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5 Keys for Medical Website Hosting – Part 2: HIPAA Compliance

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When it comes to web hosting, it is crucial that you select a web hosting company that not only ensures your healthcare organization’s website is HIPAA compliant and 100% secure, but also provides every necessary feature for protecting patients’ personal health information (PHI). In part one of our five part medical website hosting series, the importance of secure web hosting was highlighted. Part two focuses on why it is necessary for web hosting to be HIPAA-compliant.

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Are SaaS Applications and Cloud Servers HIPAA Compliant?

As a provider of patient portal, SaaS (software as a service) applications, and hosting solutions to the healthcare industry, we get asked this question a lot. Before we can answer it question correctly, we must first understand how HIPAA relates to software and hosting, and what is involved in HIPAA compliant IT. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was enacted in 1996 to address the growing use of technology in healthcare, specifically the transaction of health information …

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6 Things to Consider For HIPAA Compliant Web Design

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Healthcare website design is a unique field in that visual appeal and excellent UI/UX aren’t the only considerations. Websites must also be HIPAA compliant. To avoid penalties, it’s important to recognize that attention to the protection of personal health information (PHI) is as important in healthcare web development as it is in securely storing and transferring patient records. Whether you are developing a brand new HIPAA compliant website, or simply want peace of mind regarding your current website and …

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How to Stay HIPAA Compliant When Using Social Media for Healthcare

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Despite regulations surrounding the use of social media within the healthcare industry, there are enormous gains to be made from utilizing social media, from increasing patient engagement to acquiring new patients. Here, we look at why the role of social media is growing in healthcare, and how to make the most of this channel within healthcare internet marketing while still ensuring HIPAA compliance. Healthcare Social Media Perks Research data repeatedly indicate that patient outcomes improve when patients are involved …

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Don’t Breach HIPAA While Messaging & Texting Patients

Secure messaging, video conferencing and social media are all useful communication tools for physicians in light of the accelerating digitization of the healthcare industry. Social media outlets, in particular, are a seductive alternative to traditional communication channels, such as email and telephone, as they allow users to be connected at a moment’s notice.

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In Turbulent Times, Remain HIPAA Compliant

While there has been considerable change in the medical industry over the last few years, the importance of staying HIPAA compliant can’t be stressed enough. There are a few simple steps you should take to make sure you stay compliant, especially in times of change when keeping your business in line with regulations can be a challenge. 1. Risk Analysis Creating a Risk Analysis or hiring outside help to run one is not just good practice, but a …

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5 HIPAA Questions to Ask Your Cloud Hosting Service Provider

Guest post by Madelyn Kearns from Medical Practice Insider When it comes to privacy and security measures within healthcare, the government is starting to really crack down. The Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission have aligned with the Office for Civil Rights to provide stronger safeguarding for protected health information (PHI). Meanwhile, the OCR itself has been aggressively dolling out significant financial penalties to organizations that aren’t up to baseline PHI standards. “OCR is losing …

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A Definitive Explanation of the New HIPAA Omnibus Ruling

This article applies to Covered Entities (any health care provider, health plan, or health care clearinghouse) and Business Associates (any person or entity that creates, receives, maintains, or transmits protected health information on behalf of a covered entity). With new HIPAA regulations and enforcement procedures having taken effect last year, it is important for HIPAA-covered healthcare entities to reexamine their obligations and ensure that the proper safeguards are in place to conserve the privacy of their patients’ protected …

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There is No Such Thing as HIPAA Certification

4 Myths Surrounding HIPAA Certification for Hosting Providers As more physicians are integrating their patient EMR with third-party patient portals, they’re looking for clarifications on many issues in order to stay within the various regulations boundaries and to be Meaningful Use-attested. It can be difficult to differentiate fact from misconception, however, so let’s clarify and dispel 4 myths related specifically to HIPAA certification among hosting providers. Myth #1: My current or prospective hosting provider is HIPAA certified. Fact: …

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What Goes Wrong in Healthcare Web Design — And How to Fix It

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In today’s healthcare world, a website isn’t just a check on a marketing to-do list. It’s an essential tool for maintaining a solid patient base while providing those patients with in-demand online services. Hospitals, outpatient groups, pharmacies, health IT vendors, and laboratories are all facing new challenges and opportunities in the digital media space. Hospital website design is a specialized field that focuses on creating highly usable, patient-centered, HIPAA-compliant sites. Both prospective and current patients are always evaluating …

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