Author Topic: Online data storage and HIPAA  (Read 1760 times)

gupta123

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Online data storage and HIPAA
« on: December 07, 2010, 08:46:51 PM »
Is it legal or HIPAA compliant to have online storage of your billing data to protect against any accidental loss? Any ideas how to keep this data safe and secure?  Thanks.

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Re: Online data storage and HIPAA
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010, 11:42:05 AM »
It is legal as long as the company that you use is compliant and meets all HIPAA standards for protection of PHI.

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Re: Online data storage and HIPAA
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2010, 07:37:53 PM »
I was planning to use MozyHome online data storage service.  They charge about $5.00 a month.

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Re: Online data storage and HIPAA
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2010, 07:40:10 PM »
I think your better off using a company that has a brand for medical offices, for example Efax has a branded application for secure transmission specifically for healthcare to ensure HIPAA compliance.   Rememeber HIPAA guidelines  with BAA's.. so don't go with a company that can't ASSURE you of HIPAA compliance.

I'm not completely trusting of online storage..(my own quirk..not passing judgement) but I found a few online by typing in HIPAA compliant data storage, one that popped up a bit was this one: http://www.globaldatavault.com/hipaa.htm
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