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Ipswich Hospital securely shares confidential documents with Varonis

Antony Savvas | Jan. 5, 2015
The system supports mobile access from any device.

Ipswich Hospital has improved internal and external access to confidential documents by deploying a system from Varonis.

The hospital employs 3,500 and serves around 360,000 citizens of East Suffolk. By using DatAnywhere from Varonis it has been able to reduce costs associated with printing documents, and removed the risk of that printed material going astray.

The system supports mobile access from any device. For example, accident and emergency consultants can now share and conveniently view their work schedule to check shift times, which often change at the last minute while they are away from the hospital.

Karl Kroger, data and security administrator at Ipswich Hospital, said:"Thanks to Varonis DatAnywhere Ipswich Hospital now has a secure connection to its data, end-to-end, making life easier and more efficient for staff, non-executive directors and other organisations with which it interacts."

He said: "Varonis has reduced the cost of regularly printing board papers and minutes, thereby reducing the risk of this printed material going astray. My team and I can see what is being shared and with whom, which is something we couldn't do without Varonis."

The hospital has several boards and committees, comprising a mixture of employees and external members of the public - non-executive directors. Before DatAnywhere, board papers would be produced ahead of meetings and physically circulated, but this is now a thing of the past. Now, external non-executive directors can access prepared and updated board documents remotely.

Kroger said: "For our emergency doctors, who are a little harder to get to simply because they are just so busy and they work shifts, they've been able to get up and running with minimal interaction from IT. Feedback has been that it's intuitive, and we've not had any issues of anyone not understanding what is required."

Ipswich Hospital has also found DatAnywhere invaluable for securely sharing patient documents with third parties such as solicitor firms and other medical professionals.


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