Electronic medical records, paperless prescriptions and regulations are making healthcare a data-heavy enterprise. For providers, health plan administrator and others who handle medical information, HIPAA - the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 - sets strict rules for storing health information and ensuring patient privacy.
Datahouse Cloud Backup knows how important it is to protect the privacy and security of health information. Our online backup and recovery solutions use HIPAA-compliant, over-the-wire encryption technology - backed up on two different data centers. This ensures that your health information is stored safely, securely and in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
FIPS 140-2 Compliancy
Is Your Data Protection Software FIPS 140-2 Compliant?
HITECH has a number of purposely-ambiguous deadlines designed for the Health and Human Services (HHS) department so it can add clarification at a later date. Arguably the first area of clarification for healthcare is in the area of data breach notification.
HITECH mandates that when a data breach occurs that exposes over 500 patient records, prominent local media must be notified. Further, data breaches in this category must be posted to the HHS web site. HITECH provides for "safe harbor" from the costs of patient notification as well as the reputational risk if data is protected from unauthorized access using encryption. The approved encryption processes to claim safe harbor are those that comply with the requirements of the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2. This cryptographic standard ensures that federal guidelines for the effectiveness of encryption, strength of the algorithm, and security of the decryption key.
Without the FIPS 140-2 certification, it is unwise for a healthcare institution to invest in solutions that move ePHI across networks for backup and recovery, disaster recovery or data archiving.
If your company works with consumers' financial information, you know how important it is to protect their privacy. Identity theft is a huge concern, and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) requires that you have a security plan to protect the confidentiality and integrity of personal consumer information.
In addition, public companies must further comply with record-keeping requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Association of Securities Dealers and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
Datahouse Cloud Backup's online backup and data management services should be part of your security plan. Your backup data is always encrypted and it's immediately available when you need it. Detailed reporting gives regulators a clear idea of the chain of custody of the stored information.
Federal, state and municipal government must use and maintain tremendous amounts of data as they serve their stakeholders. At the same time, every institution is under increased pressure to cut expenses and do more with less.
Datahouse Cloud Backup's online data backup and management services offer a cost-effective, hassle-free way for governments to ensure their data is safe and the privacy of citizens is protected. We deliver a comprehensive package of services that can be tailored to meet your agency's needs.
Each year educators, colleges and school districts amass a tremendous amount of data, often accessed by people scattered across several buildings, campuses, even states. Student transcripts, staff records, planning documents and educational resources are all maintained electronically. All of the data is vital, and some of it highly sensitive. Keeping it safe has never been more important.