HOSTING HIPAA Compliance as a Service
A lack of manpower and a dearth of resources are often major obstacles for organizations striving to achieve and maintain HIPAA compliance. Protecting health data according to HIPAA standards is also notoriously difficult. While some companies turn to certified information security professionals for guidance, many choose to ignore HIPAA requirements, citing cost and complexity. In order to help organizations effectively manage their compliance-related activities, HOSTING offers HOSTING Security and Compliance Services. Developed and tested by our team of ITILcertified security and compliance experts, these services empower companies to take a measurable, proactive stance in addressing HIPAA and PCI regulations.
Risk Analysis And Gap Mitigation
A key component is the HOSTING Compliance Risk Assessment for HIPAA Compliance™. The assessment is conducted per the HIPAA Security Rule 45 CFR 164.308(a)(1) and 45 CFR 164.308(a)(8), and meets HIPAA/ HITECH compliance requirements for eligible healthcare providers also known as covered entities (CEs). Our proven, methodical approach removes any compliance risk associated with managing personal health information (PHI) in the cloud for HIPAA CEs.
Tracking progress on activities required for quarterly reviews, year-end audits, and monthly assessments can stretch organizations’ resources, leading to unintended data breaches and subsequent fines. HOSTING’s proprietary HIPAA compliance dashboard consistently monitors GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance). Every regulatory obligation under HIPAA/HITECH and HHS OCR Audit Protocol controls is outlined. The dashboard is a simple, secure and cost-effective means for organizations implement, monitor and manage compliance activities across multiple departments.
HOSTING Security and Compliances Services for Healthcare allows organizations to move away from documentation and manual processes to create an electronic audit trail. Automated alerts enable them to proactively address any incidents that could put their compliance standing at risk.
Industry-leading Healthcare Compliance And Security Expertise
The HOSTING security and compliance teams are fluent in the complexities of HIPAA/HITECH regulations, ensuring our customers maintain a strong compliant posture.
Via monthly, one-on-one consultations, HOSTING provides clear insight into every compliance requirement including secure infrastructure, gap analysis, remediation audit, ongoing monitoring, and incident and response forensics. Our team of ITIL-certified consulting experts regularly review an organization’s environment to ensure proper actions are being taken to mitigate risk and secure critical applications, sensitive information and regulated data.
Security And Compliance Backed By Hosting 100% Audit Assurance
Leading healthcare delivery organizations rely on the HOSTING Healthcare Cloud™ to protect their EMRs, ePHI and electronic healthcare records (EHRs) while meeting specific needs for HIPAA OCR audits, as well as PCI DSS and SOX regulations. Our customers know that when they contract with HOSTING for compliant solutions, we provide 100% audit assurance. If an organization contracts for the HOSTING Assured Tier Compliance Services, and any compliance issues are discovered during a HIPAA or PCI audit, HOSTING will provide the additional investments necessary to achieve compliance.
Complete, Concise BAAs
HOSTING serves as a true partner to healthcare delivery organizations by proactively engaging in Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) with any of our covered entity (CE) customers. Complete and concise, HOSTING BAAs closely track the provisions published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).
Hosting HIPAA Compliant Cloud Hosting And Managed Services
HOSTING ensures that its data centers, employees, procedures, processes, and policies meet the HIPAA Administrative Safeguards (45 C.F.R. 164.308) and Physical Safeguards (45 C.F.R. 164.310) applicable to HIPAA Business Associates. Further, HOSTING HIPAA Compliant Cloud Hosting and Managed Services help HOSTING customers address the HIPAA Technical Safeguards (45 C.F.R. 164.312).
HOSTING delivers secure, compliant, always-on cloud solutions that empower companies to increase revenue, reduce expense and manage risk. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, HOSTING owns and operates six geographicallydispersed data centers under an ITIL-based control environment validated for compliance against HIPAA, PCI DSS and SOC (formerly SAS 70) frameworks. Its superior infrastructure, expert cloud architects and industry-leading customer satisfaction scores have been consistently recognized by Gartner in the Managed Hosting Magic Quadrant.
HIPAA Compliance as a ServiceTM from HOSTING enables organizations to measure, monitor and manage their risk. Our team of certified information security and compliance experts help customers understand their exposure as well as their regulatory and compliance obligations. We guide them towards a reasoned, defensible compliance posture based on continual assessment, evaluation, response and reporting of threats to protected health information (PHI).
Dynamic, measurable compliance through the HOSTING Compliance Dashboard
The HOSTING Compliance DashboardTM consistently monitors GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance). Every regulatory obligation under HIPAA/HITECH and draft HHS OCR Audit Protocol controls is outlined. Complete document management controls, combined with automated email alerts and notifications, provide a single pane of glass into an organization’s compliance posture. This feature allows organizations to proactively address any vulnerability that could lead to a potential breach.
Comprehensive risk analysis and gap mitigation
The HOSTING Compliance Risk Assessment for HIPAA ComplianceTM is conducted per the HIPAA Security Rule 45 CFR 164.308(a)(1) and 45 CFR 164.308(a)(8), and meets HIPAA/HITECH compliance requirements for eligible healthcare providers also known as covered entities (CEs). Our proven, methodical approach removes any compliance risk associated with managing PHI in the cloud for HIPAA covered entities (CEs).
HIPAA compliance and security expertise
Via monthly, one-on-one consultations, the HOSTING certified information security and compliance experts provide clear, unbiased insights into every compliance requirement including secure infrastructure, gap analysis, remediation audit, ongoing security and compliance monitoring, and incident and response forensics. They regularly review an organization’s environment to ensure proper actions are being taken to mitigate risk and secure critical applications, sensitive information and regulated data.
Co-managed risk via HOSTING BAAs and 100% Audit Assurance
HOSTING readily signs Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) as a standard practice. Complete and concise, the HOSTING BAA closely tracks the provisions published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Having completed more than 400 customer security assessments at a 100% pass rate, HOSTING is the only cloud service provider to offer 100% Audit Assurance.
HOSTING 100% Audit Assurance
HOSTING guarantees that certain compliance services provided to our customers will be able to pass assessments for several industry standard security frameworks and regulatory obligations for their hosted environments. In the event that those services become an impediment to compliance, HOSTING will fix the gap at our own expense or allow the customer out of its contract with no penalty and issue the customer a refund (up to one month’s service).
Features & Benefits
- Dynamic, measurable compliance tracking. Risks can be proactively identified and addressed.
- HOSTING Compliance Risk Assessment™ conducted per HIPAA Security Rule 45 CFR 164.308(a)(1) and 45 CFR 164.308(a)(8)
- Consistent monitoring of GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) via HOSTING HIPAA Compliance DashboardTM
- Monthly, one-on-one consultations with HOSTING certified information security and compliance experts
- A variety of service levels to meet organizations’ specific compliance needs
- Proven, methodical approach removes any compliance risk associated with managing personal health information (PHI) in the cloud for HIPAA CEs.
- Compliance risk assessments meet HIPAA/HITECH requirements for eligible healthcare providers also known as covered entities (CEs)
- Outlines every regulatory obligation under HIPAA/ HITECH and draft HHS OCR Audit Protocol controls
- Compliance monitoring and report tools enable organizations to build an “electronic book of evidence” for potential OCR audits
- Backed by HOSTING 100% Audit Assurance
- Certified information security and compliance teams readily sign Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) as a standard practice
Download the Security and Compliance Service for Healthcare Datasheet (PDF).