Choosing a HIPAA Compliant Website Builder

Healthcare providers across the United States are investing time and money into creating an online presence that engages with their patients, improves their quality of service, and helps make physicians’ lives that little bit easier. Traditionally, it’s fair to say that healthcare organizations (covered entities) have been a little slow on the uptake of web […]

The Most Common HIPAA Violations and Penalties and How to Avoid Them

Companies in the United States that operate in the healthcare industry must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). HIPAA is a U.S. law designed to protect the privacy and security of individuals’ protected health information (PHI). When stored in digital form, this information is called electronic protected health information […]

Keys to a HIPAA Compliant Cloud

There is little that is more disruptive and detrimental to a healthcare organization than a HIPAA violation. First, consider the penalties. The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issues fines of $50,000 per violation up to a $1.5 million maximum, and criminal penalties can be up to ten years imprisonment and $250,000 in fines. Second, […]

Armor (/Firehost) Review – HIPAA Compliant Hosting

 In this Armor review I will take a in-depth look into their HIPAA compliant hosting solution. I will go through their product offering, and their included services and level of support. And I will make a sample price calculation for a typical server offering. I also sent Armor a couple of questions to get to […]

HIPAA 101: What does HIPAA stand for?

Lets begin with the question “What does HIPAA stand for?” In full, HIPAA stands for “The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996”, or the HIPAA Act for short. The HIPAA Act was enacted August 21, 1996 by the 104th US Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton. The long title for…

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