Under HIPAA Security Rule 164.308(a)(7)(ii)(A), medical providers and their business associates are required by law to implement a data backup plan that ensures protected health information (PHI) is properly safeguarded.
In response to these growing, related needs, HIPAA compliance innovator HIPAA Secure Now! and managed online backup and recovery solutions provider BUMI (Backup My Info!) announced today a new HIPAA compliant data backup service called HIPAA Secure Backup Powered by BUMI.
HIPAA Secure Backup Powered by BUMI ensures data is encrypted prior to being sent to the BUMI servers--and that data remains encrypted on the servers. The service is fully managed from the software installation to monitoring backups, notifying clients if there are issues with backups. In addition, the solution comes with 24x7 live support and data recovery.
“One of the most frequently asked question we get from our clients is concerning HIPAA compliant data backup services,” says HIPAA Secure Now! president and CEO Art Gross. “BUMI ensures that data backups comply with HIPAA regulations, and signing a HIPAA business associate agreement ensures compliance with the HIPAA Security and Omnibus Rules. In addition, their 24x7 live support is unmatched.”
Indeed, BUMI will sign a required HIPAA business associate agreement with either a covered entity or business associate (healthcare organizations and their contractors) to certify they comply with the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule.
BUMI president and founder Jennifer Walzer is also looking forward to helping SMBs comply with HIPAA. “Our fully managed, premium backup and recovery solution provides healthcare organization the peace of mind that their patient data is securely backed up and complaint with HIPAA regulations,” she says.