"We wanted a situation where we would not have any PHI exposed and we've accomplished that with SQL Provision."
The largest driver for KEPRO was alignment with HIPAA legislation, specifically, ensuring that PHI was not accessible to unauthorized users and that the organization was fully compliant with regular audits.
As a result of the rapid expansion, the development teams were also pushed to tight deadlines, meaning there was added pressure on Joe to make sure a solution for compliance was found in only a matter of weeks.
In order to provide up-to-date data for the dev team, the existing method of backup and restore was no longer suitable with the growing organization. The process was taking over 20 hours a week, limiting these data refreshes to once a quarter, and slowing down test and development work.
"SQL Provision has given us the ability to mask data and push it out to multiple locations almost instantly."
"The database is not sitting there exposed, it never goes out with the PHI in it."
Since purchasing SQL Provision, KEPRO have been able to get the new off-shore development team running and compliant, as well as saving between 15-20 hours a week in provisioning processes and terabytes of disk space.
And importantly, PHI has been successfully masked without jeopardizing the integrity or volume of the data for development and testing purposes. Security numbers, addresses, email address all behave as they should, in the volumes expected. KEPRO is also able to demonstrate to potential customers without breaking compliance rules. They are continuing to deliver the high standard and services their customers expect while complying with HIPAA requirements.