The adoption of cloud services is steadily rising across the healthcare industry as organizations push for better access to medical data. For a leading university hospital system, the move to the cloud helped make terabytes of protected health information (PHI) accessible to their more than 40,000 employees, from medical practitioners to field researchers. While a strong cloud foundation is a key element of digital transformation, it also introduces security issues that can lead to a data breach when executed without proper controls in place.This hospital is consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the United States. With outpatient activity exceeding 2.3 million patient visits and more than 42,000 patient discharges in 2020, the hospital generates mountains of PHI every day. Because of the sensitive nature of this information, they must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a federal regulation that governs health information privacy and security. According to the hospital’s Associate Director of IT Enterprise Applications, “It’s all about preventing PHI data loss.” Needless to say, the hospital system turned to Lookout to help secure their increasing reliance on cloud services. With an initial mix of both on-premises and cloud solutions, protecting all their data in a compliant manner as they migrated to full cloud adoption was challenging. The pandemic further complicated matters by accelerating the process by months or even years.