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ESC Releases 42 CFR Part 2 Privacy Protection Cloud-Based Software as a Service (SaaS)

Fairfax Virginia–August 2017

ESC has released the latest version of its Security Labeling Service (SLS) as a cloud-based, Software as a Service (SaaS) application for use by Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), Network Providers, and other Covered Entities to detect and protect sensitive substance abuse, mental health, and infectious disease information–known as 42 CFR Part 2 data. The cloud-based SLS receives CDAs, CCDAs, and HL7v2 records, detects sensitive data in the structured and unstructured data fields, and returns either the results to the sender or a transformed record for proper processing according to HL7 standards and specifications.

The result is that HIEs and other entities can now accept and process sensitive Part 2 records knowing that the information is identified and protected. Data protections can be implemented either at the document level with a high-water mark, or at the data element level using masking or redaction per the organizational policies of the senders and recipients. The ESC business model allows transactional billing using a simple credit card.

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