Archive for the 'HIPAA Compliance' Category

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Is It Safe?

Some of you might remember the movie Marathon Man starring Dustin Hoffman as Babe.  In it, he is repeatedly questioned by the former Nazi SS dentist, Dr. Christian Szell and asked, “Is it safe?”

Christian Szell: Is it safe? Is it safe?

Babe: You’re talking to me?

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HIPAA Security Rule Controls: Do You Have Them?

HIPAA security rules and HIPAA compliance requirementsRecent changes to the HIPAA Rules through the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule, may affect the way healthcare professionals do business. The changes, which became effective March 26, 2013, now apply the Security Rule not only to covered entities but also to business associates of covered entities and subcontractors of business associates. This means that any organization involved with electronic protected health information (EPHI) must have and follow a well-written information security policy with established practices and guidelines that protect this EPHI from falling into the wrong hands. Failure to comply with the HIPAA Rules could result in fines up to $1.5 million for all violations of an identical provision in a calendar year.
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Should You Care About Application Performance Management?

Every customer running revenue-critical business applications should consider adding application performance monitoring and management.  For this reason, we have taken our experience deploying application performance monitoring tools for our customers and released a standard managed solution.  Our new Application Performance Management (APM) service, powered by AppDynamics, offers a “managed with” model in which we integrate APM with our customers’ managed hosting and cloud service. We handle the deployment, configuration, monitoring and assist clients with utilizing the APM solution.

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Layered Tech Commitment to Privacy Continues with Safe Harbor Recertification

With the prevalence of cybercrime, governments have enacted laws; organizations have established standards; and companies such as Layered Tech have implemented considerable administrative, technical, and physical controls on information security to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.

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Take the Plunge Into the Cloud

Plunge into the cloud with Layered Tech cloud hosting and cloud servicesI have spent the last 12 years working in sales in the hosting industry, and I must say that the last 4+ have been the most interesting with the emergence of cloud hosting in the market. I spend my days working with current and future cloud users, and from what I have gathered over the past few years, new cloud adopters usually have three major concerns when it comes to hosting their applications in the cloud:
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Up and to the Right: Layered Tech advances in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner Research logoGartner recently published the 2013 edition of the Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting which included Layered Tech. Since our first inclusion in 2010, Layered Tech has significantly increased our ranking and position with respect to completeness of vision and ability to execute. We have consistently moved up and to the right.

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Mixing Clients in the Cloud

The recently announced Layered Tech Cloud Data Center platform extends our experience in delivering secure and compliance solutions to the cloud, without sacrificing business agility. We have operated secure multi-tenant virtualized platforms for many years including our virtual private server (VPS) platform (since 2007) and our Matrix community cloud (since 2009). Now we offer a completely virtualized cloud data center environment with optional PCI and HIPAA compliance service and guarantee.

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Verizon Enters HIPAA Compliance Market

Layered Tech was excited to see Verizon’s October 1 announcement highlighting their new cloud portfolio supporting the Healthcare security requirements, because it provides further validation that the Healthcare industry is rapidly growing and truly needs solutions to meet the stringent HIPAA compliance regulations.
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Where Are You on HIPAA Compliance?

Electronic Health Records for HIPAAHealthcare information and the push to adopt Electronic Health Records by 2014 can be very intimidating.  The Medicare and Medicaid programs provide incentives to eligible professionals, hospitals and critical access hospitals as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology.  For many healthcare professionals, this is a daunting and scary proposal.  Firstly, it can change the way a practice is conducted.  Secondly, the cloud or internet can be a very confusing place.  The prevailing notion of the cloud is that is it an unsafe place over which you, as a user, have no control.

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Additional Observations from the HIMSS12 Conference and Results from the Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey

HIMSS Health IT Conference and ExhibitionAs mentioned in the previous blog entry, Layered Tech recently attended the annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, the premier healthcare IT show of the year. In our last post, we recapped the main takeaways related to HIPAA, hosting and cloud computing, but there were some other aspects from the show we felt were noteworthy. Also, during the show, HIMSS released the results of its annual Leadership Survey. The findings illustrate the state of the industry, the challenges faced and the objectives that are top-of-mind for healthcare organizations.

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