Zix Corporation Delivers for Non-profit Health System

Zix Corporation, the leader in hosted services for email encryption and e-prescribing, today announced that the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System has chosen to renew its 4,000-seat license of ZixCorp’s policy-based Email Encryption Service for the next three years. ZixCorp boasts a 100 percent renewal rate in its Email Encryption business, measured on a revenue basis.

The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System was organized in 1984 as a non-profit Louisiana corporation to operate three major medical centers in Louisiana. The organization originally deployed ZixCorp’s Email Encryption Service in April 2005. The service provides an easy and cost-effective way to ensure patient privacy and regulatory compliance for corporate email. As the leading email encryption service provider with more than 8 million protected email recipients, ZixCorp’s vast encryption directory allows seamless encrypted email delivery to healthcare organizations, insurers, financial institutions and regulators, including the federal banking regulatory agencies. This solution is ideal for the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, which encompasses more than 7,000 team members as well as 17 specialty hospitals and outpatient joint ventures.

“Safeguarding the privacy of patients’ health information is of utmost importance to our customers,” said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. “With our Email Encryption Service, organizations like the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System can easily communicate with one another, their partners and their patients with the confidence that any emails containing personal health information will be protected.”

{The patients at Our Lady Health System should rest easy knowing that email communication is safe and secure. Unfortunately many of these emails contain personal health information that patients have not given consent to be disclosed or have any way of knowing to whom it is disclosed. Insuring that communication is locked down and secure is NOT the first step; giving patients control over access to their health records should be first. Why does the healthcare system violate patients’ rights to control who can see personal health information? ~ Dr. Deborah Peel, Patient Privacy Rights}

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