Private & Secure Data Protection for Medical Professionals & Healthcare Facilities
Electronic medical records, paperless prescriptions and increasing regulations are making healthcare a data-intensive enterprise. For providers, health plan administrators, and others who handle medical information, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) sets strict rules for storing health information and ensuring patient privacy.
Dakota Backup knows how important it is to protect the privacy and security of health information. Our online backup and recovery solutions utilizes two geographically disparate Tier III and SAS 70 Type II certified data centers, helping you meet security requirements for Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI). This ensures that your confidential information is stored safely, securely and in compliance with regulatory mandates.
Our data protection solution Powered by Asigra Cloud Backup is FIPS 140-2 validated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) has a number of purposely ambiguous deadlines designed for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) so it can add clarification at a later date. Arguably, the first area of clarification for healthcare is in the area of data breach notification.
HITECH mandates that when a data breach occurs that exposes over 500 patient records, prominent local media must be notified. Further, data breaches in this category must be posted to the DHHS web site. HITECH provides for "safe harbor" from the costs of patient notification as well as reputational risk if data is protected from unauthorized access using encryption. The approved encryption processes to claim safe harbor are those that comply with the requirements of Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2. This cryptographic standard ensures that federal guidelines for the effectiveness of encryption, strength of the algorithm, and security of the decryption key are met.
Without FIPS 140-2 certification, it is unwise for a healthcare institution to invest in data protection solutions that move Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) across networks for backup and recovery, disaster recovery or data archiving.
Dakota Backup, powered by Asigra Cloud Backup, is the first major backup vendor to achieve FIPS 140-2 security validation for the protection of your electronic health records.