The simplicity of switching, the savings and the improved access to information are a few of the reasons enterprises are moving to the cloud, but HIPAA-compliant cloud storage makes the cloud a complete solution for improving performance and security.
Storing your patients’ information in a HIPAA-compliant cloud system is safer than using a localized server or paper documents, according to recent findings from the US Department of Health and Human Services. The report found physical theft was the most common type of large data breach, which is virtually eliminated when utilizing HIPAA compliant cloud storage. At CareCloud, data security is priority one.
Meeting HIPAA Standards
CareCloud’s cloud-based healthcare software is HIPAA compliant, meeting government security standards for data transmission and storage. CareCloud uses industry preferred encryption products to protect customer data during transmissions between the customer’s network and the service, plus a commercial-grade firewall as the first line of defense for unwanted access to the system.
At CareCloud we realize that data security is not a one-time certification, it’s an ongoing duty that requires our IT experts to diligently work to stay ahead of potential threats. We think about your data security constantly, so you don’t have to.
Physical Data Storage
Your information is stored in maximum-security data centers in multiple locations, maintained with the highest security standards and protected 24/7 by security personnel. Inside of the data center, your data is further secured inside of a private cage with additional security clearance requirements. Your data is much safer in HIPAA-compliant data centers than it would be on a single client-side server in your office.
The Case for Redundancy
Having your data securely stored in multiple places eliminates the risk of catastrophic data loss due to natural disaster, theft or sabotage. Customer data is stored on a primary database server with a backup database server for redundancy. Furthermore, customer data is replicated to database servers in the disaster recovery facility in real-time.
Safety in Numbers
Attaining this level of data security on an individual basis would be extremely expensive for most enterprises. However, security measures are less expensive when implemented on a larger scale. So the same investment buys more protection. CareCloud’s large client network allows us to deliver enterprise-level security at an affordable price to all our clients.
CareCloud’s role-based data security system gives users different levels of access based on their roles within the organization. By assigning different levels of security clearance to specific people, it becomes easier to prevent security breaches. Role-based security also prevents employees from unwittingly changing or seeing information that does not pertain to their specific function.
CareCloud also built in several security features to ensure HIPAA compliance, including password complexity requirements, session lockouts, verification questions, and more. User passwords are stored using a one-way hashing algorithm and user access log entries will be maintained containing, date, time, and source IP address for a minimum of 30 days for enhanced security and tracking.
CareCloud uses industry accepted encryption products to protect client data during transmissions between client’s network and CareCloud, including 128-bit SSL Certification
You Control Your Data
Although CareCloud hosts and protects your medical practice data, you retain full control over it. You can access it at any time and from multiple locations. It has never been easier or safer to collaborate with the entire care team across locations to provide exceptional patient care.