The HIPAA Security Rule provides guidance on several safeguards that must be met to be HIPAA compliant. Among the administrative safeguards is the requirement for a risk assessment of your security management processes. However, a thorough risk analysis affects all three of the safeguards in the Security Rule.
Cloud service providers vary in what they offer and how they operate their data centers, so it’s important to ask the right questions to ensure you’re getting the service you need.
Are you searching for a HIPAA compliant cloud to host your PHI, but aren’t sure what to look for and where to turn? There are many options out there for cloud hosting, but you need to be careful. Choosing a HIPAA compliant cloud hosting service can help you reach compliance, but it’s in no way a guarantee.
Technology changes occur almost daily, and federal agencies need to manage these new opportunities and approaches for the effective delivery of IT solutions.
If you’re a healthcare provider or a vendor providing products or services to the healthcare industry, you understand the importance of protecting health information. Whether you collect, transmit, process, or just store protected health information (PHI), you need to meet the security safeguards of HIPAA.
Cloud computing has become so widespread, some have suggested that it can be viewed as a utility, like electrical power or water. Let’s examine this concept.
There are parts of the cloud that can be treated as a utility, like cables that are utility-owned and managed, and to some extent your ISP’s hardware and services - the internet infrastructure. But what about the servers, routers, lines and management software that are owned and operated by your cloud hosting provider?
ByteGrid is committed to compliant cloud hosting at every level in our organization. It’s built into the way we do things. We don’t have to find creative ways to make ourselves seem compliant. We’ve implemented proven processes for quality assurance, and these are also the very things that ensure regulatory compliance.
ByteGrid’s validated datacenters offer healthcare companies an easy way to take advantage of the cloud without putting their PHI at risk. We’re pleased to announce that Adventist HealthCare has partnered with ByteGrid for HIPAA compliant cloud hosting.
ByteGrid is the premier compliant hosting provider, and the first data center to achieve EHNAC accreditation. There’s a lot that goes into compliant hosting, and few, if any, other providers have put everything in place like we have.
ByteGrid is the world’s first cloud hosting provider to be certified for HIPAA compliance under the EHNAC OSAP accreditation program. We’re #1 in HIPAA compliant hosting, because we’ve been committed to HIPAA compliance from day 1.
EHNAC lists accredited HIPAA cloud hosting providers on their website. Look for datacenters that have the OSAP Data Center accreditation. You won’t find many, and there’s a reason: It takes more than a set of servers and SSL certificates to achieve real HIPAA compliance. There are extensive controls required to make sure that a cloud solution is HIPAA compliant from top to bottom. Without this assurance, you’re at risk for failing an OCR audit, or worse, suffering a breach.