Online Backup and Storage and HIPAA Compliance

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Executive Summary

Discussion and debate over how HIPAA dictates online backup and storage solutions has continued for the past five years. This paper gives the facts and innuendo surrounding the discussion. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) HIPAA was designed to. HIPAA applies to any health care provider, health plan and clearing house (collectively "Covered Entities") that electronically maintain or transmit health information pertaining to individuals. Covered Entities must have appropriate measures that address the physical, technical and administrative components of patient data (information) privacy.

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