Key Considerations for HIPAA Compliant Hosting

Posted by Chris Isham on April 12, 2018

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 November 21, 2017

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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Compliant Managed Hosting for Regulated Companies

Posted by Lisa Ackerson on November 15, 2017

As a regulated company, you are under the most stringent regulations for the privacy and security of your data. If you are like most healthcare and life sciences companies, however, IT is not a core competency. As a result, compliant hosting providers become a preferred option for many organizations.

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How to Buy HIPAA Compliant Managed Hosting

Posted by Chris Isham on November 14, 2017

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 to Look for in a Compliant Hosting Services Provider

Posted by Lisa Ackerson on November 8, 2017

Finding the best option for hosting your business systems and data can be a challenge. How do you know if you are choosing the best compliant hosting services possible for your business? Let’s look at a few of the top managed services you should require from your compliant hosting services provider:

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Advantages of GxP Compliant Hosting Services

Posted by Lisa Ackerson on November 7, 2017

Many organizations have migrated to outsourced hosting services. But if your company operates in a regulated industry, such as life sciences, you face unique challenges with this model. The chance of a data breach, invasion of privacy or loss of control can make you think twice about relying on a third-party service.

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What You Need to Know about HIPAA and Hitech Compliant Hosting

Posted by Chris Isham on November 3, 2017

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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The Importance of Data Center Compliance for HIPAA and GxP Applications

Posted by Lisa Ackerson on October 30, 2017

Healthcare and life sciences companies have some of the most demanding requirements for availability, confidentiality, integrity, and security of data and electronic protected health information (ePHI). Considering the proprietary and personal nature of the healthcare and life sciences industries, it can be catastrophic if there is a breach, compromised data, or security attack against an organization.

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Data Center Regulatory Compliance Requires Focus and Expertise

Posted by Lisa Ackerson on October 27, 2017

Data center regulatory compliance requires a complex set of policies and procedures be put in place, documented, maintained, and executed by highly trained personnel 24 x 7 x 365. These compliance requirements extend to your data center provider who must follow the same high level of regulations as your company. It is crucially important to consider the data center partner you choose carefully to be sure they have appropriate staff, facilities, and policies in place to eliminate costly risk to your company’s reputation.

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Ensuring Data Center Services are HIPAA Compliant

Posted by Chris Isham on October 25, 2017

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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