Zix Corporation provides secure e-mail services to Jewish Hospital

Dallas 08 July 2003The Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services (JHHS), a centre for adult tertiary medical and surgical care in Kentucky and southern Indiana, has selected ZixCorp as its e-mail security provider. The JHHS health care network, headquartered in Louisville, joins Kentucky's two largest health insurers according to number of members that have recently deployed ZixCorp services.


JHHS purchased Zix Virtual Private Messenger (ZixVPM), a server-based secure e-mail solution that will initially enable 1000 users with a secure and private e-messaging channel without the need to create, deploy, or manage end-user encryption keys and software. JHHS will use the ZixVPM HIPAA lexicon that enables the hospital to identify and encrypt protected health information (PHI) in compliance with the security regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

ZixCorp also conducted a ZixAuditor assessment to review the hospital's current e-mail policies and identify e-mail security vulnerabilities. In addition to meeting HIPAA regulations, the hospital selected ZixCorp services as a demonstration for responsible customer care and good general business practice to address the risks of communication over open networks. ZixCorp's interoperability and send-to-anyone capability will help JHHS securely communicate with affiliates, vendors, and physicians.

"After we determined the overall costs of creating our own e-mail security system, we saw what an excellent value ZixCorp services are", stated Dave Pecoraro, VP and CIO of JHHS. "The strength of the built-in HIPAA lexicon, fast implementation, ease of use, and the company's commitment to health care made them the obvious choice for us. We also were impressed by their partnership with the HealthyEmail programme. It's important for us to partner with vendors who understand and support our values and mission within the health care and business community."

JHHS is the parent company of a regional health care network that includes more than 40 health care facilities in 14 counties in Kentucky and southern Indiana and more than 1400 patient beds. JHHS provides a complete array of health care services including hospitals, emergency air ambulance, assisted living, home health care, outpatient, nursing home care, occupational health and rehab medicine.

In 2001, Jewish Hospital, the flagship of JHHS, became the first hospital in the region to earn the Magnet designation, the highest honour for nursing services. It also received the Consumer Choice Award as the most preferred hospital in Louisville for the fourth consecutive year. The hospital recently received recognition from the HCIA-Sachs Institute and the Human Motion Institute for excellence in providing orthopaedic care to patients and was named a 100 Top Orthopaedic Hospital from the Orthopaedic Benchmarks for Success study.

"ZixCorp continues to garner market share nationally and is building momentum in Kentucky", stated Daniel S. Nutkis, vice president of strategy and products for ZixCorp. "Along with our other area health care organisations, Jewish Hospital represents a growing preference for ZixCorp e-mail security services in the state of Kentucky and throughout the country. Our comprehensive, yet cost-effective, simple-to-use solutions bundled with seamless interoperability and our commitment to health care is becoming the easy choice for the industry."

Jewish Hospital is an internationally renowned high-tech tertiary referral centre, developing leading-edge advancements in hand and microsurgery, heart and lung care, home care, rehab medicine including sports medicine, orthopaedics, neuro-science, occupational health, organ transplantation, outpatient care, plastic and aesthetic surgery and primary care. Site of the world's first and the nation's second successful hand transplant, the world's first and second successful AbioCor Implantable Replacement Hearts, the hospital is also federally designated to perform all five solid organ transplants: heart, lung, liver, kidney and pancreas.

Zix Corporation is a global provider of e-messaging management and protection services. ZixCorp offers a portfolio of managed on-site and hosted e-messaging solutions to protect organisations from viruses, spam, and electronic attack, while delivering the ability to enforce corporate policies and securely send to anyone. ZixCorp's advisory services and secure e-messaging solutions enable organisations of any size to streamline operations, avoid obsolescence, mitigate risks, and leverage the cost and time efficiencies of e-messaging.

Leslie Versweyveld

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