Enacted by U. S. Congress in 1996 and placed into effect on April 14, 2003, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) contain two rules. It provides privacy and security standards to protect patients’ medical records and other health information. Also, it grants patients with access to their medical records and more control over how their personal health information is used and disclosed. In order for a facility to be considered a HIPAA compliant data center, they must follow these regulations.
HIPAA Compliant data centers offer various solutions to accommodate the needs of healthcare providers who must follow these laws. These may include flexible space, power, cooling, and network connectivity, managed security, physical or virtual data storage and back-up, business continuity, and disaster recovery.
HIPAA compliant data centers ensure medical data security and guarantee information is safe from breaches that can result in millions of dollars of lost business, penalties, and fines.