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HIPAA Compliant Backup, Disaster Recovery

HIPAA Compliance is a big concern for all IT guys working with or in the Medical field. If you are not familiar with HIPAA follow this link HIPAA privacy. One of the big concerns is related to electronic medical records or patient data in general. We are familiar with all the nuances of HIPAA as it pertains to online and in-office information. Backup, an incredibly important IT concern is subject to HIPAA for the following reason:

HIPPA requires that “backup service providers” have appropriate Administrative Procedures, Physical Safeguards, and Technical Safeguards to protect access to Protected Health Information (PHI). Some examples of appropriate safeguards include:

1. Procedures, policies and technology to restrict who has authorized access to PHI
2. Restricted and locked areas controlling access to PHI
3. Appropriate Data, Backup and disaster recovery
4. Utilization of Security measures, such as encryption, for protecting data transmitted over a network

The Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity that we include with our service plans is a hearty and secure solution which is both Compliant with HIPAA and meets or exceeds the standards most IT professionals require in their own environments.

You can comply with the off-site backup requirement of HIPAA for your medical practice with very simply measures. It doesn’t have to be a complicated or daunting process because we can help. Give us a call if you need any help with your HIPAA compliant IT network or Backup / Disaster plan in Houston. 713-690-9911


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