Forbes: Is Anyone Really 'HIPAA Compliant' In Healthcare?

Since 1996 as the entire world moved online we’ve started to hear a new phrase around HIPAA called “Compliance.” As consumers we hear or see this phrase applied to all manner of healthcare apps, websites and services as if there was a certifying entity or governing body that issued HIPAA Compliant certificates like a Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.

“There is no such thing as being “HIPAA Certified” in cloud computing. Many hosting providers claim “HIPAA Compliance,” but they put the burden of any audits and assessments directly on their clients. The only hard evidence of best practices around security and privacy is a third party audit that is based on HHS’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Audit Protocol the same audit criteria that OCR uses for their audits. For us, this is more than just adherence to legislation, it’s a part of our company culture around protecting what we know to be our customers most valuable assets patient information.” Mike Klein Co-CEO of Online Tech, Inc.

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