HIPAA Compliant Mobility is Easier Than You Think

In today’s mobile climate, enterprises are scrambling to provide intuitive experiences for their customers, employees and patients. While digital transformation is disrupting front-office interactions and back-office logistics, a few industries have been slow to adopt truly functional solutions for a plethora of reasons. Nowhere is this more prevalent than the healthcare industry, as there are many moving parts, from insurance companies to hospitals to Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) vendors, each building their own proprietary solutions to solve massive and critical healthcare issues.

This creates its own sets of problems, however, as modern solutions need to be interoperable, meaning every system used by a hospital or doctor should be able to interact with every other required system so that data is always available when needed, regardless of location, device or system. Add on top of this the complex need to meet HIPAA compliance regulations, and we’ve got a truly sticky climate that makes it difficult for even the most well-funded enterprises to innovate in.

Enter the next generation of technology tools with a focus on exactly that: Turnkey HIPAA compliant solutions that provide interoperability to securely move data from system to system, regardless of where it is stored, thus enabling accelerated innovation across industries. It’s a mouthful, we know, but it’s exactly why HOSTING and CloudMine, a leading enterprise mobility company, have created a partnership.

This partnership enables customers to rapidly develop mobile and connected device applications with existing data sources, while immediately meeting HIPAA compliance requirements. Our goal is to show our partners and customers that building HIPAA compliant applications is not nearly as hard as it seems, thanks to CloudMine’s MBaaS (Mobile-Backend-as-a-Service). What developers and executives have tirelessly struggled with is now being provided out-of-the-box and ready to consume.

Here are a few ways CloudMine and HOSTING make HIPAA compliant mobility easy:

  • End-to-end Encryption – Making sure all data is secure at all times is of utmost priority. Encryption is one layer of security – and a requirement for compliance.
  • Intrusion Detection System (IDS) with Breach Notifications – The average hacker is in a network 205 days before even being detected. Don’t let this happen to you! As a security measure that adheres to compliance, an IDS will notify you immediately if there’s suspicious activity in your system, giving you a leg up on the attacker.
  • Separation of PII and ePHI – Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Personal Health Information (PHI) should never be stored in the same place, so says HIPAA. In the digital world, this means virtual server separation that prevents attackers from blending the data and identifying the patient, should they gain access to one part of a system. HIPAA compliant MBaaS solutions design and architect this for you, freeing you from worry.
  • Proper Breach Procedures Having a plan in place so you can respond not react is essential for any security policy and a requirement to achieve HIPAA compliance. In addition to incident response procedures, CloudMine’s MBaaS makes sure you have comprehensive logging so you can audit all network and application activity.

This is just the beginning, as there’s a lot to learn about HIPAA compliant mobility. Luckily, CloudMine and HOSTING make it easy. If you’d like to learn more about how MBaaS can help you achieve your mobility goals, please download our whitepaper, What is MBaaS, for greater insight and understanding.

 

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