HIPAA Compliance: What You Need to Know

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is one of the simplest ways to increase network security, protect data transmission, provide encryption and meet other compliance requirements.

Information Protection

Information Protection

HIPAA compliance encompasses limitations on uses and disclosures of such information, safeguards against inappropriate uses and disclosures, and individuals’ rights with respect to their health information.
You Can’t Afford to Not Protect ePHI

You Can’t Afford to Not Protect ePHI

Failure to comply with HIPAA regulations can result in substantial fines, criminal charges and even civil action lawsuits. Ignorance of these regulations is not considered to be a justifiable defense, meaning fines up to $50,000 will be issued for non-compliance regardless of whether the violation was willful.

Easily Secure Your HIPAA Technical Safeguards

Integrity Controls

HIPAA compliance requires that covered entities must implement policies and procedures to ensure that ePHI is not improperly altered or destroyed. VPNs use authentication to confirm whether data has been accessed or tampered with, providing straightforward integrity control. Using pre-shared keys, a VPN can identify, authenticate and authorize user access.

Access Control

A covered entity must implement centrally-controlled unique credentials for each user. A VPN that offers a centralized cloud management platform allows organizations to create customized user access to sensitive data. That includes cloud environments, SaaS services, sandbox and production environments, and more.

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Network Security

To protect against unauthorized public access to ePHI, authorized users must encrypt all data that is sent beyond an internal firewalled server. Using a VPN, data passing over any network is secured with advanced encryption. This creates a virtual tunnel so data can’t be intercepted by snoopers, hackers or third parties.

Audit Controls

Organizations must implement hardware, software, and/or procedural mechanisms to record and examine access to information systems that contain or use ePHI. VPNs can offer detailed activity reports and network visibility by identifying and recording access to your systems and data.

Achieve HIPAA Compliance with Secure Solutions

Tasked with choosing the best way to store, access and back up ePHI, many healthcare technology companies and providers are looking at cloud computing.

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Advanced Cloud VPN

Cloud-based VPN technology offers scalability, affordability and increased compatibility with cloud storage environments. Perimeter 81’s SOC 2 and ISO 27001-compliant, highly scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-use cloud VPN service gives companies of all industries and sizes the power to be confidently cloud-based and completely mobile.

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