The Importance of HIPAA Compliant Cloud Backup

Posted by Chris Isham on Feb 8, 2017 4:16:10 PM

Organizations in the healthcare industry are feeling the pressure to utilize new technologies to keep up with both federal mandates for protected health information (PHI) and to provide the best care possible to patients. One key service built on cutting edge technology is the use of the cloud for backup purposes. While it’s crucial to back up your PHI so nothing important gets lost, you need to ensure your cloud backup solution is HIPAA compliant.

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Topics: HIPAA

Understanding HIPAA Compliant Cloud Services

Posted by Chris Isham on Jan 30, 2017 8:08:42 PM

Healthcare organizations are turning to the cloud for HIPAA-compliant services such as applications, storage, and networking because they offer improved security for IT systems and operational efficiency usually at cost savings to support their critical business operations. In addition to the cost savings, HIPAA compliant cloud services offer a variety of benefits like remote file sharing, the ability to quickly and easily expand storage, and developing custom applications that allow organizations to create a dynamic infrastructure ready to handle their future needs.

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Topics: HIPAA

3 Questions to Help You Determine Your Colocation Services Needs

Posted by Chris Isham on Jan 10, 2017 2:12:10 PM

The average colocation contract is between 3 to 5 years, and some can expand to between 5 and 15 years. Even if you opt for a short-term contract, that doesn’t mean you want the hassle and expense of changing data center locations every 3 years. It’s imperative that you choose a colocation service provider who can meet your current and future needs. 

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Topics: Compliant Colocation

HIPAA Compliance for 2017

Posted by Rebecca Santorios on Jan 9, 2017 10:13:32 AM

The New Year is right around the corner.  Time to shake off the cobwebs & set the goals for 2017.  For me, that means setting compliance goals for the year.  An easy place to start is with those high-value items that come to the top every year.  We in regulated industries know that compliance isn’t something you can just do once & forget about, & the new year is a perfect time to look back at lessons learned and to start checking off the base items for this year.

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Topics: HIPAA, security, Compliant Cloud

Data Center Colocation Services Checklist

Posted by Chris Isham on Dec 30, 2016 4:37:27 PM

If you’re considering migrating your in-house data center to a colocation services provider, you’ll need a handy checklist to ensure you choose the best provider.

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Topics: Colocation

How to Choose the Best Data Center Solution

Posted by Chris Isham on Dec 23, 2016 6:49:27 PM

Your mission critical business applications and data are the life force of your company. And if you’re in the healthcare and life sciences industries, or deal with sensitive government data, your number one priority is compliance.

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Topics: Compliant Hosting

Data Center Migration Best Practices

Posted by Chris Isham on Dec 15, 2016 8:17:14 PM

At some point in time, you may be facing a data center migration for any number of reasons. How you handle the resulting headaches will determine how successful your migration is.

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Topics: Compliant Hosting

What Makes For Smart Data Center Hosting?

Posted by Chris Isham on Dec 9, 2016 12:30:00 PM

The data center is the heart of technology for businesses. It’s what lets your company do more, expand, and create and maintain your business critical information.

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Topics: Compliant Hosting

Choosing a Data Center Colocation Provider vs. Building Your Own

Posted by Chris Isham on Dec 6, 2016 10:46:13 PM

If your business is growing and expanding, you may find yourself at a crossroads. Which is better: choosing a data center colocation solution or building your own. 

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Topics: Compliant Colocation

OCR Guidance on HIPAA & Cloud Computing

Posted by Rebecca Santorios on Dec 6, 2016 9:26:56 AM

In October, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR), announced the release of their guidance on HIPAA and cloud computing.  The guidance clarifies some of the requirements for health organizations that want to make use of the cloud.  Here are some highlights:

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Topics: HIPAA, Compliant Cloud, EHNAC, OCR