A lot of confusion has been raised regarding the compliance of cloud to the HIPAA. On the contrary, the healthcare community itself is not very sure of it and is looking at it as a double edged sword. The cloud presents you a shimmering picture of cost-effective option. It provides… Continue Reading Does the cloud provide an easier route to HIPAA compliance?

Within the healthcare community, the cloud has been perceived as a double-edged sword. On one side, the cloud represents a cost-effective solution to the problem of affording the capacity to store and analyze massive amounts of data; on the other, it presents concerns about remaining compliant with HIPAA Training while making strategic… Continue Reading Does the cloud provide an easier route to HIPAA compliance?

A pre-publication version of the much anticipated final Omnibus Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rule (the Final Rule) was issued January 17, 2013 with publication in the Federal Register scheduled for January 25, 2013. While the Final Rule becomes effective March 26, 2013, covered entities and business associates have until… Continue Reading HIPAA final rule out in Federal Register

A new survey’s report comes as federal authorities say they would expand enforcement of patient privacy and security requirements. In July, the Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights made clear that it would start doing a better job at making sure entities covered by the Health… Continue Reading Health organizations not prepared for HIPAA audits

HIPAA Compliance: The objective behind  Sensitivity in maintaining individual health record of every person is too significant and this is what gets ensured under HIPAA security compliance, which aims at protecting an individual’s information to be obtained, created, used and maintained electronically at a specific healthcare unit or hospital. As… Continue Reading HIPAA vs The Cloud

If you host your healthcare data with a data center, certain administrative, physical and technical safeguards should be in place, as defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule. Although all service providers tout their data centers as secure, how do you confirm if it truly… Continue Reading How to Evaluate a HIPAA Security Compliant Data Center

Too many healthcare organizations have overlooked their obligation to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, says security expert Tom Walsh. Compliance with PCI DSS, designed to help prevent credit card fraud and theft, can help healthcare organizations comply with the HIPAA security rule as well, Walsh stresses. That’s because PCI DSS offers far… Continue Reading Tips on PCI DSS Compliance

If you’re a Covered Entity under HIPAA Compliance, you may be torn between moving your data into the cloud or maintaining it the old-fashioned way – in your own data center. Either way, you must be sure you’re complying with HIPAA requirements. Logicalis has developed a 10-point checklist addressing privacy and… Continue Reading Is your cloud provider HIPAA compliant?