Managed Hosting Provider, Edge Web Hosting, Completes HIPAA HITECH Hosting Audit

Edge Web Hosting, a company specializing in managed hosting solutions, has successfully completed an independent, third party audit for compliance with the Security Rule of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

managed-hosting-healthcareCliftonLarsonAllen LLP conducted the audit following the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) audit protocol. The OCR HIPAA protocol analyzes processes, controls, and policies pursuant to the HITECH Act. The audit covered Edge Web Hosting’s administrative safeguards, physical safeguards and technical safeguards. In addition, the OCR HIPAA audit included the testing of organizational requirements and policies, procedures and documentation requirements.

“Our clients entrust us to deliver highly available and secure managed hosting and cloud hosting solutions.” said Michael Altman, chief operating officer of Edgewebhosting. “Successfully completing the HIPAA audit reflects our commitment to maintaining quality and compliance standards for our healthcare customers.”

Patient health information

Any company that that deals with patient health records or provides services to companies that work with patient health information must ensure that all of the required physical, network and process security measures are in place and followed according to the HIPAA Privacy and HIPAA Security Rules. The Security Rule requires Covered Entities to maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards for protecting e-PHI.

Edge Web Hosting is a hosting provider headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Among the company’s services are managed hosting, cloud hosting, hybrid, dedicated and cluster hosting, colocation, and more.