Who Needs HIPAA Compliant Hosting?

Posted by Chris Isham on Apr 14, 2017 10:30:00 AM

The federal government is serious about protecting electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI). The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires compliance with its safeguards; in fact, violations of a single HIPAA regulation can result in significant fines, criminal or civil charges, and possible jail time.

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Topics: HIPAA

Debunking Myths About HIPAA Compliant Hosting Storage in the Cloud

Posted by Chris Isham on Apr 12, 2017 7:20:17 PM

Healthcare organizations that are considering moving to HIPAA compliant hosting storage in the cloud are faced with some weighty decisions. Public, private, or hybrid: the choice can seem daunting. Add to that several misconceptions about HIPAA compliant cloud hosting storage, and the right solution becomes obfuscated.

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Why You Need HIPAA Compliant Dedicated Hosting

Posted by Chris Isham on Apr 5, 2017 6:31:34 PM

If you are searching for a HIPAA compliant hosting solution, here are the four most important reasons you need HIPAA compliant dedicated hosting to ensure the privacy and security of your electronic protected health information (ePHI). 

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CEO Perspective: Is Quality Management a critical element of compliance?

Posted by Michael Duckett on Mar 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

As the CEO of a company focused on providing highly secure, compliant services, it is somewhat astonishing to me that there are companies in our industry that do not truly understand and, as a result underestimate what it takes to be capable of providing true regulatory compliance.

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Topics: HIPAA, Compliant Hosting, GxP, Compliant Colocation, Compliant Cloud, 21 CFR Part 11, Quality Management, CEO, QMS

Anatomy of a Compliant Outage Response

Posted by Rebecca Santorios on Mar 2, 2017 11:18:22 AM

On February 28, 2017, a widespread outage, or, as the hosting provider called it, “high error rates”, took down many prominent websites. We at ByteGrid look at any incident as a learning opportunity, and we were immediately busy measuring ourselves against compliant hosting requirements for an outage like this.

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Topics: HIPAA, Life Sciences, Cloud, QMS

HIPAA Compliant Private Cloud Hosting

Posted by Chris Isham on Feb 21, 2017 8:30:00 AM

If your healthcare organization has very specific high demand resources, a HIPAA compliant private cloud hosting solution would best meet your needs. In a private cloud hosting environment, all resources are completely dedicated to your company and are entirely customizable. For example, organizations that deliver Software as a Service or provide or host healthcare solutions and records would benefit from a private cloud hosting environment.

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HIPAA Compliant Public Cloud Hosting

Posted by Chris Isham on Feb 14, 2017 8:30:00 AM

There is a cost-effective way for smaller healthcare organizations to migrate their data to the cloud and still achieve HIPAA compliance. By using a HIPAA compliant public cloud hosting solution, startups and small companies can get a scalable, flexible environment that can grow with them while paying under a manageable pay-as-you-go pricing structure.

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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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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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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