A New Opportunity for MSPs with HIPAA
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has created highly profitable new opportunities for Online Backup Service Providers. Hundreds of thousands of potential new customers are required by law to back up their files and store them, encrypted, so they can be recovered in the event of a fire, natural disaster, or other catastrophe.
There are hefty penalties for those who do not comply. Obviously, they all want to comply. You now have a set of tools that can quickly and easily bring your customers into compliance within hours.
HIPAA requires healthcare providers and their business associates to handle medical records (called Protected Health Information or PHI) in ways that protect the privacy of patients while ensuring the integrity of their records.
Doctor's offices and other healthcare providers are required by law to protect their electronic records in several ways.
Make sure that only authorized people can access them;
Verify the identity of anyone requesting access;
Make sure the records are not improperly altered or destroyed;
Verify that the records have not been altered or destroyed in an unauthorized manner;
Be able to recover copies of records in the event of fire, natural disasters, or other catastrophe;
Back up electronic records;
Establish a Disaster Recovery Plan.
Penalties for failure to comply with HIPAA can be stiff. Wrongful disclosure of PHI can cost a healthcare provider $50,000 and imprisonment for up to a year. Additional penalties for more serious violations can amount to $250,000 and imprisonment for up to ten years.
Who must comply with HIPAA?
Doctors, Dentists, Optometrists, any healthcare provider who keeps medical records (Protected Health Information or PHI);
Healthcare clearing houses;
Medical billing companies;
Any associate of a healthcare provider who has access to unencrypted PHI.
Remote Backup Systems offers a variety of affordable solutions that let you host your own branded, customizable Online Backup Service that can help your end users comply with HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, and virtually all other privacy and security legislation in the USA and abroad.
Many of our most successful partners build a marketing campaign around compliance issues, targeting prospects who are forced by law to comply. Those who are not fully in compliance usually know it, and welcome the opportunity to hear your solution.
Our software comes with a complete business plan template, as required by HIPAA. It comes with Server software that you host on your own computers or in the Cloud, and Client software that installs on your end users' computers.
Backups are done automatically. They are fully encrypted with a password known only to the end user. Files are sent securely over the Internet to your Server where they are stored in their encrypted form. Only your end user can access his files.
End users can restore their files online 24x7 using an intuitive restore interface.
Keep your clients longer and happier. Open new markets. Make Online Backup part of your suite of services. With our 25 years in the business and vast industry knowledge, Remote Backup Systems (an American company) is your perfect partner.
Full solutions start at just $2450. Phone us today for a consultation with a specialist.
There is no official certification for software used to help comply with HIPAA or for online backup service providers. The Act does not specify any type of software. It only specifies procedures and methods used to achieve compliance. RBackup is fully compliant with all HIPAA requirements in sections 164.308(a)(7)(i), 164.308(a)(7)(ii), 164.312(a)(1), 164.312(d), 164.312(c)(1), and 164.312(c)(2).
Online Backup Service Providers are not "covered entities" or "associates" as defined by HIPAA, and thus are not required to comply with HIPAA.
Remote Backup Systems does not offer legal advice. Contact a lawyer or refer to the U.S. Department of Human Services' website at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/