Cybersecurity and Privacy

Accelerating Patient Privacy and Data Security


On a special edition of the Accelerate Health podcast, we continue our series of spotlights on unique digital health startups that are changing the face of healthcare. Each of these companies were also featured at the hybrid event for HIMSS Global Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas.

With data sharing a key component of AI in healthcare and other software innovations, ensuring patient privacy and data security are at the top of most organizations’ priority lists. However, creating data vaults with these requirements can be time consuming and costly.

This week, we speak to Anshu Sharma, co-founder and CEO of Skyflow. Inspired by the data vaults built internally by companies like Apple, Google and Netflix that spend tens of millions of dollars on privacy, Sharma and his colleagues aimed to build  a zero-trust data vault that any health IT company can put into production in a few hours or days. The new vault is delivered as a cloud API, allowing healthcare software teams to innovate more rapidly without worrying about patient privacy, data security, or HIPAA and other regulatory concerns. In the wake of COVID-19, Sharma shares with us how this type of security is needed now more than ever as we develop more virtual care technologies and patients' information is being shared on digital platforms in exchange for services and goods.

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