Healthcare organizations (including hospitals, claims administrators, doctors' offices, etc.) exist in a high-pressure, highly-regulated environment, and several of those regulations are about keeping and transferring patient data.
Regulations like HIPAA demand that healthcare organizations keep personally identifiable health information confidential, and that they track and report on how that information is accessed.
The challenge is that the systems used must not only be secure, but be simple enough that any staff who need to access the information can do so easily and effectively.
Email, though widely-adopted and easy to use, suffers from a lack of security and an ability to transfer only small files (10MB or less). FTP, though commonly used by IT professionals, is very complicated to use and very insecure.
A local hospital has a wide variety of staff, clients and partners, not all of whom are on-site. Doctors and nurses need to access and update patient information on the fly, while hospital administrators have to manage the access given to the hospital’s billing service, who is then in contact with patients' insurance companies. They had previously used email and FTP – but their FTP system lacked encryption abilities, and email was becoming less scalable and using increasing amount of server resources. To top it all off, neither system lets them manage workflow or enforce appropriate access to patient records.
The solution is online file transfer and storage. These services (like FilesDIRECT) let healthcare organizations store data offsite, which gives redundancy of important information and reduces server load.
FilesDIRECT’s “One-Click Send” system is easy to use; with a simple, customizable public upload page. This allows hospital staff and partners to use the system without time-consuming (and expensive!) training.
Our online file transfers use the same level of encryption as banks and major online retailers (like Amazon). This means healthcare organizations can rest assured their patient information is secure.
Simplicity, security, and built-in tracking means FilesDRECT is the perfect solution for HIPAA compliant file transfer.
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When you're trying to send your files, you assume that once you've sent them off, they arrive at their destination, right?
If you've tried using email to send large files, or to arrange file sharing via FTP, you know that (as the song goes) "you can't always get what you want". Maybe the file's too big. Maybe it got saved to the wrong directory. Maybe your account's been hacked.
Your data is too important to be trusted to "maybe".
FilesDIRECT offers solid architecture that ensures top-notch security and availability. Our secure North American servers make sure that you can both send and receive your files easily, from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Unlike older, outdated models of transferring information, your files are sent instantly, stored securely, and constantly traced, so you always know who has access to your data. As the premium online file transfer service, FilesDIRECT offers you:
Instant email notification lets you know when your file has uploaded
Our system accepts any type of file up to 2GB in size
Includes free online storage for your files
Can be used with any browser or operating system
Industry-leading support for our clients, including live phone support (even for our trial users!)
All account holders can track their files & transfers in real time (by file, IP, email address & time)
All this and more through a simple "one-click" interface. Why leave your file transfers to chance?
There are a number of online storage and file transfer services out there, but are they all created equal?
Of course not.
Unlike other online file transfer services, FilesDIRECT won’t charge you extra to send larger files, or for a minimal (ie: barely noticeable) amount of storage, or demand you have a minimum number of users on your account (each of them having to separately pay the full price, of course).
Our free trial account starts with 2GB of storage, and it only grows from there - the starter plan gives you 10GB of storage and lets you transfer up to 300MB a month.
There’s no “pay to play” with FilesDIRECT: all our plans (including the 30 day free trial) come with our full suite of services, including:
- Detailed tracking
- 128-bit SSL encryption
- Customizable email notifications
- Personalized “drop box”
- Full (phone and online) support
- and much, much more
You get all this starting at just $18 a month. If you want to send large files, FilesDIRECT gives you the most bang for your buck – guaranteed.
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With everything from floor plans and schematics to 3D renderings and CAD files, engineers and architects have to send large files to various people and companies, often in different cities and even across the globe. Whether you are looking for the ability to send large architecture files or email engineering files, FilesDIRECT can solve all your file transfer problems.
With the ability to send files to anywhere in the world with our simple one-click upload and send, FilesDIRECT is the perfect architect and engineer large file transfer tool. Sign up now and start sending your files with:
1. 128-bit SSL encryption for maximum security
2. File sizes of up to 2GB - no email size limitations
3. Compatibility with all operating systems
4. No server setup or hassle from dealing with FTP's
With a new 30-day free trial, you can literally be sending your files in minutes.
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Whether you need to send confidential financial data or personal information, you can never be too careful when making sure it doesn't get in the wrong hands. With so many security issues caused by the vulnerabilities of email (easily hacked) and FTP (opens huge holes in your firewall), you need to make sure you keep your files safe with a secure file transfer service like FilesDIRECT.
