Hostway Announces Accreditation as a HIPAA-Compliant Service Provider

At the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference in Orlando, managed hosting provider Hostway has announced a broad portfolio of managed solutions that are now compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH), with an accreditation for electronic protected health information (ePHI). 

Hostway has received an attestation from external independent auditors. The company would provide additional peace of mind via a signed Business Associate Agreement (BAA) validating that it will appropriately safeguard protected health information.

cloud healthcare“The expansion of Hostway’s HIPAA offerings builds on the company’s commitment to offer trusted and secure cloud solutions that comply with the highest industry standards,” said Emil Sayegh, CEO of Hostway. “More than $58 million in fines have been levied for failures to properly protect patients’ information. 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.”

To ensure security compliance, Hostway employs a range of technologies and services that include 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, threat response, and data encryption.

With more than 19 years of hosting and cloud experience, Hostway delivers managed hosting services, public/private/hybrid clouds, along with managed services, on-boarding and consulting to some of the world’s most significant brands. More than 40 “leading” healthcare organizations would already trust Hostway to deliver HIPAA-compliant services today.