Electronic Protected Health Information is some of the most sought after data by hackers, cyber thieves and advanced threats because of its personal and private nature.
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 18, 2016
Edge Hosting, a national provider of secure, scalable and dependable managed hosting services, today announced the culmination of annual auditing against the Security Rule of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The third party auditor concluded “…that the applicable trust services criteria and Administrative, Technical and Physical Safeguards associated with the Security Rule of HIPAA were met and operated effectively throughout the period…”.
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP conducted the audit, following the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) audit protocol. The OCR HIPAA protocol analyzes processes, controls and policies pursuant to the HITECH Act. The audit reviewed Edge’s administrative safeguards, physical safeguards and technical safeguards. In addition, the OCR HIPAA audit tested organizational requirements and policies, procedures and documentation requirements.
“Electronic Protected Health Information is some of the most sought after data by hackers, cyber thieves and advanced threats because of its personal and private nature. Failure to protect such data could result in significant embarrassment to the person whose data is breached, an Edge customer and Edge itself, let alone monetary fines. This audit is not protection, but it is validation by a third party that the necessary efforts and protections are in place to ensure that we maintain the confidentiality and trust of our clients,” said Mark Houpt, Chief Information Security Officer at Edge Hosting.
Edge Hosting is a trusted Business Associate and managed hosting provider to Covered Entities who manage electronic Protected Health Information (e-PHI) or provide services to companies that manage e-PHI. The opinion of the third party auditors confirms that Edge Hosting maintains the trust of Covered Entities by ensuring that the Administrative, Technical and Physical Safeguards associated with the HIPAA rule are securely designed and effective in their operation.
About Edge Hosting, LLC
Edge Hosting is an international provider of secure, scalable, dependable and compliant managed hosting solutions for cloud, hybrid, dedicated and colocation. Edge works as an extension to IT departments for billion dollar corporations and SMBs providing custom built environments and infrastructure that support the growth and security of websites and data. Edge’s compliant hosting solutions include FedRAMP, PCI, SSAE 16, HIPAA and U.S. Safe Harbor. Edge is one of the very first approved Cloud Service Providers under FedRAMP with two Authorizations to Operate from the Department of Defense and the Defense Information Systems Agency. For more information about making the switch to Edge Hosting, please visit http://www.edgehosting.com or call (888) 428 - 2752.