What is HIPAA and how can cloud storage be utilized to meet data security requirements?
HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It is a federal law that governs the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI) in the healthcare industry. If you're working for a healthcare facility, it's likely that your business will is subject to this law.
The main purpose of HIPAA is to ensure that personal data is protected from any unauthorized access or loss. A secondary purpose of HIPAA is to allow individuals to access and control their own protected health information (PHI). Without this protection, it's possible that individuals' medical histories could be exposed at any time without their consent.
When it comes to cloud solutions, in my opinion one service is superior to the rest. It's called Amazon Web Services and they have infrastructure to ensure that your data is stored without any possible issues or breaches. S3 Cloud Storage is one of the most popular services offered by Amazon Web Services.
What is Amazon Web Services S3 Cloud Storage?
Amazon Web Services S3 cloud based storage is highly secure and compliant with HIPAA regulations. This makes it an ideal platform for small or large businesses that need to store sensitive data in the cloud. S3 Cloud Storage, in particular, is certified as HIPAA compliant, making it a great option for storing protected health information (PHI). If you're looking for a safe and HIPAA compliant way to store your data utilizing cloud computing, Amazon Web Services is a great option.
Amazon Web Services has an impeccable record when it comes to data protection and they have implemented some of the most cutting-edge security features, including independent site monitoring and third-party auditing. HTTPS, a secure form of HTTP, means that data travels securely between your computer and Amazon's servers. S3 is ideal for all healthcare data storage requirements including because it includes data archiving and encryption, built in data availability and cost optimization features.
Amazon's infrastructure can be easily customized and scaled to meet your organization's information security requirements and budget, so you won't be stuck with one plan. And with all the features available, you can rest at ease knowing that your cloud-based data is secure and confidential.
On top of AWS cutting edge infrastructure and feature sets, Becloud adds expertise to migrate data utilizing secure options and best practices. We utilize technologies such as AWS Storage Gateway, The AWS Snow family and AWS Direct Connect with secure protocols such as FTPS, SFTP and or VPN.
5 Benefits of BeCloud's cloud migration services when combined with AWS HIPAA compliant cloud storage:
1. Cutting-edge infrastructure – S3 is HIPAA compliant, HIPAA certified and compliant with The HHS Privacy Rule.
2. Solution Expertise – Becloud Cloud Consulting is able to migrate data utilizing secure options such as AWS Storage Gateway, The AWS Snow family and AWS Direct Connect with secure protocols such as FTPS, SFTP and or VPN.
3. Reliability – Amazon's reliability and the fact that you are able to access your data from anywhere in the world are awesome features that you wouldn't want to miss out on.
4. Expertise in data migration – Becloud has been securely migrating data for years, leveraging their expertise and resources from existing cloud tenants.
5. Secure solutions for a smooth transition – Cloud migration is never a simple task; it requires diligent planning, meticulous execution and top notch technology. Becloud's engineers are able to smoothly migrate your data from anywhere to Amazon Web Services HIPAA compliant data storage.
The bottom line: the team at Becloud has been in the cloud consulting field for years and is able to handle any cloud project you throw at them. Whether it's migrating data from one cloud environment to another or building out a new infrastructure, our team of certified engineers can help your health care facility every step of the way. Contact us today to get started.