Legislative incentives have prompted the majority of healthcare providers to begin using electronic medical records. Faced with decisions about how to host data while complying with HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and the HITECH Act, questions about encryption, intrusion detection and disaster recovery often persist. In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, Chris Bowen, CIPP/US, CIPP/IT, offers advice on how to choose the best hosting vendor to keep personal healthcare records safe. “Cloud strategies are gaining significant traction as a solution to hosting data and as a means to easing the burden on healthcare providers as they migrate to EMR,” Bowen writes. (IAPP member login required for access.)
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