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Can You Make WordPress HIPAA Compliant?
Aug03

Can You Make WordPress HIPAA Compliant?

WordPress is a convenient content management system that allows websites to be quickly and easily constructed. The platform is popular with businesses, but is it suitable for use in healthcare? Can you make WordPress HIPAA compliant? Before assessing whether it is possible to make WordPress HIPAA compliant, it is worthwhile covering how HIPAA applies to websites. HIPAA and Websites HIPAA does not specifically cover compliance with respect to websites, HIPAA requirements for websites are therefore a little vague. As with any other forms of electronic capture or transmission of ePHI, safeguards must be implemented in line with the HIPAA Security Rule to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI. Those requirements apply to all websites, including those developed from scratch or created using an off-the-shelf platform such as WordPress. Websites must incorporate administrative, physical, and technical controls to ensure the confidentiality of any protected health information uploaded to the website or made available through the site. HIPAA-covered entities must...

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HIPAA Vault Promotes Telemedicine During Pandemic
Apr14

HIPAA Vault Promotes Telemedicine During Pandemic

Remote health services and telemedicine have proven invaluable during the COVID-19 pandemic. These services have helped to reduce the risk of infection while continuing to provide essential medical services to patients. Many telemedicine companies had to rapidly expanded their services when the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency was declared to meet demand. Akos MD is one such company that has seen a dramatic increase in use of its service. The company is a pioneer in AI-based telemedicine and a HIPAA Vault partner. Akos MD’s platform provides diagnostic and lab capabilities beyond traditional telemedicine apps can be used to collect blood pressure, temperature readings, images, and perform other routine, essential tasks. Akos MD allows care to be provided remotely to patients in their own homes, reducing infection risk, and ensuring there is sufficient on-premises resources available to provide care for the most seriously ill patients. In some areas in the United States the number of daily examinations has increased from an average of 15 per day to more than 1,000 virtual...

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HIPAA Vault Partners with Catapult Federal Services
Sep11

HIPAA Vault Partners with Catapult Federal Services

San Marcos, CA-based HIPAA Vault, part of Etica Inc., has announced it has entered into a Small Business Administration Mentor-Protégé arrangement with Catapult Federal Services, LLC. HIPAA Vault is a leading provider of affordable HIPAA compliant hosting services to healthcare providers such as medical offices and clinics, business associates of HIPAA-covered entities, and government agencies. The company’s secure hosting services and encrypted email ensure electronic protected health information (ePHI) is secured and the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI is safeguarded to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules. HIPAA Vault offers an agile, highly scalable, private, hybrid, and public FedRAMP compliant cloud that can be used in connection with ePHI in a manner fully compliant with HIPAA and the HITECH Act. At the heart of HIPAA Vault’s business is a managed solutions architecture that features advanced security measures to mitigate risk, actively monitor and protect infrastructure, and ensure systems are always online...

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HIPAA Vault Launches HIPAA Drive for HIPAA-Compliant File Sharing
Feb02

HIPAA Vault Launches HIPAA Drive for HIPAA-Compliant File Sharing

HIPAA Vault, a leading provider of low-cost HIPAA-compliant cloud solutions, has launched a new, HIPAA-compliant file sharing solution for healthcare organizations that allows them to securely share and manage files containing electronic protected health information (ePHI). HIPAA Drive is an enterprise-level secure file sharing and storage service that allows healthcare organizations to share important files with other users and maintain those documents in the cloud where they can be easily accessed by authorized users, regardless of the user’s location. “Our customers require a user-friendly, secure, customizable file management solution that meets their growing needs,” said Gil Vidals, CEO of HIPAA Vault. “HIPAA Drive is ideal for companies requiring the in-transit and at-rest encryption protocols necessary to ensure data protection, while working in different locations or on different operating systems.” The platform supports collaboration between healthcare providers and their associates and allows documents to be easily shared and updated to include patient histories, MRIs,...

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HIPAA Vault Partners with Compliancy Group to Offer HIPAA Compliance Verification
Feb22

HIPAA Vault Partners with Compliancy Group to Offer HIPAA Compliance Verification

HIPAA Vault has announced that it has partnered with Compliancy Group to offer HIPAA Seal of Compliance Verification to healthcare organizations and their business associates that are required to comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules. There is no officially recognized certification for HIPAA compliance, either through the government or third-party companies. There are comprehensive, high-profile security certification standards such as the HITRUST CSF, but these can be prohibitively expensive for small-to medium-sized organizations and are better suited to enterprises. This gap for small-to medium-sized organizations has been addressed by Compliancy Group and HIPAA Vault, which created a method of verifying that an organization has implemented policies and procedures in line with HIPAA along with appropriate safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI. Compliancy Group developed a web-based compliance tracking solution – The Guard – that has helped thousands of healthcare organizations and business associates...

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HIPAA Vault Partners with NeoCertified to Offer HIPAA Compliant Email
Aug01

HIPAA Vault Partners with NeoCertified to Offer HIPAA Compliant Email

The HIPAA-compliant hosting company HIPAA Vault has announced it has formed a new technology partnership with NeoCertified and can now offer secure, encrypted email to its customers. HIPAA Vault provides a range of cloud services to healthcare organizations and their business associates to help them secure electronic protected health information and prevent unauthorized access. Those services include HIPAA-compliant hosting, cloud data storage, disaster recovery services, and secure FTP. NeoCertified offers a range of secure email services to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and the confidentiality and integrity of emailed data. NeoCertified Secure Email integrates seamlessly with email solutions such as Microsoft Outlook to encrypt email data and protect against unauthorized access and tampering in transit. Under the new partnership, the companies will extend and maintain a HIPAA compliant efficacy across both secure HIPAA compliant cloud services and secure email distribution. When email communications containing electronic health information are sent...

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