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HIPAA Compliance

A HIPAA-compliant data center is only one of the major components

Electronic Medical Records and the healthcare industry’s transition to the Cloud offer huge benefits for both providers and patients. From increased access to healthcare information, to reduced errors, the benefits are countless.

PointClick understands that achieving HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act – 1996) Compliance can be time consuming and costly to implement. To simplify this process, PointClick offers a smart three-pillar approach that includes all the systems hardening, software and hardware configuration, and managed services you need to make achieving HIPAA & PHI (Protected Health Information) compliance a reality.  The approach seen below also includes both Data Center and Customer Responsibilities: both very crucial and often-overlooked components to achieving HIPAA Compliance.

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PointClick has also developed a methodical 6-Step Compliance Process that we walk through with you to ensure that your systems achieve HIPAA Compliance.

We would love to walk through these steps with you at anytime!

COMPLIANCE STEP 1 : Review Status

  • Implement policies & procedures to prevent, detect, contain, and correct security violations
  • Modify your workflows for compliance
  • Train your workforce
  • Identify your subcontractors that handle data
  • Implement Business Associates Agreements with subcontractors

COMPLIANCE STEP 2 : Protect Yourself

  • Act as though your business is regulated because it is if you work with healthcare
  • Understand the regulations
  • Make compliance important to yourself & your staff
  • Stop hating documentation of policies & procedures
  • Practice what you preach

COMPLIANCE STEP 3 : Prevent Data Breach

  • Provide limited access to confidential data
  • Conduct awareness programs
  • Encrypt data
  • Prevent data from being emailed or downloaded to portable devices
  • Utilize security tools

COMPLIANCE STEP 4 : Detect Data Breach

  • Manage Data Loss Prevention software to send alerts or log violations
  • Conduct random audits of portable device
  • Search email archives for violations
  • Investigate breaches
  • Manage security incidents

COMPLIANCE STEP 5 : Contain Data Breach

  • Limit access to protected data
  • Make sure all security tools are updated
  • Alert users to policies /procedures
  • Involve law enforcement

COMPLIANCE STEP 6 : Correct Data Breach

  • Enforce policies
  • Block weak spots
  • Manage security tools
  • Terminate employees
  • Prosecute offenders

What Should You Expect?

Easy to Use

All PointClick Cloud Hosting plans come with an easy to use Control Panel, an automated point-and-click website administration tool.

On-Demand Scalability

Consume resources as you need them. This allows you to seamlessly react to unexpected traffics or prepare for seasonal spikes.

Fully Managed

We take care of the file migration, virtual machine setup and configuration for you, and your services are ready to go in minutes.

Compliance & Security

Managed servers are ideal for applications that require extra security. Connect security sensitive applications to traffic intensive resources.

Reliably Stable

Automatic failover measures are configured at each layer to ensure your website and applications are accessible at all times.

Unconditional Support

Unconditional support is available for all customers and includes access to online documentation, community forums, and billing support.

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