Covered entities (CEs) and business associates (BAs) with access to patient information such as treatments or payments are mandated to remain compliant with HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and HIPAA Security Rule outline national standards to safeguard sensitive patient data and protected health information (PHI). Where the privacy rule to the storing and sharing of medical records, the security rule more specifically outlines standards for handling electronic protected health information (ePHI).
HIPAA compliant hosting providers and HIPAA compliant data centers must maintain certain administrative, physical and technical safeguards to keep records and personal health information confidential, error-free, and protected. Compliance standards set forth by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services outlines certain physical and technical protections include:
- Physical Security:
Which include expectations for the use of personal health information, secure access to records, and polices for protection and disposal of information. At our Dallas and Plano facilities, we utilize unparalleled quality to ensure all standards are met.
- Technical Security:
That outlines measurements like restrictive passwords and multi-level system protections.
- Technical Policies:
Designed to ensure the integrity of digitally stored medical data and outlines the need for emergency backup and recovery procedures.
- Audit Procedures:
To cover areas including security breaches, and hardware and software tracking procedures.
- Network and Transmission Security:
Outlining restrict network access and transmission of data across a HIPAA compliant network.
Global IP Networks is HIPAA audited and declared compliant since 2015.
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