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ClearDATA Automates Compliance on Google Cloud with ClearDATA Comply„¢ SaaS Service

By Pharma Tech Outlook | Monday, August 31, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas - ClearDATA®, the leader in healthcare public cloud security, compliance and privacy, today expanded their ClearDATA Comply„¢ Software as a Service (SaaS) compliance management product to automate compliance risk mitigation and remediation for healthcare applications built on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This expansion of Comply for multi-cloud further facilitates continued rapid innovation and digital transformation for all pharmaceutical, payer, provider and healthcare IT applications and therefore immediately supports the rapid public health response of the widespread coronavirus pandemic.

Healthcare organizations across the country are increasingly depending on the public cloud to address the growing demand for telehealth solutions, identify new solutions for population health analytics, scale lab testing capabilities and accelerate development of clinical drugs. By making ClearDATA Comply available across all three public clouds, ClearDATA empowers healthcare organizations to better maintain compliance and secure patient data with real-time compliance checks and automated remediation.

ClearDATA utilizes Complys automated safeguards to uphold the healthcare requirements of security and compliance on the cloud, ensuring our healthcare partners implement and maintain the highest standards of protective measures before, during and after the pandemic, said Chris Bowen, Founder and Chief Privacy & Security Officer at ClearDATA. During the pandemic, HIPAA proactively adjusted regulations in order to create the necessary flexibility for providers to address patients immediate needs in an evolving environment that allowed hospitals to share infection rates and treatment data in such a way as to control the virus spread. While this is the right thing to do in the face of such a crisis, the healthcare industry should remain vigilant “ cybercriminals are opportunists by nature and this crisis does present them with an expanded opportunity.

ClearDATAs deep expertise in both public cloud and healthcare compliance enabled it to meticulously engineer its flagship SaaS product to detect and immediately remediate compliance deviations as well as provide visual reporting of the environments compliance status that can be used as proof to auditors. As of today, Comply automatically configures over 50 controls across 19 of the most commonly used GCP services that process, transmit or store sensitive patient data (PHI/PII) including Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and Google Compute Engine (GCE). This gives GCP healthcare customers confidence to further adopt AI and machine learning technology to innovate within their cloud environment.

Comply software may also be packaged with ClearDATAs optional managed services to drive a security and compliance approach from the beginning, advising and implementing the appropriate networking and access management strategies. The combined solution allows ClearDATA to form strategic partnerships with organizations, building proactive security and compliance practices as their cloud journey extends and scales. ClearDATA managed services are coupled with a comprehensive and customizable Business Associates Agreement (BAA) which extends beyond any BAA with the public cloud and includes additional layers of protection such as indemnification.

As a Premier Partner with GCP, ClearDATAs healthcare compliance expertise strategically guides clients through the digital transformation process, empowering them to leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics on the Google Cloud. ClearDATA has been closely collaborating with Google for years to support its sensitive data workloads with plans to continually integrate new HIPAA-eligible GCP services with Comply - helping healthcare organizations reduce operational costs, gain better insights into their patient data and develop next-gen solutions to benefit providers and patients.

ClearDATA launched the Comply multi-cloud solution in December 2019 and is now available on all major public clouds including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. With Complys expansion into GCP, healthcare organizations can now automate compliance on the public cloud of their choosing with a multi-cloud view of compliance within a single pane of glass.

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