DHS Issues Guidance on HIPAA and Cloud Computing

  • By: Staff Editor
  • Date: October 25, 2016
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DHS Issues Guidance on HIPAA and Cloud Computing

Cloud computing, an indelible part of healthcare systems and networks today, will now be regulated and brought under the HIPAA fold. DHS released the guidance that details the requirements for cloud computing service providers (CSP providers), clarifying that CSPs that create, receive, maintain, or transmit PHI (protected health information) on behalf of a business associate or covered entity are deemed business associates according to HIPAA.

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