If you’re a Life Sciences company regulated by the FDA, you know the importance behind validated cloud hosting. You also have a pretty good idea of the benefits of elasticity and availability that you’ll get with a cloud solution. But with each of those benefits, you still need to make sure you have security, compliance, and control of your business critical data.
Here are 3 reasons why outsourcing your HIPAA hosting will be to your benefit. The key is to find the right HIPAA compliant data center with the IT architecture, contractual requirements, and mitigated risks before making your final selection.
“The coming of the cloud presents a tremendous benefit to the Life science community, but with it comes a drastically increased risk profile for iT infrastructure.” ByteGrid’s Vice President of Governance, Risk & Compliance Stephen Ferrell lays it bare in this tongue-in-cheek guide to trusting in your compliant data center. He asks the really tough questions, like what happens if you leave to chance the care of your data that’s priceless and precious?
You may think your HIPAA hosting solution is helping you achieve compliance under HIPAA regulations, but full compliance encompasses more than just the technical requirements. ByteGrid has authored a new e-Book, HIPAA Compliance in The Cloud: The Complete Solution for Compliant Cloud Hosting, to help you determine what needs done to achieve full compliance.
Designing and managing the IT systems required by healthcare providers, health plans, and their business associates—and making sure they comply with HIPAA regulations—requires expert level staff with advanced technical knowledge and a substantial infrastructure. The technical safeguards of HIPAA alone can preclude some covered entities from creating their own data center.
Companies of all sizes are choosing to outsource their IT services for many reasons. First and foremost, a HIPAA compliant hosting solution comes complete with the advanced technical knowledge and expertise needed to design and manage a complicated IT environment. Secondly, a HIPAA compliant hosting solution offers you the advantages of scalability to address changing business requirements and regulations.
With the never-ending coverage of data breaches occurring today, protecting your confidential patient health information is most likely your top IT goal. You need to place a certain amount of trust and confidence in your HIPAA hosting company’s ability to meet HIPAA compliance requirements. But that doesn’t leave you off the hook for proactively performing the due diligence necessary to ensure compliance.
If you need to comply with HIPAA/HITECH regulations, a HIPAA compliant server hosting solution will help you meet compliance mandates if it fulfills the following 6 requirements.
Cloud providers proliferate the market, so what’s a company to do to choose the right solution, especially in light of HIPAA compliance. The task might seem daunting, but this article will help you weed out the misconceptions about HIPAA compliant cloud providers. Since healthcare is a fast-paced industry that is growing rapidly, finding a HIPAA compliant cloud solution that adds to, rather than detracts from, patient care is critical.
You must have a contingency plan in place that governs backup and restore procedures, disaster recovery, and emergency mode operation. But did you know that these contingency plans needs to be periodically tested and revised based on findings?