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News Release

Accellion Doubles Number of Healthcare Industry Users, NHS Among New Customers

Mobile Sharing of Personal Heath Information (PHI) Secured with Accellion
Released: 7th November 2013
Publisher: Paul Steiner

Accellion, Inc., the pioneer in providing enterprise-class, secure mobile productivity solutions, today announced that it has doubled the number of it’s new healthcare-industry users around the world in the last 12 months. New customers, such as the South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in the U.K., chose Accellion for its HIPAA compliance, and to increase the productivity of healthcare workers who now, with Accellion, can securely complete their work across mobile, web or desktop devices, anywhere, anytime.

The global healthcare market is expanding, and specifically the wireless healthcare market is expected to grow 20 percent in the next five years, due to new digital applications being introduced to the marketplace. These advances will be key, as the industry is in the midst of a huge transformation, fueled by the need to improve patient outcome while reducing healthcare costs. Government regulations such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), HIPAA and HITECH in the US and the UK Health and Social Care Act 2012 and forthcoming changes to the European Data Protection rules are forcing all organizations and workers involved in healthcare to implement new systems to manage patient information.

“The Affordable Care Act from the US government is dedicated to protecting individuals by providing them with cost-efficient care, and at Accellion we’re dedicated to protecting the confidentiality of patient information, whether it’s in the hands of the patient, a nurse, or a surgeon,” said Yorgen Edholm, CEO at Accellion. “With our solution, people can securely access their personal health records and healthcare practitioners can share personal health information (PHI) to improve patient care, all while maintaining regulatory compliance and data privacy.”

South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, a subsidiary of the UK National Health Service (NHS), the world’s largest publicly funded health service, needed to enable new ways of working that both saved money and increased productivity.  By implementing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies and deploying Accellion, the Trust has been able to achieve productivity gains from the use of mobile devices while maintaining compliance of healthcare information.

“Our use of Accellion is spreading through our organisation like a spider’s web – creating instant, secure collaboration networks with independent providers, health care professionals, and other third-parties,” said David Hayes, IT Operations Manager for South Devon Health Informatics Service. “IT is enabling a new way of working. We have senior executives who now do 95 percent of their work on an iPad, and Accellion ensures this is done in a safe and secure way.”

Since Accellion provides the same level of security for internal and external collaborators, the Trust has also been able to enhance interactions with third-party agencies. For example Accellion workspaces serve as a go-to location with the Care Trusts and residential homes. Teams can work together on individual patient cases and ongoing projects – providing a seamless way to create, edit, and finalise documents.

Healthcare providers around the world that are using Accellion for secure mobile file sharing, syncing and collaboration include: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cardinal Health, HealthNet, Health Workforce Australia, IndianaUniversity Health, Lehigh Valley Health Network, National Health Services, New York Health and Hospitals Corporation, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Seattle Children’s Hospital, South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, The University of Kansas Health Center, and UNT Health Science Center.

About Accellion
Accellion, Inc. is an award-winning, well-funded, private company that provides enterprise-class mobile productivity solutions to enable secure, anytime, anywhere access to information while ensuring enterprise security and compliance. Accellion is the leading provider of private cloudmobile file sharing solutions that provide the ease-of-use business users need while giving the enterprise organisation the flexibility, control and security it needs. More than 12 million users and 2,000 of the world’s leadingcorporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Lovells; Bridgestone; Ogilvy & Mather; Harvard University; Guinness World Records; US Securities and Exchange Commission; and NASA use Accellion to protect intellectual property, ensurecompliance, improve business productivity and reduce IT costs. For more information please visit www.accellion.com or call (650)-485-4300. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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