If your business handles any sort of medical or health records, it is imperative that you have a strong healthcare data management plan in place. For most medical facilities, this means not only digitizing patient health records but also storing (and backing them up) on a secure dedicated server. The last thing your business needs is a healthcare data breach that could tarnish your reputation and put patients’ confidential data on-the-line.
The Importance of Secure Healthcare Data Storage
In the United States, health records are so sensitive that they are protected by law. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed in 1996 and implemented vital safeguards designed to protect medical data and related health information.
All businesses that handle medical records are required to adhere to HIPAA regulations – and if your business fails to properly safeguard sensitive data (including confidential medical records), you could face a HIPAA violation, a lawsuit, or worse. Combine this with the negative reputation your business will face if any patient data is leaked in a data breach and it’s easy to see why secure healthcare data storage is so important.
Benefits of Dedicated Servers for Hospital Data Storage
When it comes to storing medical records, businesses essentially have two options – they can store the data on their own property (either physically or on a personal server) or they can opt to use a remote server. These days, more and more businesses are beginning to use remote dedicated servers for the storage of sensitive medical records.
Dedicated server security is unrivaled when you choose the right hosting platform to trust with your clients’ health information. You may be less likely to experience a data breach because dedicated hosting data centers typically have a number of security safeguards in place. This includes everything from physical barriers (such as controlled access, security guards, and surveillance systems) to technical security features like DDoS protection, data back-ups, and more. You can ask your host whether their data center is compliant with HIPAA laws.
In addition to greater security, a dedicated server also saves you space at your place of business by allowing you to store important medical records remotely. At the same time, you’ll be able to quickly and easily access these records when needed. And unlike hosting your own on-site server, a dedicated remote server doesn’t require your ongoing time and maintenance.
How ReliableSite Dedicated Servers Can Help
All of ReliableSite’s data center locations are rated as HIPAA compliant. We offer a wide range of dedicated server options that are suitable for secure healthcare data storage. All of our servers are highly customizable to meet your company’s exact needs. For your added security and peace of mind, we also have a number of technical and physical security features at all of our data centers. This includes 24/7 staffed security roaming the premises, as well as quality surveillance. Access to server rooms is also carefully controlled through the use of key cards, biometric access, employee identification, and more.
From a technical standpoint, all of our dedicated servers also come with free standard DDoS protection, the ability to back-up your data, and service level guarantees. Each of our data centers has also completed an SSAE 16 Type II audit to ensure the absolute highest level of security for your clients’ confidential medical and health records.
At ReliableSite, we understand just how important it is to keep your clients’ data secure. Interested in finding out more about our dedicated server plans for healthcare data storage? Or perhaps you’re ready to get started in choosing and setting up your dedicated hosting plan. Either way, our knowledgeable and friendly team is here to help. Contact us today to begin!