HHS HIPAA Guidance on Cloud Computing Systems

Houston Medical Times December 2016

Charles C. Dunham, IV, an Associate in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Houston and New York offices, and Francesca R. Ozinal, an Associate in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, authored an article in the Houston Medical Times, titled “HHS HIPAA Guidance on Cloud Computing Systems.”

Following is an excerpt (see below to download the full article in PDF format):

Health care providers are increasingly adopting and utilizing cloud-based solutions, such as electronic medical record (EMR) systems, patient portals and virtual consults, in the delivery of treatment and care to their patients in the community. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) recently issued HIPAA related guidance on contractual and regulatory obligations specific to utilizing cloud services providers (“CSP”).

This article discusses important takeaways from the HHS guidance.

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