Private cloud or public? Encryption – addressable or a must-have? Cloud for email and document storage, or enterprise-class infrastructure? As HIPAA continues to evolve with the deadline of the final HIPAA omnibus rule coming up (Sept. 23), it’s a good time to get a refresher on health IT security.
In case you missed these articles on HIPAA cloud security, I’ve compiled a top 5 (so far) of the must-read guides to navigating data and application hosting in the cloud for healthcare organizations of all types, including providers, insurers, software as a service (SaaS), and any other group that touches patient data.
Encryption is continuing to garner attention for its security benefits – learn more about healthcare encryption and the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule from a health IT attorney and a CPHIMS (Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems) in our upcoming webinar, Removing the ‘Cryptic’ from ‘Encryption’ – HIPAA and the Meaning of Secure PHI.
For a complete guide to HIPAA technical, administrative and physical security, read our HIPAA Compliant Hosting white paper. This white paper explores the impact of HITECH and HIPAA on data centers. It includes a description of a HIPAA compliant data center IT architecture, contractual requirements, benefits and risks of data center outsourcing, and vendor selection criteria.
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