The rib cage serves several important functions as it encloses the upper body, supports the spine and yet is flexible enough to expand and contract to aid in respiration. Ribs provide a protective barrier to the lungs and heart similar to the way regulations and compliance are the protective layer over your critical data and information. Both provide a barrier that prevents damage from unwanted events.
In 1996, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) became a Federal law that restricts the use of individuals’ private medical information. HIPAA guidelines are mentioned at every healthcare appointment as patients sign papers and releases during the check-in process.
Years have gone by and although there are protocols for organizations to follow according to the HIPAA guidelines to protect PHI, they do not prevent security breaches from occurring. The HITRUST certification is far more effective by setting the standard based on prescriptive policies, requiring audits and employee training measures.
Project Hosts helps protect our customers by applying security controls at the application level to maintain HIPAA/HITRUST and FedRAMP compliance. Our Azure security experts rely on tools in Azure such as Azure AD, Operation Management Suite, Network Security Group and more to protect data.
To serve healthcare clients, Project Hosts offers various ways to achieve compliance. Healthcare organizations can migrate their on-premises applications in to their own Azure where security controls will be put in place to achieve the necessary regulatory compliance. In addition, there are options to move certain workloads into the Project Hosts HIPAA/HITRUST Azure Security Envelope.