HIPAA-Compliant PubNub Powers Innovative Healthcare Apps

Sep 14, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — September 14, 2015 — PubNub, the leading Data Stream Network for mobile applications and Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that it is fully compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). With HIPAA compliance, patients, healthcare companies and the businesses serving them can send electronic protected health information (ePHI) in real time using PubNub’s secure network. PubNub is helping its healthcare customers create revolutionary products that empower patients to locate the best providers, track how they are feeling and even manage chronic health conditions –all in real time. PubNub enables two-way communication and device control in 1
/10 of a second or less
worldwide via an easy-to-use API and a powerful set of value-added features. By using PubNub, developers have the ability to create the real-time interactions that customers have come to expect. With over 2,000 customers and partners and more than 40 in the healthcare space, PubNub is currently averaging 20 million real-time transactions per minute on over 200 million devices worldwide. “Privacy and security have always been of paramount concern at PubNub, and we’ve always maintained industry-leading security measures with our customers, with multiple data encryption standards like AES and TLS/SSL and the ability to manage permission for real-time apps and data, down to the person, device or channel,” said Todd Greene, CEO, PubNub. “With HIPAA compliance, we can assure customers in the healthcare space that our global Data Stream Network can now be used under full compliance with U.S. law as it pertains to patient data.” Passed by Congress in 1996, HIPAA created national standards for the protection of health information privacy and the means by which that privacy is secured. Under HIPAA compliance, PubNub has a security protocol that meets the policies and procedures required by HIPAA; it has access controls in place that include electronic identification and limit physical on-site data access to a restricted list of people; the transfer of data to and from PubNub is encrypted; and it has audit reports and tracking logs to keep records of activity on its hardware and software. About PubNub PubNub is transforming how people live, work and play within virtual environments. Powered by a platform to build and operate real-time interactivity within mobile, web and IOT apps, our chat, live audience engagement, geolocation and dispatch, multi-user collaboration, and other forms of real-time use cases are enjoyed by millions of people across the globe every day. Founded in 2010, over 2000 companies worldwide choose PubNub because of the speed, reliability, and scalability of our platform and because we help their customers feel more connected to one another, the brand, and the product experience.