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HIPAA Compliant Hosting by Atlantic.Net™ is SOC 2 and SOC 3 certified, HIPAA and HITECH audited and designed to secure and protect critical health data, electronic protected health information (ePHI), and records. We are audited by qualified, independent third-party auditing firms to demonstrate our leading security and compliance services.
Whether you're looking for comprehensive, fully managed HIPAA compliant hosting solutions for your HIPAA servers or unmanaged hosting solutions, we can assist you with all your HIPAA compliance hosting needs. Our high-performance HIPAA-Compliant Website, Database, and Storage servers are available as both Dedicated Servers and Cloud-based HIPAA compliant environments and backed by our 100% uptime guarantee.
The web hosting platform is secured to industry standards and provides a highly durable, feature-rich solution, powered by the latest tech, offering breakneck performance - available in both dedicated and cloud server environments and backed by our 100% uptime guarantee.
HIPAA-Compliant Web Hosting plans provide ultra-fast data processing capability in a highly available HIPAA-compliant web server. The fast loading speeds of our highly available HIPAA-compliant web servers come with security safeguards, high performance, and guaranteed reliability.
Need Windows? No problem!
Our HIPAA-Compliant Windows Hosting supports all versions of:
If you are running older versions of Windows we can still help. Get in touch today!
Need Linux? No problem!
Our HIPAA-Compliant Linux Hosting supports:
We also support FreeBSD and Arch Linux.
These preconfigured apps start in seconds and with only a few clicks of a mouse. The apps include:
The Cloud Hosting and Storage service is audited and certified to the required standards of the HIPAA Security Rule by an independent third party. The service is architected for enhanced privacy and ultra-secure access controls; the result is all the benefits of the cloud in a consumable, compliant service.
What's included? Take a look for yourself:
HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Storage is ideal for mission-critical applications without having to compromise speed, security, and reliability; it’s ideal for storing large datasets, file transfer, file storage, online storage, imaging, and health records that require enhanced encryption.
Atlantic.Net’s SBS is user-friendly, highly redundant, easily accessible, and scalable. The system is ideal for running a mission-critical HIPAA-compliant application platform that requires robust and scalable block storage. Need to run large queries on datasets? No problem! SBS has low latency and high performance for any HIPAA-compliant cloud storage workload.
For more information click here to learn more about our Secure Block Storage (SBS).
Need a secured, reliable, and high-performance database? We’ve got you covered!
Security, scalability, high-speed data transfers, and performance are the focus of our HIPAA Database Hosting Solutions. Atlantic.Net’s HIPAA Database solutions offer fast provisioning, ongoing management, and round-the-clock monitoring of your databases.
Our superfast solutions work with a variety of SQL platforms, both proprietary and open source. Whether you are hosting sensitive healthcare records or large data sets and images, you can rest assured that your databases will be backed by our 100% uptime SLA!Supported Databases
Atlantic.Net’s HIPAA Database solutions offer fast provisioning, ongoing management, and round-the-clock monitoring of your databases. We understand that system performance is critical in supporting your business performance, we provide:
Microsoft SQL Server can support small or large data warehouses in a user-friendly package. Data is secured with Always-On encryption technology, row-level security, dynamic data masking, transparent data encryption (TDE), and robust auditing. The Enterprise editions support high availability and disaster recovery, offering fast failover, easy setup, and load balancing.
MySQL features easy access and interaction with the server. Triggers, stored procedures, and views enhance development efficiency and productivity. MySQL allows developers to roll back transactions and commit them to crash recovery. It supports a large number of embedded applications, making MySQL very flexible. It is faster, cost-effective, and reliable, and a solid security layer of MySQL protects sensitive data from intruders..
PostgreSQL is a general-purpose object-relational database management system that allows custom functions using a variety of programming languages. PostgreSQL allows you to define your data types, index types, and functional languages. To enhance the system to suit your needs, you can develop custom plugins, such as adding a new optimizer.
What is the Atlantic.Net difference? Why should you trust Atlantic.Net with protected health information (PHI)? This is why:
As an experienced HIPAA-Compliant hosting partner, Atlantic.Net has an extensive history of building, managing, and maintaining a robust healthcare IT platform and HIPAA-Compliant cloud environment, one that is inherently secure and designed from the ground up to protect electronic patient health information (ePHI). Our customers can directly plug into this web hosting service knowing that ePHI data integrity is protected.
