Given the monetary value of healthcare information to hackers, foreign agents and corporate espionage activities…providing security and ongoing controls to our healthcare customers is paramount
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB)
April 26, 2017
Edge Hosting, a leading managed service provider focused on secure and compliant business outcomes, today announced the culmination of annual auditing against the Security Rule of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The successful completion of the HIPAA/HITECH audit is part of the company’s pledge to maintaining and affirming adherence to stringent security standards and protocols.
“For Edge Hosting, the sense of duty to securely maintain e-PHI goes far beyond an audit. Given the monetary value of healthcare information to hackers, foreign agents and corporate espionage activities, and the increasing burden it places on our healthcare system, providing security and ongoing controls to our healthcare customers is paramount,” said Mark Houpt, CISO, Edge Hosting.
Edge Hosting is a trusted Business Associate and managed hosting provider to Covered Entities who manage electronic Protected Health Information (e-PHI) or provide services to companies that manage e-PHI in their applications. The increase in data breaches plaguing healthcare organizations of all sizes and the proliferation of mobile devices in patient care only underscores the need for protecting patient data.
CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP conducted the audit following the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) audit protocol. The OCR HIPAA protocol analyzes processes, controls, and policies pursuant to the HITECH Act. The audit covered Edge’s administrative safeguards, physical safeguards…