DCS Backup Assists with HIPAA Backup
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) impacts
just about every health-related organization in the U.S. Virtually all healthcare
and healthcare related industries will be affected by HIPPA and new legislation
including all health care providers (even one-physician offices), health insurance
plans, employers and employees, public health systems, hospitals, nursing
homes, life insurers, clearinghouses, billing services, information systems
and vendors, colleges and universities. An integral part of HIPPA is focused
on the secure transmission and storage of confidential patient records. Non-compliance
with these regulations provides for both civil as well as criminal penalties.
To be HIPAA compliant, healthcare organizations must provide and maintain
appropriate technical and physical safeguards to ensure integrity, privacy,
and availability of patient information.
Under The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, healthcare
industry organizations must provide privacy as well as security of an individual's
personal health information. HIPPA demands that providers must safeguard against
reasonably anticipated threats or hazards in transit and while in secure storage.
Physical safeguards and technical procedures to protect patient information
must also be in place. Instead of spending large sums of money by bring their
own IT departments into HIPAA compliance, DCS Backup clients are able to utilize
the latest technology to provide a practical data security and storage solution
without compromising patient privacy at an affordable price.
With DCS Backup, patient information is secure using 256-bit AES encryption
before it is transmitted to our redundant servers over a high speed SSL connection.
Our secure, class A Network Operation Centers provide the client with the
ultimate in security and confidence. Physical access is highly restricted
through administrative procedures, physical safeguards, and the latest in
technical security measures to prevent unauthorized use. Access to data requires
that designated personnel provide an authorized encryption passcode, making
unauthorized access virtually impossible. Only the client is in possession
of this important piece of the overall security.
HIPAA also requires healthcare providers to retain electronic patient records
for a minimum of six (6) years. HIPPA also strictly forbids unauthorized access
to individual health records. In order to comply, DCS Backup provides a cost
effective way to store patient data indefinitely in secured facilities, in
a compressed and encrypted format.
DCS Backup features daily automatic backups scheduled by the user. Backups
can be made as often as desired and can even be done continuously! Backups
can be restored to any location, 24/7. Our customer service team is available
around the clock for your convenience. Daily backup audits and confirmation
e-mails with transfer logs ensure the integrity of every data backup set.
This will provide the user with a clear audit trail, if necessary. A guided
tour of one of our data centers is available upon request.
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