According to HIPAA compliance regulations, security breaches of confidential patient data must be reported to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). When your organization has access to Protected Health Information (PHI), it is essential that HIPAA compliance is maintained, making it less likely to experience such breaches. The act of not adhering to the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule by failing to report a breach can result in criminal charges and civil action lawsuits, severely damaging your practice or organization. Working with a compliant Cloud Service Provider (CSP) gives you peace of mind that all security controls are in place, effectively securing patient’s sensitive information from breaches.
By moving your data into a Microsoft Azure cloud, your data is protected on the infrastructure and platform levels with HITRUST compliance. Working with a CSP like Project Hosts adds 200+ controls on the SaaS level, while also adding ongoing scanning, patching, log reviews, alerting, incident response, backup, DR tests, user authorization tracking, data loss prevention and more for customer developed or ISV-based applications.
A compliant CSP provides technical, physical and administrative safeguards against breaches, lowering the probability of having to ever concern yourself with the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule.