Guide to HIPAA Compliant Cloud Backup

A candid look at HIPAA compliant backups, and guidelines for keeping your client patient data safe in the cloud

If you are an MSP or IT service provider who serves healthcare clients, then you know you need to comply with HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). Understanding its requirements, however, can be challenging.

One point that needs special attention is your client practice’s data backup protocols. Having a reliable data backup plan is crucial for any business, but when considering protecting patient information, making an extra effort isn’t just smart; it’s expected.

So what does HIPAA compliance require when it comes to cloud backup? We have boiled the main maters of HIPAA compliant cloud backup into one guide that covers the following topics:

  • Overview of HIPAA basic principles
  • Why the HIPAA regulation applies to cloud backup
  • HIPAA-related backup requirements
  • How to create a HIPAA-compliant backup
  • And more