OnRamp Guides you Through the Complex Guidelines Required by HIPAA
What Is HIPAA?
HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, which was enacted by Congress to protect sensitive patient data. The act contains a “Privacy Rule” and a “Security Rule,” which in turn protect the privacy, and sets standards for the security of electronic protected health information (ePHI). Taken together, these rules establish national standards for how companies working with sensitive patient data must ensure that data’s confidentiality, availability, and integrity.
What Is HITECH?
HITECH stands for the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act and was enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. HITECH is a dramatic update of the HIPAA Security Rule that more clearly outlines the things that companies that work with ePHI must be doing with that health data. It sets clear guidelines for proper interaction with health information, expands the liabilities of companies that are subject to oversight, increases fines for non-compliance, and enables more stringent enforcement.
Maintaining Compliance with OnRamp’s Assistance
Any organization working with healthcare data and patient records must ensure that all the required physical, network and process security measures are in place and strictly adhered to HIPAA guidelines. As HIPAA compliant hosting experts, OnRamp partners with businesses to help them achieve auditable compliance with their IT infrastructure in our data center. We developed systems, tools, and procedures that easily integrate our products and services with your own assets and compliance processes.
Our goal is to eliminate the gaps in protection that might otherwise occur. As your trusted partner in the HIPAA implementation process, OnRamp works with you to design, implement, and secure your systems and applications. Because OnRamp manages the process every step of the way, you can remain focused on the day-to-day responsibilities of your core business, taking the time consuming tasks associated with HIPAA compliance off your plate.