By Jason Katz
We are just a few weeks into 2017, and companies have already been penalized for non- compliance of the many Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. Setting up national standards, the HIPAA Security rule of 2003 (an add-on to HIPAA of 1996) provided for a series of administrative, technical, and physical security safeguards to assure the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of electronic protected health information. According to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), since 2003, there have been over $48M dollars in penalties doled out for non-compliance.
It’s definitely a must for any healthcare organization to not only understand the complex HIPAA guidelines, but to also ensure its IT infrastructure is in line. Safeguarding patient data and ensuring critical data is secure has never been more important.
The amount of healthcare related data is growing exponentially. All healthcare providers need ways to improve their data sharing capabilities. Hospitals are looking for new ways to improve communications, doctors offices have to ensure they are connected, all the while ensuring compliance across the board. With our new Host.net HIPAA Compliance Package, any sized company, from large medical organizations, multi-location doctors practices to a small independent doctors office, can ensure its specific IT and HIPAA compliance needs are met.
Our team has worked closely with healthcare organizations for years and has a unique portfolio of services tailored to the industry – including cloud, colocation, physical security, cooling and power redundancies, multi-layer network redundancy, and hybrid IT solutions.
Through our custom-tailored and cost-effective packages you can have access to the following:
- Compliance security services
- Colocation with physical security and cooling and power redundancies
- Multi-layer network redundancy
- Hybrid IT solutions – cloud + colo
- Encryption as a Service
- Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
- Audit and Compliance Support
- Virtual Environments
- DR office space, Shared and Private Suites
- Managed Backup / VM replication
To learn more about Host.net’s HIPAA Compliant Healthcare Package, download the company’s data sheet.