Storing and Processing ePHI in the Cloud, and Other Cloud Computing Answers from HHS

October 21, 2016 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​Healthcare organizations looking to better take advantage of cloud computing solutions while complying with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations may be interested in new guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). While cloud computing takes many forms, HHS's guidance focuses on cloud resources offered by a provider that is a separate legal entity from the covered entity or the entity's business associate. HHS provided a list of 11 questions and answers on related topics.

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