HIPAA-compliant cloud storage services: Due diligence is key to survival

Many VARs are looking to profit from health care-related cloud storage services. But with profit comes responsibility. Whether you build your own or offer another’s service, the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act dictate that you guard protected health information (PHI) in the custody of your client. HIPAA and HITECH (which is a set of add-on rules that extend the reach of HIPAA) require more than just a guarantee of PHI privacy and security: They dictate that PHI be portable, available to doctors for patient treatment, error-free and that access to it be recorded.

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