How Successful Companies Approach HIPAA Compliant Cloud Services

Posted by ByteGrid Admin on December 14, 2017

Bytegrid_Dec-ABMBlog-Healthcare2_preview.jpegThe decision to work with a cloud hosting provider is typically not made in isolation. IT operations are often very complex and require a variety of solutions, integrations, and connections in addition to determining where each of the applications will live and who will manage them. There is a great deal of planning and continual evolution that goes into assembling a successful IT operation.

The cloud hosting portion of the decision process is a significant one as it introduces a third party into the equation. There is nothing more important than choosing the right hosting provider as your partner, particularly for regulated companies. Careful consideration should be taken when making this selection, specifically as it relates to compliance.

ByteGrid has a history of working with healthcare companies and has a staff of experienced healthcare IT veterans that enable us to specialize in HIPAA compliance and meeting the highest standards. Most of our successful healthcare customers take a well-defined approach to selecting a HIPAA compliant cloud hosting provider and continue that rigor throughout the review process for adding additional services during the engagement.

Planning for the future is extremely helpful even when initially selecting your HIPAA compliant hosting provider. For instance, if you expect you will want advanced security services in the future, it is important to confirm that your new hosting provider offers those services so that you can sign on for that when you are ready.  

HIPAA Compliant Cloud Services to Look for:

Compliance

Healthcare companies require stringent Quality Management & Security protocols to comply with the many standards, certifications, and accreditations. Look for an experienced team of professionals that are CISA, CRISC and CISSP certified, and confirm your provider offers managed compliance services. At ByteGrid we offer three key categories: Continuous Auditing, Asset Discovery and Monitoring, and Reporting and Audit Support.

Security

Never compromise on security. Spend as much time as necessary to ensure your provider offers fully managed security solutions in the areas of threat detection and prevention. By partnering with the top cybersecurity companies in the world, ByteGrid offers the following.

  1. Security Analytics and Automated Intelligence
    • Quickly detect unknown threats. AI capabilities learn patterns of threat behavior in your environment and reduce false positives.
  2. Unified Security Management
    • Identify, analyze, prioritize, and alert on new and emerging threats.
  3. Firewall as a Service (FWaaS)
    • Ensure a properly managed firewall is part of your holistic hosting solution to avoid downtime or compromised data.
  4. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection
    • Automatically monitor traffic and blocks DDoS attacks while leaving good traffic uninterrupted.  

The ByteGrid Difference

ByteGrid is the leading provider of HIPAA compliant cloud services. Our EHNAC accreditation and SOC 2 + HITRUST certification is objective evidence that ByteGrid’s HIPAA hosting solutions are second to none. Contact ByteGrid today to schedule a tour of one of our HIPAA compliant data centers.

For more recommendations on HIPAA compliant cloud services, download the Executive Guide: “How to Select a HIPAA Compliant Cloud Hosting Provider.

Topics: Cloud