The Portland Perspective HIPAA Blog
Yes, Microsoft OneDrive can be used as part of a secure HIPAA compliance program. Several variations of service plans available from Microsoft include access to their OneDrive software, which provides an ideal solution for healthcare providers who need HIPAA compliant file storage software.
Yes, Microsoft Office 365 can be used as part of a secure HIPAA compliance program. Several Office 365 plans combine the Microsoft Office Suite products we all know and love with Microsoft’s cloud-based software as a service product line to provide an ideal solution for healthcare providers who require HIPAA compliant software.
The three main HIPAA safeguard categories you need to be aware of include administrative, technical and physical safeguards. The different types of safeguards can support each other to build a strong security management program.
Yes, Google Drive can be used as part of a secure HIPAA compliance program. You can store documents containing PHI on Google Drive if the proper security controls in place. We will highlight what to consider when storing critical patient information on Google Drive.
Dropbox E3 and E5 accounts meet a variety of certification and regulation criteria that enable them to be configured in a HIPAA compliant manner. These configurations are not a part of the default setup. Make sure everyone on your team knows how Dropbox fits into your procedures and while conforming to HHS HIPAA security requirements.
Earlier this month, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a new plan to strengthen HIPAA enforcement in response to criticism from the Office of Inspector General (OIG). The OCR will be beefing up their compliance investigations and expanding their audit program in 2016.
There are many options to choose from when picking the perfect software to support your healthcare practice or service. If you’ve performed any of the following Google searches, continue reading to start evaluating software for HIPAA compliance yourself.
As the healthcare industry in the United States keeps pace with our unfolding technological future, many forward-thinking organizations are embarking down the path of building web based products for healthcare providers.