Hostway has gained accreditation for electronic protected health information (ePHI) across its HIPAA and HITECH compliant managed solutions, the company announced this week at the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference in Orlando.
Some companies have struggled to meet HIPAA’s data protection standards, as more than $58 million in fines have been levied so far against health care providers and their business associates for failures to protect patient information.
Hostway received approval for the security and availability measures of its HIPAA offerings from independent external auditors, and will also provide a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) to give customers additional peace of mind.
“We’re providing those who require HIPAA compliance the highest levels of trust and the peace of mind they deserve. The BAAs we provide are backed by the extraordinary measures we take to deliver industry-leading compliance services,” Emil Sayegh, CEO of Hostway said in a statement.
Sayegh took over as Hostway CEO in September. Sayegh told the WHIR in an October interview that specializing in compliance is part of Hostway’s plan to grow its mid-market enterprise customer base.
Hostway says it ensures security and compliance through technologies such as intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS), virtual private network (VPN), multi-factor authentication, web application firewall (WAF), file integrity monitoring, security event log management, threat monitoring and response, and data encryption.
“We’ve been a happy Hostway customer for more than a decade. As our hosting demands have evolved, Hostway has always exceeded our expectations. And when our privacy and security requirements increased, Hostway was there to implement an excellent HIPAA-compliant hosting solution,” Jesse Randall, Director of Infrastructure and Security at Ecteon, a provider of contract management software for the healthcare community said.
Host.net also recently joined the healthcare hosting market with the launch of HIPAA-compliant services in January.