Are Managed Cloud Services HIPAA and HITECH Compliant?
August 25, 2017
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The Internet is no longer in its infancy. Digital technology has evolved into the Internet of Things (IoT), characterized by cloud computing models that have allowed unprecedented knowledge and communication. The HITECH Act is seven years old and we’re a decade post-HIPAA.
Yet health care professionals are still skeptical that the Internet is safe for patient data. Many still suggest that putting data into the cloud is a violation of HIPAA or HITECH privacy compliance.
This article will help you answer the question once and for all — are managed cloud services HITECH and HIPAA compliant?
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HITECH and HIPAA and Managed Cloud Services
We’re sure you’ve heard a lot about the data breaches occurring at hospitals lately. A July Becker’s Healthcare article reports there have been 179 breaches in health care so far this year.
Interestingly, the health care data breaches that have made the news lately were of on-premise legacy operating systems that failed to be upgraded with the latest security patches – and most of the breaches came from phishing emails.
Advances in cloud computing have improved the security of the services found on the net. When health care providers engage an outsourced IT provider in a managed cloud services arrangement, it ensures compliance with HIPAA and HITECH.
Clearly, cloud-computing models are now fully compliant with HITECH and HIPAA. But what are some of the requirements you should consider when hiring a managed cloud provider:
TOSS C3 helps health care providers with compliant and secure managed cloud services. From assessments to implementation, we help you take advantage of cloud computing models while ensuring your data remains safe from cyber breach.
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