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Key Considerations for HIPAA Compliant Hosting

Posted by Chris Isham on Nov 22, 2017 7:00:00 AM

HIPAA compliance is a broad topic. As you research options to ensure your healthcare organization meets compliance guidelines, consider your alternatives carefully. There are administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that you must follow. Quality management, Business Associate Agreement, and security measures are mandatory.  Certifications and accreditation are recommended as they indicate advanced quality metrics and further ensure the safety of your patient electronic personal health information (ePHI.) These considerations only touch the surface.

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Advantages of HIPAA Compliant Hosting Services

Posted by Chris Isham on Nov 21, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Healthcare organizations want to use the latest technologies to deliver better patient care. But with electronic health records, online healthcare portals, wearable medical devices, and other innovations, healthcare IT departments face challenges in protecting their sensitive patient data and adhering to HIPPA regulations. Any non-compliance with HIPAA standards could lead to a cyber attack, hefty fines, criminal penalties, and a damaged reputation.

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How to Buy HIPAA Compliant Managed Hosting

Posted by Chris Isham on Nov 14, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Navigating HIPAA compliance is challenging for every healthcare organization. However, HIPAA compliant managed hosting can help streamline this critical effort and provide an abundance of benefits, if you select the right provider and solution. You want to partner with a provider that offers the highest levels of HIPAA compliance expertise, healthcare experience, and technological savvy.

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What You Need to Know about HIPAA and Hitech Compliant Hosting

Posted by Chris Isham on Nov 3, 2017 7:00:00 AM

While there is no such thing as a HIPAA compliance certification, it is important that you look in detail at your compliant hosting provider’s capabilities to determine if they are qualified to host your data. As a healthcare organization, and a Covered Entity (CE), for purposes of HIPAA compliance, you are responsible for the security and protection of your patients’ electronic personal health information (ePHI).

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Ensuring Data Center Services are HIPAA Compliant

Posted by Chris Isham on Oct 25, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Take full advantage of working with your data center by engaging in managed services. These data center services provide great value and give you the confidence that things like security and disaster recovery are being handled by professionals for your protection and under HIPAA compliant guidelines.

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HIPAA Compliant Infrastructure: What You Should Know

Posted by Chris Isham on Oct 13, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Many data centers share similar infrastructures, however, there are also numerous variations of which you should be aware. When thinking about the basics, they all include racks of servers, power, switches, and cooling units inside a highly secured facility. The difference comes in when considering what is required for a qualified infrastructure specifically for healthcare companies. Keep in mind that some of the biggest security failures are the result of insufficient IT services. These breaches emphasize the differences between HIPAA compliant infrastructures and their mainstream counterparts.

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Requirements for HIPAA Compliant Security in Cloud Hosting Environments

Posted by Chris Isham on Sep 27, 2017 7:00:00 AM

In a joint $4.8 million case, two organizations fined after 6,800 patient records were accidently exposed publicly to search engines. The breach was caused by an improperly configured computer server that was personally hosted. 

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Ask Your HIPAA Compliant Cloud Hosting Provider These Security Questions

Posted by Chris Isham on Sep 14, 2017 4:03:52 PM

Numerous examples of high profile security breaches have made the news this year. These incidents have dramatic effects ranging from large fines to reputation damage and sometimes the complete loss of a business.

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Selecting a Compliant Data Center Provider

Posted by Chris Isham on Aug 31, 2017 9:07:00 AM

Compliance with evolving regulatory requirements grows increasingly challenging for today’s IT leaders. You face a barrage of technology trends that put pressure on data security and availability, including cloud services, the Internet of Things, big data, and wearable devices. Because of these advancements, research firm IDC predicts data center capacity will grow by a staggering 750% in 2020. 

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Trends in HIPAA Hosting Solutions

Posted by Chris Isham on Aug 28, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Keeping aligned with HIPAA mandates requires you to identify and evaluate trends. Some things you can expect in the near term that will affect your operation and the HIPAA hosting solutions you select include: 

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