At FilesDIRECT, every file uploaded to our secure servers is protected with 128-bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption so that your information stays secret. This is the same encryption protocol used by banks and major online retailers like Amazon.com. In addition, our one-click upload and send offers the easiest secure file transfer possible.
FilesDIRECT is perfect for: hospitals, health care providers, government agencies, financial institutions, universities, and anyone else sending sensitive information online.
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Whether you work in the commercial, TV, or film industry, FilesDIRECT can help you send large video files anywhere in the world. It can be a big bottleneck: between the set, producers, editors, and others all needing access to what's being created, you need an easy versatile solution that doesn't require more training.
With our simple one-click send, your videos will be uploaded and emails instantly sent to recipients for download. Not only that, but your files stay online as long as you choose for continued access.
Never again will you have trouble transfering large video files thanks to FilesDIRECT offering:
1. SSL Encryption for maximum security
2. None of the limitations of email
3. Compatibility with all operating systems
4. No server setup or hassle from dealing with FTP's
With eight different plans to choose from, you can sign up and start sending your files in minutes.
With the ability to upload, send, and store large files online in just one click, FilesDIRECT is the perfect solution for any print or design company looking to transfer large image files. Unlike FTP, FilesDIRECT doesn't require downloading any programs or worrying about setting up any servers - everything is done through your browser and can be used on any operating system.
You avoid couriering cd's back and forth, saving you and your clients time, money and frustration.
FilesDIRECT also uses SSL encryption so that you'll never have to worry about your files getting in the wrong hands. With a variety plans to choose from, FilesDIRECT is the most affordable site for anyone needing to email large images or any other type of media file.
Try FilesDIRECT free for 30 days and start sending your files today!
"They" have promised us from the beginning that everything would work together with everything else. "They" means the computing and software industry - different hardware and software makers have made it a routine assurance that "platform independence" is real. Everything, they say, is a breeze to use whenever and however you want and expect.
So why is it that when it's time to install software, you had better get the right version for your hardware? And with so many new devices in the handheld world sporting one of five or six different operating systems, why is it that basic functions like web browsing are still served by different programs?
The reality is that most business and production hardware and software is still platform-dependent and forces you into one or another paradigm to use it.
Not FilesDIRECT, we don't care what platform you have. We don't force you into one or another kind of software or brand or make or model. All you need is an email account and any web browser.
Sending up to a 2GB file is serious business. Large files filled with critical digital assets - video clips, digitized audio, archives, whatever - need to get where they have to go. You don't want to play around with platform problems in other offices, facilities, cities or continents. You want your stuff where you want it.
That's why we designed FilesDIRECT to be used with only a web browser, and maybe an email client if you happen to use one. Mac, PC, Linux, you name it, FilesDIRECT brings files directly where they need to go.
Why doesn't everything work that well?
If you've never tried to send a large video clip across the Internet via email attachment, let me save you the trouble -- don't bother. Email wasn't designed to haul around large multimedia objects like video and that weakness still shows even at this late date. The problems are:
The File Probably Won't Get There
Video files are big by nature, and with the proliferation of cameras on laptops more video clips than ever are being created. Sharing these clips is key to business in a lot of cases, just like it is for PDFs, photos (JPEGs and GIFs) word processing and spreadsheet documents and all kinds of data types. The problem is that video clips are larger (contain more data) by far than any of these kinds of files. When you send a file using email, the sending program doesn't check with the receiving program if the attached file is too large to make it over, and with video, most of the time it is too large! So what happens is the email is sent - and bounces back with "attachment too large". But sometimes, much worse than that, the second big problem with video email happens:
The Attached Video Didn't Get There And You Don't Know It
The way email works means that a message with a big video file attachment probably won't get where you're sending it, which is bad enough. What's worse is: you might not even know it didn't get there. When email fails, you get a bounce message, but maybe not right away, and maybe not at all. Plus, it's very common that the email makes it over but the attachment is prevented from coming over -- and you are never told! That's no way to conduct business.
The Solution: Files Direct
Because Files Direct doesn't rely on email, any video attachment up to 2GB will make it to its destination! Send along the file and an email confirmation to you and to the recipient appears immediately, taking the mystery and unreliability out of video file delivery across the Internet.
Web-based file transferring has previously been limited by long URL codes. FilesDIRECT has upgraded our system by integrating with bit.ly to shorten lengthy links making them easier to read. Shorter file codes reduce further hassles because less link breakages occur. Also, the need to copy and paste long URLs is eliminated thereby making file transferring more convenient and user friendly. Smaller file codes can also be used with Twitter and Facebook, thereby ensuring clients are able to source all media marketing outlets for their file transfers.