Human Health Services (HHS) enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996 to protect personal health information (PHI). Shortly thereafter, the Privacy and Security Rules were established to outline HIPAA compliance protocols and provide a roadmap for technology and processes to protect electronic PHI as it moves through the health care system.
In order to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of private health care data, organizations that qualify as “covered entities” must comply with HIPAA standards and protocols or face stiff penalties. But compliance can be an expensive, time-consuming undertaking.
With Alert Logic’s Threat Manager and Log Manager, covered entities have an easy, affordable solution for HIPAA compliance and network security. By taking vulnerability assessment, intrusion detection and log management solutions into the cloud, Threat Manager and Log Manager help automate the process and eliminate the intensive manual burden of compliance. Alert Logic makes HIPAA compliance as painless as possible, so that health care organizations can focus more on healing, and less on HIPAA.