Hardware Requirements for Cloud Computing
HIPAA Hardware Requirements:
The technology HIPAA Compliance It utilizes eliminates the need for the following hardware normally needed for most practices not on the cloud:
- A dedicated, Windows-based desktop, or
- A file server with storage for compliance purposes, or
- A dedicated server
- An SSL certificate connection for the page you use to log in
You will need any Internet Enabled Device such as a laptop, desktop, smartphone, or tablet-that is all you need.
HIPAA Requirements for Covered Entities
HIPAA has laid out Organizational requirements which outline specific functions a covered entity must perform, and encompass the use of business associate contracts and the development, implementation and documentation of policies and procedures.
Administrative requirements in HIPAA that outline the training of personnel and the management of staff with regard to Protected Health Information (PHI) and require organizations to reasonably safeguard administrative, physical, and technical/electronic information and systems.
In addition, Physical safeguards are required to be put into place in organizations in order to protect computer servers, systems, connections, as well as single workstations. The physical safeguards need to address security concerns related to access to workstations, physical access to buildings, data back up, storage and obsolete data destruction.
Technical safeguards are also required by HIPAA to be put into place in organizations in order to ensure the security of protected health information that is maintained or transmitted by any electronic media. These requirements address issues involving authentication of users, audit logs, checking data integrity, and ensuring the security of data transmission.
At HIPAA Compliance IT, we can provide you with the all hardware and software that you need to meet HIPAA Compliance requirements.
With our secure portal we take care of everything, you only need to have a valid internet connection and a working internet enabled device. Already have a server or software you run, in house? We can move it to the cloud making it available from anywhere and any device! Your hardware requirements for Cloud Computing are met by our HIPAA Compliant secure cloud portal.
We can assess your needs and even create a custom designed server that comes with pre-installed software tailored to your business needs. For help in ensuring that the safeguards are in place- contact our HIPAA IT help staff at 781-269-2787.