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Privating Company vs. Belly-Up Cloud VPS Hosting

Adnan Raja July 28, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

  • Financial Stability of Cloud Providers
  • Stats on Private Company Growth
  • Characteristics of Private Companies – Highlights
  • The Private Hosting Advantage

Financial Stability of Cloud Providers

This video – “Cloud VPS Hosting Companies Are Dropping Like Flies” — discusses that many cloud hosting companies are shutting down. That makes sense. There has been a huge amount of money injected into the cloud industry, which means there have been many startups. When it comes down it, startups are test businesses. They haven’t proven themselves capable of maintaining solvency. While you may want to run technological test projects yourself, you never want to serve as a guinea pig in an infrastructure experiment since that puts your online presence at risk.

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Cloud Scalability for a Limitless App Launch

Brett Haines July 27, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

  • What is Scalability?
  • Tech Definition #1
  • Tech Definition #2
  • Scalable SSD Cloud

The above whiteboard animation discusses numerous benefits of using SSD cloud for the hosting of your app: ease, time-to-market, freedom, affordability, cost flexibility, and scalability. Scalability is one of the most exciting features of cloud: distributed virtual servers make the resources available to each independent system essentially limitless.

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Do I Need to Be HIPAA Compliant?

Adnan Raja July 24, 2015 by under Healthcare IT 0 Comments
  • Who Needs to Be Compliant?
  • The Role of the Healthcare Clearinghouse
  • Interviewing Business Associates
  • Making Strong HIPAA Choices

Who needs to Be Compliant?

You need to be compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act if you are a covered entity or business associate. Business associates are a catch-all group that includes any company performing a service for covered entities that exposes it to protected health information (electronic health records or other data). Covered entities include health care providers, health care plans, and health care clearinghouses.

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How to Comply with HIPAA

Brett Haines July 23, 2015 by under Healthcare IT 0 Comments

How do you comply with the Health insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)? This article covers the four basic elements of the regulations. It also discusses myths associated with the basic compliance testing method, security risk analysis – most notably that a HIPAA risk analysis checklist is insufficient for compliance.

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How Do I Protect Privacy with HIPAA Compliance Controls and Safeguards?      

Brett Haines July 15, 2015 by under Healthcare IT 0 Comments

There are plenty of checklists and guidebooks out there related to HIPAA compliance. However, it helps to go to the source to see what specific HIPAA controls are necessary to safeguard protected health information. Here are specific details on how to follow the Security Rule, as indicated directly by HHS guidelines:

  • Basic Guidelines
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Administrative HIPAA Controls
  • Physical HIPAA Controls
  • Technical HIPAA Controls
  • The Role of Business Associates

Basic Guidelines

The Security Rule states that healthcare organizations must properly protect ePHI using reasonable administrative, technical, and physical HIPAA safeguards.

The following must be achieved:

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How Do I Test My HIPAA Compliance?

Adnan Raja July 14, 2015 by under Healthcare IT 0 Comments

We all want simplicity, but there’s no getting around the fact that compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is complicated. However, you can use a couple of checklists along with penetration testing of your system to verify that you have hit all the bases.

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What Software Should I Use to Help with HIPAA Compliance?

Brett Haines July 13, 2015 by under Healthcare IT 0 Comments

Rather than just listing HIPAA-compliant software, this report gives advice on all the fundamentals, along with a few misconceptions about the kind of robust security environment that is necessary to maintain HIPAA compliance.

  • Proper Network Segregation
  • Tackling Encryption
  • But That’s Not All…

Proper Network Segregation

Security via obfuscation is not a legitimate way for a healthcare company to do business. This tactic is primarily used by small practices that have historically been using their own servers.

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