Telehealth Solution Using AWS Cloud Computing

about the client

The client is a leading provider of telehealth solutions, offering comprehensive healthcare services to support doctors, hospitals, patients, and healthcare support staff in building a robust healthcare infrastructure. 

Their platform serves a wide user base, including millions of mobile app users globally and numerous hospitals across North America that rely on remote patient monitoring to manage thousands of patients.

Client Challenges

Our client faces formidable cybersecurity challenges in managing a substantial volume of sensitive data collected from mobile app users and remote patient monitoring services provided by hospitals across North America. The protection of highly confidential Personal Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is paramount, leaving no room for lapses in cybersecurity.

Given the sensitive nature of PHI and PII, our client’s cloud infrastructure must not only meet but also exceed the stringent requirements of HIPAA regulations. It demands strict adherence to cybersecurity guidelines and best practices, especially when integrating IT solutions with existing hardware systems.

Our Solution

Our dedicated team implemented a robust cybersecurity strategy, incorporating advanced security measures such as access controls and encryption. Moreover, we provided a comprehensive HIPAA-compliant Business Associate Agreement to fortify data protection. We formulated a comprehensive disaster recovery plan and deployed an all-encompassing cybersecurity incident management framework, assuring the secure handling of patient data and full compliance with HIPAA regulations.

 

In our commitment to cybersecurity excellence, we undertook the following initiatives:

  1. Cybersecurity-Centric Cloud Policy: We developed a comprehensive cloud security policy that prioritizes the safeguarding of sensitive patient data.
  2. Enhanced Supplier Cybersecurity Risk Management: We bolstered supplier cybersecurity risk management practices to fortify the entire data supply chain.
  3. Cybersecurity Code Scans: We integrated static security code scans into our development processes to identify and rectify vulnerabilities before they could be exploited.
  4. Advanced Cybersecurity Incident Management Framework: Building upon existing practices, we established an advanced cybersecurity incident management framework that ensures rapid and effective responses to security incidents.
  5. Cloud-Native Cybersecurity Monitoring Solution: We collaborated on the implementation of a state-of-the-art, cloud-native cybersecurity monitoring solution, enabling real-time threat detection and response.
  6. Round-the-Clock Cybersecurity Vigilance: To maintain constant vigilance over our client’s cybersecurity posture, we established a dedicated 24/7 Network Operations Team, ready to respond to emerging threats at any time.

Through these cybersecurity-focused initiatives, we have not only secured our client’s data but also reinforced their resilience against evolving cyber threats, making certain that patient data remains safe and HIPAA compliance is consistently upheld.

Benefits Delivered

Our solution successfully addressed security gaps and enhanced the client’s security posture. This included: 

  • Implementing missing security processes, policies, and operational procedures. 
  • Improving the client’s security maturity ranking across multiple assessment measures. 
  • Ensuring secure handling of patient data. 
  • Ensuring compliance with HIPAA regulations. 
  • Reducing operational costs by leveraging cloud-native solutions. 
  • Enhancing scalability to handle increasing data volume. 
  • Improving system reliability and uptime.

Technology Used

The project involved achieving Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and ensuring security on AWS for the leading telehealth solution provider. The technology stack used includes: 

  • AWS services to create an environment that fully complies with security guidelines.
    – Identity and Access Management (IAM)
    – Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
    – Amazon GuardDuty
    – AWS Config
    – AWS CloudTrail
    – AWS Key Management Service (KMS)
    – Amazon Macie
    – AWS WAF (Web Application Firewall)
    – AWS Shield
    – Amazon S3 Bucket Policies and Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    – Amazon Inspector
    – Amazon VPC Flow Logs
    – AWS Organizations
    – AWS CloudWatch
    – Amazon Detective
    – Amazon VPC PrivateLink
  • Infrastructure vulnerability scans.
    – Amazon Inspector
    – AWS Security Hub
    – AWS Trusted Advisor

About Emorphis

Emorphis Technologies is a world-class software development and solutions company that truly believes in “Innovation in motion”. Delivery innovation on the go at an accelerated pace has been our success mantra to date. Over the years we have provided value to our clients in the fields of enterprise mobility, cloud, IoT, backend development, Big Data Analytics, and Blockchain.

We serve industries ranging from unicorns, and startups to large multinationals in the healthcare, telecommunications, fintech, retail, and publishing industry. Our go-to-market software products – iStatement, iPublisher, and iBuggy have proved our metal with positive beneficial customer testimonials. We help our clients with successful product development, consulting services, and testing (manual & automated).

We have profound experience & expertise in various technologies like .Net, J2EE, PHP, iOS, Android, and Cloud Computing viz. Amazon Web services (AWS), Software QA & testing (Manual & Automation). Our designed products are cloud-ready and can be readily deployed on AWS/Azure cloud infrastructure.

Our pivot on engineering innovation and R&D helps quicken time-to-market, ensuring high quality at economies of scale, delivering cult competency for the global marketplace. We ensure that your ideas, concepts, and requirements are backed by brilliant execution at our end. Having said that we extend end-to-end ownership of product/application design, development, and deployment.

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