CHICAGO - Stratosphere Networks has announced that it is now officially compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This opens up more opportunities for the Chicago-based IT managed service provider to partner with healthcare providers and other organizations in the healthcare industry.
"We're very pleased to announce that we have achieved HIPAA compliance," said Steve Melchiorre, CEO of Stratosphere Networks. "We understand that ensuring patient information stays secure under this regulation is a top priority not only for organizations in the healthcare industry but also for companies in other industries with clients in the healthcare space that must meet higher standards under laws like HIPAA. They can now rest assured that if they choose us as their technology partner, we'll safeguard all sensitive data in line with HIPAA requirements."
HIPAA was passed in 1996 to make the U.S. healthcare system more efficient and effective, according to the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The law set nationwide standards for electronic healthcare transactions, security, code sets, and unique health identifiers. Due to advances in technology in the healthcare industry, Congress recognized it was necessary to enact privacy protections for individually identifiable health information, a.k.a. protected health information (PHI).
Any organization that works with PHI (i.e., a covered entity under HIPAA) must have proper security measures in place in line with the law. These covered entities include not only certain healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses but also business associates of those covered entities that access PHI.
Stratosphere Networks delivers comprehensive technology services and solutions to businesses across all industries, including healthcare. In addition to best-in-class Chicago IT support and managed IT services, the company also offers managed cybersecurity solutions, as well as cloud consulting services. For more information, please call 877-599-3999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.