A popular managed hosting and colocation infrastructure provider, EcomNets, has received HIPAA certification. For healthcare organizations which must meet strict new federal patient security and confidentiality standards, this makes it one of the few hosting companies eligible to provide information technology services.
Passed in 1996, HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Whether created, received, used or maintained by a covered entity, the HIPAA Security Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ electronic personal health information. To ensure the confidentiality, integrity and security of electronic protected health information, appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards are required by the Security Rule.
“We can save healthcare organizations months of paperwork and hundreds of thousands of dollars because we have already expended those resources to become HIPAA Security Rule-compliant," said Raj Kosuri, CEO at EcomNets.
He added that its clients can take advantage of a significant cost savings by utilizing its managed hosting and colocation offerings, and take comfort in knowing their organization is backed up by a HIPAA compliant hosting partner.
To become HIPAA compliant, healthcare organizations can either follow the process or outsource its electronic handling or hosting of patient information to a firm that is HIPAA compliant, such as Ecomnets.
To ensure that Ecomnets’ data center meets HIPAA security and certification standards, the company recently passed a vigorous audit by a Certified Information System Security Professional.
Kosuri concluded that one of the reasons it sought to become fully HIPAA Security Rule-compliant IT was to be able to help healthcare clients and its organizations meet these stringent federal regulations.
For many years, the aim has been and will continue to be, to provide IT services for business so that these businesses can focus on its core competency.
Edited by Braden Becker