Achieving HIPAA Compliance with The Evolve IP Compliance Cloud
As innovation and regulation drive rapid evolution in the healthcare space, security and flexibility with mandated healthcare-related compliance are top of mind for healthcare leaders. These same drivers are providing opportunities and, in some cases, consternation for IT professionals and compliance officers. Specifically, healthcare providers must ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which requires entities to comply with specific security, privacy and breach notification rules for the storage and transmission of protected health information (PHI) including electronic data. These rules were further strengthened by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and most recently, redefined by the Omnibus Rule to include such entities as IT service providers.
This white paper outlines how the security safeguards of The Compliance Cloud™ (Evolve IP’s virtual private cloud) effectively and efficiently address the HIPAA requirements in regards to the privacy and security of electronic protected health information.