Patient Data Security at Field Hospitals

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the concept of a field hospital became a much more household term. If you didn’t visit one, drive by one – or know someone who did – you saw third-world-country like images on the news of them popping up in parking lots across the globe.

Even though they may have seemed somewhat archaic to minds that grew accustomed to state-of-the-art medical technology, the ecosystems of these mobile healthcare facilities were high tech.

Still, according to the National Library of Medicine, “field hospitals often face challenges related to the workflow and procedures practiced in the hospital.” That point relates to a number of things, but we’re going to address it in terms of patient data.

When you picture a brick-and-mortar hospital, you think: sturdy, reliable. Confidential records kept inside? Impenetrable. But what about when you picture a mobile hospital? They’re tent-based. There’s a breeze inside. Flimsy? Penetrable?

The patient data gathered on a cot-like bed placed atop concrete or asphalt as the wind shakes the flaps of the tent-roof needs to be protected just like the data inside the ICU.

How do you do that in the field while also making sure all the necessary physicians and other staff can access the information?

Portable network storage devices are a highly secure option. They allow this information to be moved to and from hospital data centers and field hospitals.

The key is using one that’s easily transportable – but also rugged and reliable enough to work in the field without risking data leaks. This allows multiple physicians to access the data system at once – as well share and upload patient data – including scans and photos – securely from a field hospital site.

Introducing the Ciphertex SecureNAS® CX-160KSSD-X, a rugged and reliable portable encrypted server – the lifeline for secure data management in field hospitals. Designed to withstand the rigors of the battlefield, our device ensures uncompromising data security without sacrificing mobility. With its seamless integration and robust encryption capabilities, our portable network storage device boasts a data capacity of up to 480 Terabytes and will empower medical teams to access and manage patient data with confidence, even in the most challenging environments. Trust in our solution to safeguard sensitive information and support frontline healthcare workers in their mission to save lives. For more information on the SecureNAS® CX-160KSSD-X visit our website @

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