Business Associate Agreement for HIPAA Hosting

Last week I introduced the essentials of the Business Associate Agreement (BAA) and why it is important. The BAA delineates the responsibilities of the parties signing the document ensuring each party knows their responsibilities and roles in protecting the electronic health records. The HIPAA rules require that covered entities (health care providers) and business associates enter … Continue reading Business Associate Agreement for HIPAA Hosting

Password Management for HIPAA Compliant Hosting

Why do I need to change my password ? How often should my password be changed ? When does my password expire ? What about service accounts ? These are common questions that are consistently asked from customers that become weary of password policies within their hosted environment. HIPAA regulations require that procedures exist for … Continue reading Password Management for HIPAA Compliant Hosting

Importance of Choosing the Right Email Provider

Gil Vidals, CEO of HIPAA Vault, explains the importance of choosing the right email provider to ensure proper HIPAA compliance This issue (16:46): Is GMAIL HIPAA compliant? Reasons why to use encrypted email Important factors to consider when looking for a HIPAA compliant cloud provider Choosing the right type of encryption for HIPAA data