Today, at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference in Orlando, Hostway announced a broad portfolio of managed solutions that are compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH), with an accreditation for electronic protected health information (ePHI).
HIPAA is a set of standards that apply to organizations involved in health care and who store patients’ records. To achieve HIPAA certification, companies have to undergo third-party auditing. HITECH brings additional compliance standards to healthcare organizations and is directly related to HIPAA,
Hostway has received an attestation from external independent auditors and the company will provide additional peace of mind via a signed Business Associate Agreement (BAA) validating that it will appropriately safeguard protected health information.
Emil Sayegh, CEO of Hostway said:
The expansion of Hostway’s HIPAA offerings builds on the company’s commitment to offer trusted and secure cloud solutions that comply with the highest industry standards.
We’re providing those who require HIPAA compliance the highest levels of trust and the peace of mind they deserve. The BAAs we provide are backed by the extraordinary measures we take to deliver industry-leading compliance services.
After achieving the certifications, Hostway says that organizations who are required to comply with HIPAA and HITECH can confidently use its managed services.