Ten-point Checklist to Find out if Your Cloud Provider Is HIPAA-ready

Email     |     Share  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
Previous Next

Click through for a 10-point checklist to assess whether a potential cloud provider is HIPAA-ready, as identified by Logicalis.

If you’re a Covered Entity under HIPAA, you may be torn between moving your data into the cloud or continuing to maintain it in your own data center. Either way, you must be sure you’re complying with HIPAA requirements. 

For highly regulated industries like healthcare with strict compliance requirements, the cloud presents a particular challenge.  “When it comes to the cloud, privacy and security is a big deal for Covered Entities,” says Von Williams, security analyst for Logicalis.  “While it remains the ultimate responsibility of the Covered Entity to comply with HIPAA, there are policies and procedures that a cloud provider can have in place to lift the burden of securing at-rest and in-transit data from the shoulders of the Covered Entity.”  The key, Williams says, is in knowing what to look for.

To help IT pros assess a potential cloud provider’s HIPAA readiness, Logicalis has developed a 10-point checklist addressing privacy and security of healthcare data.

More Slideshows:


Top 12 Job Search Sites for IT Professionals Top job boards providing job search, resume advice, survival tips and job-hunting guidance.

Top Five Server Monitoring Battles — and How You Can Win Them Learn how to meet the most pressing challenges administrators face in ensuring optimal server performance.


10 Handy Gadgets for Your Windows 7 Desktop Add functionality to your Windows 7 desktop with these gadgets.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
More Slideshows

BlueCoatSecurityTrends0x Top 6 Trends that Impact Your Security Posture

Organizations need to take a more structured approach to analyzing the security impacts of recent trends and prioritizing their security investments. ...  More >>

Security111-190x128.jpg Beyond Email: 5 Alternative Ways to Fall Victim to Ransomware

While most ransomware reports have focused on phishing as the conduit for infection, organizations can fall victim in alternative ways. ...  More >>

Gov4-290x195 Top 10 Strategic Technologies for Government in 2016

To enable government transformation initiatives, public sector CIOs should focus on and have a plan for this list of 10 strategic technologies. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.