Is Office 365 HIPAA compliant?

Health care providers must follow the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Is Office 365 HIPAA compliant, though? This act protects your patient healthcare data (PHI).  As more clinicians are electronically transmitting patient records and other personal information to specialists and medical facilities, it is imperative that we ensure that information is secure. Isn’t [...]

By |2019-02-14T21:09:40+00:00November 14th, 2018|Cloud Cyber Security, Email Cyber Security, HIPAA|1 Comment

13 Fantastic Resources for Writing an Information Security Policy

So, you need to write an information security policy. And you’re totally overwhelmed. Where do you start? What do you need? What should it entail? You’re not alone. These are questions that we get a lot. It’s totally understandable. Planning, writing, and implementing a security policy can be seriously intimidating. If it’s poorly written or [...]

By |2019-01-04T20:09:25+00:00November 10th, 2018|Computer Cyber Security, HIPAA|0 Comments

Is Google Cloud Platform HIPAA Compliant?

Thinking about moving some services to the cloud?  Let’s look at whether Google Cloud Platform is HIPAA-compliant. We recently helped a medical company evaluate Google Cloud Platform (GCP) as a disaster recovery site. Here’s what we found about Google Cloud Platform and HIPAA compliance. Will Google Cloud Platform sign a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement? Any [...]

By |2019-01-04T04:17:42+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Cloud Cyber Security, HIPAA|1 Comment

Is Microsoft Azure HIPAA Compliant?

Thinking about moving some services to the cloud?  Is Microsoft Azure HIPAA compliant and suitable for ePHI? A client wanted to use Microsoft Azure as a HIPAA-compliant disaster recovery site, so we took a look. Here’s what we found about Microsoft Azure and HIPAA compliance. Will Microsoft Azure sign a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement? Any [...]

By |2019-01-04T04:19:00+00:00October 13th, 2018|Cloud Cyber Security, HIPAA|0 Comments

6 Reasons Office 365 Rocks for Medical Practices

Thinking about moving your practice to Office 365?  We’re big fans.  Microsoft has really invested a ton in robust security settings and HIPAA compliance. Here are six features that show how Microsoft is serious about medical practices, HIPAA, and IT security. 1) HIPAA Business Associate agreement Microsoft will execute a HIPAA BAA that covers Office [...]