- What is HIPAA-Compliant Hosting? HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, which was enacted by Congress to protect sensitive patient data. The act contains a “Privacy Rule” and a “Security Rule,” both of which protect the privacy and set standards for the security of electronic protected health information (e-PHI). Taken together, these rules establish national standards for how companies working with sensitive patient data must ensure that data’s confidentiality, availability, and integrity.
- What is HITECH Compliance? The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) stands for legislation that protects the electronic transmission and storage of HIPAA Personal Health Information (or PHI), now referred to as ePHI (for “electronic” PHI). The The HITECH Act stipulates that healthcare providers will be offered financial incentives for demonstrating meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR). The HITECH Act also widens the scope of privacy and security protections available under HIPAA; it increases the potential legal liability for non-compliance; and it provides for more enforcement. HITECH also ties the HIPAA compliance laws into the business associate, such as an IT/hosting provider.
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When it comes to protecting your organization’s ePHI and ensuring HIPAA and HITECH compliance, you can’t afford to take a risk. Securing the right IT partner—one who is knowledgeable about HIPAA compliancy and understands how to successfully achieve it—can quite literally mean the difference between maintaining a successful business position and risking your industry reputation and bottom line. A solid, comprehensive, and secure IT hosting solution developed by knowledgeable experts from Enterprise Hosting can help you obtain and maintain HIPAA compliancy. Through our Managed Security & Secure Hosting Platform, we can help protect your business from costly fines due to HIPAA compliance violations and avoid breaches of highly sensitive data.