HIPAA Compliant Hosting


New European and Californian data privacy regulations are creating a significant challenge to achieving the HIPAA disaster recovery safeguards

While achieving HIPAA-compliant status has always been a significant accomplishment for cloud hosting providers, organizations that process electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) for the purposes of business continuity and disaster recovery recently had two major constraints added on top of HIPAA compliance requirements.

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What is the HIPAA Security Rule?

The Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted into law by President Bill Clinton on August 21st 1996. In a landmark achievement, the government set out specific legislation designed to change the US Healthcare System now and forever. The new rules have handed control back to the patient over how their personal information is processed and maintained, while also encouraging healthcare institutions to embrace and migrate to digital technology.

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How to Find the Best Hosting Platform for HIPAA-Compliant Forms

Whether you are a pediatrician, an emergency room doctor, or a psychologist, collecting patient information through an online form is more efficient than using paper forms. 

And amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s also a lot safer to have patients fill out forms through their phone or laptop instead of filling out paper forms using shared pens and clipboards that may have lingering germs.  

However, online forms carry their own unique risks and challenges, mainly related to HIPAA compliance.

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HIPAA Compliance Checklist & Guide 2020: What Is HIPAA Compliance?

Adnan Raja February 19, 2020 by under HIPAA Compliant Hosting 0 Comments

Overwhelmed with HIPAA compliance? You’re not alone. Compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is important to the covered entities and business associates that are expected by the federal government to follow the law and be HIPAA compliant.

However, the requirements of HIPAA and its regulatory agency, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are not as rigid as they first may seem. We’ve detailed the broad concepts required to understand HIPAA or HIPAA compliant hosting in this article, which serves as a beginner’s HIPAA Compliance Guide; further below, you will find our HIPAA Compliance Checklist.

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Why is Encryption So Key to HIPAA Compliance?

Kent Roberts February 14, 2020 by under HIPAA Compliant Hosting 0 Comments

Encryption is fundamentally important to meeting the guidelines of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Encryption is critical to meeting HIPAA compliance because encryption cloaks your most sensitive data from unauthorized viewing. This digital process uses standardized protocols to scramble all the data that is transmitted by a user into a code that makes it undecipherable. In other words, encrypted information is unreadable to any computer peering (accessing it) between the source and destination. Only the person sending the message and the one receiving it can see what is being communicated. In order to decrypt the information back into readable information, digital tools called keys are needed. Keys let the sender and receiver see the data and, afterwards, encrypt it again so that no one else can see it.

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Healthcare Hosting Checklist 2020: What is HIPAA Compliant Healthcare Hosting?

What should you look for in a good healthcare hosting provider? Healthcare hosting providers must comply with HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, which means they must protect and secure patient records. When you look at healthcare hosting providers, you want to know how HIPAA audit-ready the healthcare host is.

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Most Common HIPAA Violations & Tips to Stay Compliant

Sam Guiliano October 22, 2019 by under HIPAA Compliant Hosting 0 Comments

HIPAA Violations & Tips to Stay Compliant

The Security and Privacy Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protect every patient’s health information. Healthcare providers, health plans, and health clearinghouses are the three categories of organizations that are considered covered entities under the Act, so all businesses in those industries must be well aware of HIPAA requirements.

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Healthcare Cybersecurity in 2019: Lessons We’ve Learned

The healthcare industry has been a primary target of data hackers for several years. There are numerous reasons for this. First, the healthcare industry offers a lot of valuable information to successful hackers – social security numbers, names, addresses, Medicaid ID numbers, medical records, health insurance information, and more – can all be scraped from a successful breach. It’s a literal goldmine for hackers.

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