HipaaThe Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) not only protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families, but is also meant to address the security and privacy of health data. Because the electronic transfer of health data is much more efficient and effective, HIPAA requirements strive to create safe standards for these practices. However this does not mean that all online cloud backup and storage companies meet the Security and privacy required by this law.
CWSSecureDrive meets or exceeds all of the HIPAA required security features?
Yes. CWSSecureDrive cloud backup service utilizes the same AES 256 encryption security measures that the military requires, which is the highest level of security encryption in the industry. Financial institutions require AES128 to protect sensitive data. This means that the data you store with CWSSecureDrive cloud backup service is more secure than your bank account, credit card account information, or other backup services that do not have our level of encryption
A New Opportunity for HIPAA Compliance
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Hundreds of thousands of potential businesses are required by law to back up their files and store them, encrypted, so they can be recovered in the event of a fire, natural disaster, or other catastrophe. There are hefty penalties for those who do not comply. Obviously, they all want to comply. CWSSeccreDrive now has a set of tools that can quickly and easily bring businesses into compliance. HIPAA requires healthcare providers and their business associates to handle medical records (called Protected Health Information or PHI) in ways that protect the privacy of patients while ensuring the integrity of their records.
Doctor’s offices and other healthcare providers are required by law to protect their electronic records in several ways.
- Make sure that only authorized people can access them;
- Verify the identity of anyone requesting access;
- Make sure the records are not improperly altered or destroyed;
- Verify that the records have not been altered or destroyed in an unauthorized manner;
- Be able to recover copies of records in the event of fire, natural disasters, or other catastrophe;
- Back up electronic records;
- Establish a Disaster Recovery Plan.
Penalties for failure to comply with HIPAA can be stiff. Wrongful disclosure of PHI can cost a healthcare provider $50,000 and imprisonment for up to a year. Additional penalties for more serious violations can amount to $250,000 and imprisonment for up to ten years
Who must comply with HIPAA?
- Doctors, Dentists, Optometrists, any healthcare provider who keeps medical records (Protected Health Information or PHI);
- Health Plans;
- Healthcare clearing houses;
- Medical billing companies;
- Insurance companies;
- Any associate of a healthcare provider who has access to unencrypted PHI.
CWSSecureDrive remote backup systems offers a variety of affordable solutions that can help businesses comply with HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, and virtually all other privacy and security legislation in the USA and abroad.
Backups are done automatically. They are fully encrypted with a password known only to the end user. Files are sent securely over the Internet to your Server where they are stored in their encrypted form. Only your end user can access his files.
Backups are done automatically. They are fully encrypted with a password known only to the end user. Files are sent securely over the Internet to your Server where they are stored in their encrypted form. Only your end user can access his files.End users can restore their files online 24×7 using an intuitive restore interface.
Make CWSSecureDrive Online Backup part of your business solutions today. With our 14 years in the business and vast industry knowledge, CWSSecureDrive (an American company) is your perfect partner.
Phone us today for a consultation with a specialist. 1-877-614-7181 ext. 722
There is no official certification for software used to help comply with HIPAA. The Act does not specify any type of software. It only specifies procedures and methods used to achieve compliance. CWSSecureDrive is fully compliant with all HIPAA requirements in sections 164.308(a)(7)(i), 164.308(a)(7)(ii), 164.312(a)(1), 164.312(d), 164.312(c)(1), and 164.312(c)(2).
CWSSecureDrive or it’s parent company Computer Warranty Services, LLC does not offer legal advice. Contact a lawyer or refer to the U.S. Department of Human Services’ website at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/