The Advantages of Private Cloud Hosting

Posted by Chris Isham on May 4, 2017

Companies that want to take advantage of private cloud computing have a few options to consider. You can find cloud computing in public, private, or hybrid configurations, depending on your needs and business requirements. You should consider how you will use, host, and distribute your company's processes, applications, and data before choosing a cloud computing option.

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Topics: Compliant Hosting

What is Private Cloud as a Service?

Posted by Chris Isham on April 26, 2017

To understand Private Cloud as a Service, let's first explain cloud computing and how a private cloud is configured.

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Topics: Cloud

Who Needs HIPAA Compliant Hosting?

Posted by Chris Isham on April 14, 2017

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 April 12, 2017

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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Topics: HIPAA

Why You Need HIPAA Compliant Dedicated Hosting

Posted by Chris Isham on April 5, 2017

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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Topics: HIPAA

Finding Affordable HIPAA Compliant Hosting

Posted by Chris Isham on March 29, 2017

The International Data Corporation, a global provider of IT market intelligence, estimates that the explosion of medical data will reach about 2.3 exabytes in 2020. Some experts anticipate this "data tsunami" will create a greater demand for affordable HIPAA compliant hosting solutions to store all this healthcare data. It’s important to find a legitimate HIPAA-compliant data center provider that offers private, hybrid, or public cloud solutions as well as traditional IT infrastructure for colocation solutions. Healthcare organizations need a HIPAA compliant hosting solution that meets or exceeds the administrative, physical, and technical safeguards in the HIPAA Security Rule.

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HIPAA Data Center Requirements

Posted by Chris Isham on March 22, 2017

Many data centers claim to be HIPAA compliant, but there is one way to separate the truly compliant from those who offer unproven claims. The key is to find a data center provider that has gone through a rigorous audit process. 

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HIPAA/HITECH Compliant Hosting Explained

Posted by Chris Isham on March 21, 2017

Healthcare providers, healthcare plans, and health data clearing houses, along with all of their business associates, are federally regulated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). If you deal with electronic protected health information (ePHI), you're considered a covered entity and must comply with the mandates and safeguards of HIPAA and the related HITECH. So you may have heard of HIPAA/HITECH compliant hosting a time or two. 

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

Posted by Michael Duckett on March 19, 2018

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

HIPAA Data Center Compliance Standards

Posted by Chris Isham on March 10, 2017

If your organization has access to electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI), you’re fully aware of the repercussions of not being in compliance with HIPAA regulations. That responsibility and accountability extends to the data center you use to store your ePHI and maintain your IT infrastructure. Whatever type of IT solution you choose—cloud, colocation, managed hosting, etc.—the same HIPAA data center compliance standards apply. 

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