Below you will find a couple of examples of our HIPAA Windows, and Linux dedicated server packages to help you comply with the HIPAA Security Rule. Our pricing for HIPAA dedicated servers is based on term commitment.
CPU Up to 112 CPU Cores
RAM Up to 2 TB of RAM
Disk Custom Build Storage
Redundant Storage RAID 1, 5, 10, 50, or 60
IP Addresses IPv4 and IPv6, Private and Public
Monthly Bandwidth Up to 10Gbps
FIPS Disk Encryption
Encrypted Data At Rest
Implementing HIPAA compliance can be complicated. HIPAA compliance hosting involves integrating server hosting solutions with security and managed services to achieve HIPAA compliance. This also means that the end solution would include a Business Associates Agreement. We have compiled an easy, solution-oriented HIPAA web hosting requirements checklist, in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Security Rule. Atlantic.Net can help provide all these components to help deliver HIPAA-Compliant Server Hosting Solutions. Below are nine elements you need for a HIPAA-Compliant hosting environment for HIPAA Web Hosting, HIPAA Database Hosting, or other HIPAA hosting setups:
View the full HIPAA Compliant Hosting Requirements Checklist.
HIPAA compliant hosting is a web hosting solution that meets and exceeds the required physical, administrative, and technical safeguards mandated by the HIPAA regulations of 1996, including the subsequent Security Rule and Privacy Rule amendments of 2003. Managed service providers, HIPAA covered entities, and relevant third parties are bound by these regulations to protect and uphold patient data integrity.
HIPAA is the common abbreviation for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a US federal law enacted during the Clinton Administration.
HIPAA was signed and enacted into law on August 21, 1996. The law was created to uphold the data integrity of protected health information (PHI) and offer guarantees to patients about how their data was handled.
In 2003, the Privacy Rule and Security Rule amendments were introduced to govern the handling of electronically protected health information (ePHI) between healthcare practices and business associates. The Privacy and Security Rules outlined several safeguards designed to keep patient data safe.
Yes, electronic protected health information (ePHI) is subject to HIPAA regulations. HIPAA legislation has adapted as the healthcare industry and the technology it uses has changed throughout the years. If you handle ePHI, look for a hosting provider with HITECH accreditation, as HITECH specifically relates to electronic records and increases the legal liability for non-compliance, and enforces tougher penalties.
The 2003 HIPAA Privacy Rule amendment introduced a new administrative safeguard declaring that all covered entities must have a signed HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) in place with all Business Associates (BA) and Covered Entities (CE) that manage, process or archive Protected Health Information (PHI).
A BAA exists in order to keep personal health records safe and confidential. Having a BAA in place with a provider is absolutely key, but that document does not necessarily guarantee that your vendor is actually maintaining HIPAA compliance. Because that’s the case, every covered entity must vet different providers to gauge their true level of HIPAA compliance and, in turn, expertise in guiding you forward.
As a business associate, Atlantic.Net is happy to sign a BAA with our healthcare clients who need web hosting.
HIPAA-Compliant Hosting solutions with Atlantic.Net are a lot more affordable than you might think. Our specialists are standing by to discuss your HIPAA requirements. If you would like to experience a 30-day limited free trial, head over to our HIPAA Portal and start your HIPAA hosting journey today.
HIPAA compliance is difficult for HIPAA-compliant hosting providers to achieve as there are many physical and technical safeguards that a HIPAA-compliant cloud computing infrastructure must fulfill in order for a cloud service provider to meet HIPAA requirements. For this reason, a free web hosting service that can ensure HIPAA compliance is impossible. We do, however, offer some of the very best rates for HIPAA-compliant hosting services in the United States, and our infrastructure is some of the fastest available. We also offer a 30-day free trial of our HIPAA-compliant hosting services, so head over to our portal and get signed up for a web hosting trial.
A HIPAA-Compliant hosting environment requires specialist configuration, management, and upkeep. The cost varies depending on what is in scope. Costs are incurred because extra steps are needed to safeguard data, meet regulations, and undergo audits. However, for those who need it, HIPAA hosting is worth the cost, especially considering legal liabilities for healthcare providers and their business associates when patient data is breached.
