Managed hosting provider Hostway Services, Inc. (Hostway
) has announced it has received Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) accreditation. With head offices in Chicago, Illinois, United States, Hostway offers web hosting and email services alongside more advanced offerings such as private clouds, managed servers and hybrid cloud hosting. With a base of around 500,000 customers and teams of engineers in North America and Europe, the company focuses on keeping its customers online and allowing them to focus on their businesses. Hostway achieved HIPAA compliance after a number of independent audits.
HIPAA is legislation in the United States that provides data privacy and security provisions for organizations safeguarding medical data. By expanding its range of HIPAA-compliant solutions, Hostway underscores its “commitment to offer trusted and secure cloud solutions that comply with the highest industry standards”. Hostway is now able to offer “a broad portfolio of managed solutions” that are HIPAA compliant and comply with Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) and Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) requirements. This means that organizations that must comply with these requirements can use Hostway’s managed services as they are offered.
“The expansion of Hostway’s HIPAA offerings builds on the company’s commitment to offer trusted and secure cloud solutions that comply with the highest industry standards,” explained Hostway’s CEO, Emil Sayegh. “More than $58 million in fines have been levied for failures to properly protect patients’ information. We’re providing those who require HIPAA compliance the highest levels of trust and the peace of mind they deserve. The BAAs we provide are backed by the extraordinary measures we take to deliver industry-leading compliance services.” Do you know of any other companies that are now HIPAA compliant? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.