Project Hosts Unveils Ready-to-Run HIPAA/HITRUST Security Containers on Microsoft Azure

Project Hosts, a cloud solutions provider with expertise in managing and securing Windows and Linux based solutions in Azure, is now offering “ready-to-run” HIPAA/HITRUST Security Containers on Microsoft Azure. The new solutions is aimed at healthcare companies and ISVs that need to ensure their cloud apps and workloads are fully compliant with regulatory standards at the software and data level. 

The HIPAA/HITRUST Azure Security Container extends Azure’s built-in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) security compliance to include all software and data running in the cloud. This would ensure that all electronic personal health information (ePHI) is fully protected from unauthorized access and/or theft.

cloud hosting healthcare“Many healthcare provider organizations are telling us that their IT strategy is to eliminate a majority of their data centers in favor of migrating to the cloud,” said Scott Chapman, CEO and cofounder of Project Hosts. “Our Azure Security Container facilitates this migration, while also offering a faster and more cost-effective methodology to secure the environment, meet regulatory compliance, and provide ongoing managed support and services.”

The Project Hosts HIPAA/HITRUST Azure Security Container would offer a complete, “ready-to-run” environment that includes:

  • Project Hosts’ Azure Security Services – HIPAA/HITRUST Security Compliance, Azure Applications and Access Management Services, Azure Performance Management Services, and Documentation and Compliance Management
  • Backup and Archiving Services – Applications Data Backup and Microsoft Office 365 Email Archiving
  • Disaster Recovery Services – Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) based on Azure Site Recovery
  • Compliance Management Tools / Services – HIPAA/HITRUST/ISO27001 Compliance Management Tools and support

Project Hosts’ Azure Security Container is a turnkey HIPAA attested, HITRUST-common security framework compliant environment for healthcare applications and solutions,” said Hector Rodriguez, director, Microsoft Worldwide Healthcare, Microsoft. “With this ready-made security container, healthcare entities can more quickly move their workloads to the cloud without the need to incur the effort and expense required to design, implement, document and audit the application-level security controls required for full compliance.”

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