The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), passed by the U.S. Congress in 1996, is designed to make health-related information easier to share between providers. It encourages the use of electronic medical records, while providing security and privacy standards for handling Protected Health Information (PHI).
All companies that store or transmit PHI are required to comply with HIPAA — from health care and health plan providers, to those providing services that handle PHI, such as cloud hosting providers.
Address Your HIPAA Compliance Requirements
At Rackspace, we offer a wide range of HIPAA-compliant hosting solutions, across managed public, private and hybrid cloud environments. Our HITECH and HITRUST™ CSF certifications confirm we meet these levels of data and privacy standards.
And if your organization needs guidance as you approach your own HIPAA compliance journey, our specialists are here to help. We’ll work with you to design an approach that addresses your specific business needs.
Additionally, we offer a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with all of our dedicated hosting services — an essential element for healthcare organizations pursing a HIPAA compliance audit.