Overall, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for enforcing HIPAA safeguards. Controls are also built into the legislation that makes it mandatory for healthcare providers and institutions to self-report any expected breaches.
The Final Omnibus Rule of 2013 introduced further liability rulings for web hosting providers and instructed the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to enforce the expectations of the Omnibus Rule.
The Breach Notification Rule enforces a legal obligation on the healthcare institutions to report any breaches, and this may include any failings discovered during the annual auditing of records.
The fines are very steep for HIPAA Violations. There are four tiers of fines and the fine paid depends on the severity of the incident:
We always recommend consulting legal advisors if you are unsure whether HIPAA legislation applies to your business. The general rule is that if you process or store protected health information that can identify a patient, then the rules apply and you'll need a HIPAA-compliant hosting solution if you want to store that electronic protected health information in the cloud or on a dedicated server. If the data is anonymized, the rules can vary; once again, seek legal advice if you are not sure.
HIPAA cloud hosting offers strategic advantages and alleviates headaches for our customers. A HIPAA-Compliant Hosting solution ensures that all the physical, administrative, and technical safeguards of HIPAA are met with your Atlantic.Net services as long as you consume those services appropriately and maintain proper safeguards on your side as well. You can find many more details on the advantages here.
Certifications help showcase your provider’s expertise and tenacity in maintaining the best HIPAA-Compliant environment. Look for SOC 2/SOC 3 certifications and HITECH and HIPAA Audited partners. To review all Atlantic.Net certifications and partnerships, click here.
Managed hosting providers are not allowed to falsely advertise HIPAA compliance; however, what parts of a HIPAA audit HIPAA compliant hosting providers will provide services for to get your team to full HIPAA compliance will vary. HIPAA is a federal law, and as such, it is illegal to breach the conditions of HIPAA and could result in hefty fines.
While some vendors might say they are "compliant," responsibility remains with the HIPAA-covered entity to ensure that they are engaging with truly compliant business associates. The only real way to ensure they are is if they have a solid BAA in place and have an audit of their HIPAA-compliant hosting solutions performed. Some competitors may say they offer HIPAA-compliant hosting solutions, but they might only be talking about a server or a specific part of their service. It is best practice to always perform an audit of the environment to ensure no assumptions are being made between the hosting providers and the healthcare organizations.
One significant advantage of outsourcing HIPAA hosting is the additional optional managed services. Managed services, such as offsite backups, server management, an IPS, vulnerability scans, anti-malware, and network security, can be bolted onto a hosting services package. For detailed information about the managed services available to the healthcare industry from Atlantic.Net, check out this page.
While the features your HIPAA-compliant solutions need will depend on your requirements, these are a great start: Fully Managed Firewall, Multi-Factor Authentication, Intrusion Prevention Service, Antivirus Deep Security, Server Management Service with Auto-Patching, and On-Site and Off-Site Backups.
The level of technical customer support required will vary depending on your internal IT team’s resources and man-hours available. By default, 24x7x365 customer support is a must when it comes to HIPAA-compliant hosting requirements. Selecting a provider that also provides phone support, ticket support, tiered support, and consulting services is a must in HIPAA-covered industries. With the extra level of customer support available, it will ensure you and your team are never left trying to figure out an issue.
While databases are not inherently HIPAA-compliant, cloud hosting providers can deliver the services required to make compliance easy. HIPAA legislation requires organizations to implement the following to ensure compliance:
To maintain a HIPAA-compliant server, you must follow a distinct set of guidelines. You should:
Sensitive data can be stored in a HIPAA-compliant cloud, as long as the necessary technical safeguards are met by the HIPAA compliant hosting provider, such as having access controls, encryption, and a signed BAA in place.
Merely securing a signed BAAs will not guarantee healthcare organizations' compliance with HIPAA guidelines. A Covered Entity and its Business Associates must work closely together to ensure that they comply with HIPAA legislation, implementing key security features, such as multi-factor user authentication, industry-standard encryption, and activity monitoring (some web hosting companies offer HIPAA compliance monitoring). Partnering with a trusted HIPAA-compliant cloud hosting provider such as Atlantic.Net can take the hassle out of compliance.
This page was updated with the latest information on August 28, 2021.
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