HIPAA Compliance Software
Medical entities handling patient data must comply with HIPAA requirements. Some may use software that comes with inbuilt HIPAA compliance, but others need additional HIPAA compliance software. Companies dealing with medical records must maintain HIPAA compliance on all systems that host or process such records.
V2 Cloud can host your HIPAA compliance software. If you need to work with HIPAA compliance software, our cloud computer environment gives you the tools to ensure comprehensive compliance.
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is a piece of legislation governing how parties handle sensitive patient data. According to the act, this data, known as personal health information or PHI, should be restricted both in transit (processing, accessing) and at rest (storage).
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All entities that deal with this data, including care providers, data processors, and third-party vendors must meet HIPAA compliance. Entities found in breach of HIPAA compliance face sanctions from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), a department within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
HIPAA compliance software automates the compliance process. Since compliance requires adherence to several rules, it may become challenging to always keep track of all requirements. HIPAA compliance software bridges this gap by providing a streamlined and automated process of meeting the requirements.
Some features in such software may have included compliance checklists, risk assessments, reporting templates, controls library, automated tasks and workflows, and business intelligence analytics and reporting. One of the great advantages of V2 Cloud is that you can benefit from HIPAA compliance while using our cloud computers for remote work.
In order to be compliant, you need to follow these specific rules
HIPAA Security Rule
The HIPAA security rule governs the integrity and security of PHI. It applies primarily to electronically stored data or ePHI. Security rule compliance must be maintained by covered entities (like physicians) as well as associates and vendors.
HIPAA Privacy Rule
The HIPAA Privacy Rule applies to the use and disclosure of PHI. While the rule primarily applies to healthcare providers like physicians, it can extend to parties involved in processing any PHI, including insurance clearinghouses.
HIPAA Breach Notification Rule
HIPAA anticipates security breaches by setting forth rules that govern what to do in such an event. For example, the rule requires covering entities and associates to report a significant breach (500 or more records) within 60 days of discovering the breach.
HIPAA Omnibus Rule
The HIPAA Omnibus rule makes it a requirement for all associates and vendors also to maintain compliance alongside healthcare providers. Further, the rule requires healthcare providers to establish Business Associate Agreements (BAA) with all vendors before sharing any PHI.
V2 Cloud can help with your HIPAA compliancy. All our cloud computers can be connected to either on-premises or cloud HIPAA compliant infrastructure. Whether you are a healthcare provider or an associate, using compliant cloud desktops can help you achieve and maintain compliance by streamlining your compliance requirements.
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Fully-managed cloud desktop is the best way to be HIPAA compliant anywhere
Cloud desktops provide enhanced administrative controls to help you achieve HIPAA compliance. Our cloud computers excel in access authorization, password management, login monitoring, data backups, and emergency mode plans.
Since our desktops are hosted in the cloud, maintaining physical safeguards becomes easier. Securing access to all virtual machines reduces the risk that physical devices may become compromised. Offsite backups also enhance data backup and storage controls.
ePHI data transmission from a virtual machine to either another cloud computer or to a third-party entity via a secure network provides enhanced transmission security. HIPAA compliance software can easily audit and enforce transmission security within a virtualized environment.
Cloud computers HIPAA compliance is easily achieved through encryption, secure VPN access, automated login/logoff, and unique user IDs. As all data is stored in the cloud, physical access control compliance using HIPAA compliance software also becomes easier to achieve.
Hardware, software, and procedural audits are required to maintain HIPAA compliance. Cloud desktops provide a centralized and uniform computing environment easily auditable using HIPAA compliance software.
HIPAA compliance integrity controls restrict irregular alteration and destruction of ePHI. Cloud computers always store all ePHI in the cloud and provide multiple compliant redundancies ensuring data integrity.
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