Criteria for Evaluating a HIPAA Cloud Services Provider
Are you evaluating a HIPAA cloud services provider? While the right cloud partner can enhance your HIPAA/HITECH compliance, the wrong one will slow you down and could potentially create even bigger problems down the road. When choosing a HIPAA-compliant cloud partner, be sure that partner provides:
- Credentials that go beyond mere HIPAA/HITECH certification
- Proven, relevant expertise in both health care and the cloud
- A track record of innovation and thought leadership
- A platform that achieves regulatory compliance and is flexible
- Experience in information security and risk management
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the leading organization representing IT professionals working in the U.S. health care industry, has also presented five more criteria that you should consider when evaluating a HIPAA cloud services provider.