Updated: May 2, 2019
HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any company that deals with electronic protected health information (ePHI) must ensure that all the required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and followed.
An IT Service company becomes a business associate when they manage the technology in a healthcare organization. Due to their deep integration with clients, they often have access to ePHI and thus the provider must be HIPAA-compliant. The law protects not only the privacy of the data but also its integrity and accessibility. HIPAA’s Security Rule, which addresses electronic PHI, includes physical and technical safeguards such as audit controls and access controls, as well as administrative safeguards such as data backups and security incident procedures.
We’re proud to announce that Nodes Up has successfully completed its annual third-party audit and is fully HIPAA compliant.
If you have questions about how we can help your organization become HIPAA Compliant, please contact us at 520-585-4750.