESG CPA Foundation Grade certified email encryption product on the market, Switch Secure Email enables customers to share highly sensitive information over the internet, without the need to manage external third party credentials. The award-winning Switch portfolio of products also includes Secure File Transfer, Secure Web Form and the latest online collaboration offering, Secure Workspace.
Using patented key management, the platform utilises a unique community-based licensing model known as ‘the Egress Trust Network’ that consists of paying and free Switch subscribers, who are able to share information securely with one another using a single global identity.
About Pace Rehabilitation
Pace Rehabilitation Ltd is devoted to provision of client focused rehabilitation services related to mobility and ambulation. The company was established in Cheadle, Cheshire in 2003 by a group of forward looking rehabilitation clinicians deciding to pool their resources and expertise into a single organisation. The founders, with extensive experience, had a vision of creating a highly competent and experienced team that could respond swiftly to client needs. In 2008, Pace Rehabilitation expanded by opening a second clinic, in Chesham, Bucks, providing nationwide coverage.
Pace clinicians deal with a multitude of different cases. A large proportion of clients have suffered major trauma and their treatment is often funded outside by third party insurers. Apart from the provision of rehabilitation services, Pace clinicians are regularly instructed to provide expert opinions by the legal professions.