Database professionals face many challenges when striving to achieve HIPAA compliance with their databases. The key to compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule resides in its language: you should implement “reasonable and appropriate” measures. Your risk assessment should identify possible security actions with these two words in mind.
Are you aware that traditional, locally-controlled data storage systems are more at risk of breach than a solution in the cloud? If this sounds surprising to you, you’ll want to read a new e-Book entitled HIPAA Compliance in The Cloud: The Complete Solution for Compliant Cloud Hosting.
Most, if not all, data centers have covered the physical and technical safeguards required under HIPAA regulations. However, most data centers, both commercial and private, fail to properly implement the administrative safeguards specified in 45 CFR 164.308, even though they comprise over half of the HIPAA security requirements.
There are many reasons to outsource your Infrastructure to a HIPAA compliant cloud hosting provider, not the least of which is the advanced knowledge and skills you’ll find and the easy scalability to quickly adapt to changing market and business needs. Assuming you’ve already made the decision to outsource, let’s talk about where you should start to find one.
ByteGrid’s GxP and HIPAA compliant hosting was designed to help health & life science companies enjoy the benefits of cloud computing without putting their products at risk. Our focus is to ensure the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of our customers’ data, and we subject our systems to rigorous validation to mitigate risks to data in the cloud.
Are you confident your chosen data center is HIPAA complaint? If you’re not exactly certain what constitutes a HIPAA compliant data center or are relying on your IT provider to determine compliance, you need to read a new e-Book by ByteGrid, HIPAA Compliance in The Cloud: The Complete Solution for Compliant Cloud Hosting.
Whether you’re a covered entity or a business associate under HIPAA requirements, you need to secure the individually identifiable electronic protected health information (ePHI) in your databases. The best way to reduce your risk is to move beyond mere compliance and ensure comprehensive protection of your systems and data by instituting a complete solution for compliance.
If you’re not already aware, non-compliance with HITECH and HIPAA regulations comes with stiff penalties and consequences that, for some companies, make it hard to recover after a breach. ByteGrid has taken the uncertainty out of what you need to know to be in compliance with a new e-Book entitled HIPAA Compliance in The Cloud: The Complete Solution for Compliant Cloud Hosting.
ByteGrid is the leader in GxP hosting. Not only do we have some of the best technical minds in the business, we have a fully staffed, dedicated compliance department poring over the regulations and auditing our processes to make sure we stay compliant. We’re always watching for new developments, like the FDA’s draft guidance, “Data Integrity and Compliance with CGMP,” issued last week.
Video killed the Radio star and talkies killed the silent movies – ISO13485 just killed the white washed GxP claims of the public cloud (for Med Device anyway). ISO13485:2016 was just released and beyond the requirement that all supporting software applications be validated (4.16), critical suppliers now have to be controlled, monitored (through audits) and most critically signed up to a Quality Agreement (4.15). If you didn’t think being allowed to audit them was a deal killer this surely is, how on earth you are going to produce a Quality Agreement from a Public Cloud provider?