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AIS Network has announced the launch of a range of managed High Security Private Cloud services which are fully HIPAA-compliant, and have been developed to offer the highest levels of security as required by the healthcare sector. The company’s new range of services is fully compliant with HIPAA, HITECH, PCI and FISMA, and has been developed specifically for highly regulated industries.
Many healthcare providers are reluctant to outsource their IT services, in particular if they require contact with highly sensitive data. Outsourcing payment and patient portals and data storage can increase the risk of committing HIPAA-violations.
In order for healthcare providers to make the switch to managed cloud services they must be confident that the service provider they choose understands healthcare regulations and can guarantee 100% HIPAA compliance. Few providers are prepared to give such a guarantee.
AIS Network provides a solution with a suite of compliant High Security Cloud Services built on the Microsoft Cloud Platform. This ensures easy integration with existing healthcare infrastructure. The Windows-based cloud platform is compatible with VMware and Critrix XenServer and lets users manage centrally different hypervisors, with full support for Windows Server Hyper-V, VMware, vSphere and Citrix XenServer, while data migrations have been streamlined and can be achieved quickly and easily.
The platform is versatile allowing for future growth and provides an excellent range of resources and services, with the company able to offer customers the enhanced scalability and flexibility that can be expected from the cloud along with the ability to retain full control over data and stringent safeguards in place to ensure data security.
According to a recent AISN press release, CEO Jay Atkinson says the “100% Compliance Guarantee comes standard with hosting solutions and services for clients requiring compliance with HIPAA/HITECH, PCI DSS, FISMA, FERPA, SOX, GLBA, and other regulatory standards.”
Outsourcing Services to Cloud Providers
Under the HIPAA Omnibus Rule all business associates of covered entities must sign a Business Associate Agreement and agree to comply with HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. Business Associates can now be held accountable for any HIPAA violations or data breaches which they cause and can be directly penalized by the OCR for HIPAA violations.
If your covered entity elects to outsource any IT services or use the products or services of a vendor or business associate, a BAA must be signed before any work or services commence.