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Beyond HIPAA: International Health Data Protection in Europe and Canada

HIPAA is the US’s answer to protecting vital patient data, but are there international “HIPAA” protections for Europeans, Canadians, and other countries – a sort of HIPAA in Europe or Canada? Although healthcare hosting compliance is a major concern of any businesses handling, storing, or transferring healthcare data in the United States, working with personal patient data of Canadian or European patients is subject to different rules. Let’s look at how the European Union’s (EU’s) Directive on Data Protection and Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) regulate patient records and other sensitive information.

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Overview of distributed database types and security

Editorial Team May 1, 2014 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

Overview of distributed database types and security

Many companies have moved from centralized databases to distributed databases, the latter cloud-based services that have significant advantages over the former, older model. However, any new technology within IT raises caution flags as the security concerns are encountered and rectified. The fact is, distributed databases are not new. Companies that have experience and expertise in the field know proper, secure distributed database management, along with tools you need for strong administration.

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HIPAA Compliant Dedicated Server – A Real World Scenario – Part 2

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<<< Continued from Part 1

Consultant (continued): By adding the second server we also had to increase the cost of the daily backup since there is more storage involved. I also had to double the number of Trend Micro Deep Security licenses. I added 8 more Ips, but the IPs are free. You will now have 16 for the two servers. I also added another ( 5 ) VPNs at no extra charge. The updated proposal is attached and summarized below:

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HIPAA Compliant Dedicated Server – A Real World Scenario

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In our Real World Scenario (RWS) series, we review interactions between our consultants and clients considering various hosting options. One of our specialized points of focus is healthcare IT, so our RWS articles have covered numerous situations in which medical organizations – practices, plans, or data clearinghouses – are seeking solutions that meet their needs.

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VPS Mail Server – SMTP for Cloud VPS: A Real World Scenario

Kent Roberts April 24, 2014 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

SMTP for Cloud VPS Mail Server – A Real World Scenario

Looking to set up a VPS mail server? Atlantic.Net can help. We do our best to learn from our customers and provide content in our blog that is relevant to their needs. While we have broad information available through our site, clients often turn to our support staff for detailed queries.

By gathering questions from our hosting consultants, we are able to better tailor the information we provide to meet user needs. We call this series of everyday interactions between our clients and our consultants Real World Scenarios.

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Using Google AdWords Banners to Market Legal Services

Editorial Team April 23, 2014 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

Using Google AdWords Banners to Market Legal Services

Google AdWords has been around for years, but it remains both incredibly popular and reasonably effective. According to WordStream, as of 2012, businesses averaged a 200% return on investment (ROI) with the system, earning $2 for every dollar they paid into AdWords. 1.2 million businesses used the Google service at that time. Attorneys and other legal services use AdWords to drive traffic to their sites just as companies do in other industries.

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SEO Optimized cloud server: Real World Scenario

SEO Optimized cloud VPS: Real World Scenario

One of the primary concerns of any online business is search engine relevance. Various elements are involved in strong SEO, as discussed in our three-part guide “20 Steps to Make Your Content Rank Higher on Search Engines & Increase Conversions.” One common way to enhance your SERP (search engine result page) standing is to install applications on your server that make your site more attractive to the search engines.

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2 Real World Addition & Healthcare Startup Scenerios

HIPAA misunderstanding joke

As providers of HIPAA compliant hosting infrastructures, we publish as much information as we possibly can to help healthcare companies understand the law and find appropriate solutions, whether with us or another company. Along with describing this information generally on our site, we also publish Real World Scenario articles (such as this one) on our blog, allowing customers to see compliance in example real-life interactions between our representatives and customers.

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Maintaining and Testing the Speed of a Website is Critical

Kent Roberts April 11, 2014 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

Maintaining and Testing the Speed of a Website is Critical

It’s sometimes difficult for customers of hosting services to determine which plans and companies will best meet their needs. This challenge has become more pronounced in the era of virtual private servers (VPS’s) and cloud computing. Although distributed virtualization has strongly positive attributes – speed, reliability, redundancy, cost-effectiveness, etc. – it also can be unclear exactly what you are getting.

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