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HIPAA Compliant Hosting for a Web Application – A Real World Scenario

Comic: comparison of PHI to phi (the golden ratio)

Medical organizations – including healthcare practitioners, plans, and clearinghouses – are considered covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. HIPAA was enacted to safeguard the security and privacy of the protected health information (PHI) of patients. Healthcare companies must be compliant with the law to avoid hefty fines. They can choose to work with HIPAA compliant business associates, such as web hosting companies, if they choose.

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Benefis of Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Sam Guiliano March 19, 2014 by under HIPAA Data Centers 0 Comments

How Solid State Drives Benefit Your Cloud Computing

The solid state drive (SSD) has long been considered a preferable solution to the hard disk drive (HDD). However, SSD’s have not made sense for many companies until recently, because their cost has been too high. Now that they are less expensive, it’s possible for all businesses to experience the various benefits of an infrastructure built on this advanced technology.  Atlantic.Net offers SSD Cloud Hosting running many of the most popular hosting solutions. 

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What is a BAA for HIPAA?

When healthcare companies sign up for a HIPAA-compliant IT environment with a Cloud Hosting service, that outside organization is acting as a business associate according to the guidelines of HIPAA. In order to legally work with that organization and still follow the stipulations of the Act, medical businesses must sign a contract with the service (as with any outside party serving in a similar role) called a business associate’s agreement (BAA). Many companies do not understand why they need a BAA and what exactly is involved. Here, below, are the details.

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SSD Cloud Hosting FAQ – A Real World Scenario

Kent Roberts March 7, 2014 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

 A Real World Scenario with Common Questions by SSD Cloud Users

Our blog functions, in part, to present typical interactions between our hosting consultants and individual clients. The users of our hosting solutions often have similar questions, and this “Real World Scenario” series allows us to highlight helpful information provided in these discussions. The below dialogue is based on an exchange between our staff and a potential customer interested in our cloud hosting solutions.

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