WebPathLab is HIPAA Compliant
In the event of a catastrophic disaster, be it flood, fire, hurricane, or earthquake, your data will not only remain safe, but accessible from any internet capable device so you can continue working as soon as possible.
What are the HIPAA requirements?
Secure Server Location: Data is located at a HIPAA compliant data center protected from theft, fire, power outages, natural disasters, etc.
Data is Always Secure: Data is encrypted using 128 bit encryption. The instant any information leaves the server, it is encrypted and remains so until it arrives at the customer’s computer. Only then is it un-encrypted.
Disaster Recovery: Natural disasters, such as hurricanes Harvey and Katrina, are examples of why a fully Web-Based solution is the best method to keep data safe in a crisis. After the storms had passed, those with Web-Based solutions were able to recover as soon as they had access back to their labs. However, many with in-house solutions lost data permanently.
Reliability: The data center has redundant access to the backbone of the internet, plus a large diesel generator to provide power in case of an electrical outage.
Multiple Access Levels: WebPathLab’s multiple levels of access allow only those with proper authorization to view critical patient information. Restricted access is in place for those doing quick accessioning, grossing, etc.
HIPAA is part of the TITLE 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations (45 CFR) sections 160, 162 and 164, as published by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
To view an electronic copy of the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 45 – Public Welfare; sections 160, 162 and 164, click here. This website is provided by the National Archives and Records Administration.
Key sections are:
164.306 Security Standards, General Rules
164.308 Administrative Safeguards
Issues of special interest to the US Dept. of Human Health and Services are recovery of data under a disaster recovery plan, protection of data from theft or unauthorized use, and security policies and procedures.
This publication is HIPAA 101 for Health Care Providers, and it was published by the US Dept of Health and Human Services.
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