Originally posted on CBS Detroit:
ANN ARBOR — A tiny USB drive stolen from the car of an Alaska health worker wound up costing the state of Alaska $1.7 million in federal fines last July. Will your organization be protected when enforcement of health privacy laws skyrockets in 2013?
Online Tech announced today it is the first data center operator to have its data centers and cloud computing infrastructure voluntarily audited to the U.S. Office for Civil Rights HIPAA Audit Protocol.
“For the Department of Health and Human Services and OCR this isn’t a joking matter anymore – you will comply,’’ said Nate Buchholz, information services director at Genesys Physician Hospital Organization (PHO). “We have five (full time employees) all dedicated to securing our infrastructure. Online Tech is our data center colocation partner: they keep our lights on.’’
With the federal enforcement soaring in 2013, Buchholz said health providers are turning to Online Tech because “they take…
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