(The Hosting News) – Managed hosting provider Edgewebhosting Inc. announced it 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.
CliftonLarsonAllen 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’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 cloud hosting, private cloud and hybrid 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.”
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.
About Edge Web Hosting
An innovative provider specializing managed hosting solutions, Edge Web Hosting delivers customers 100% uptime with a staff dedicated to 24/7 monitoring. Among the company’s services are cloud, hybrid, dedicated and cluster hosting, colocation and more. Edge Web Hosting exceeds customer expectations by providing no surprise pricing, ensuring that monthly bills stay free of unexpected charges. Hosting from the company is compliant with industry standards in the areas of PCI, SSAE 16, SAS70, HIPAA and FISMA. For more information on Edge Web Hosting, please visit: www.edgewebhosting.net