A HIPAA Compliant Data Center is a secure computing facility that observes the rules and regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1996 and placed into effect on April 14, 2003, HIPAA has two main objectives — to lay out privacy and security standards designed to protect patients’ personal health information, and to give patients direct access to (and more control over) their medical records. In order for a data center to be considered HIPAA compliant, it must follow all current regulations — ensuring that medical data security and guarantee information is safe from breaches that could result in millions of dollars of lost business, penalties, and fines.
HIPAA compliant data centers offer various solutions to accommodate the needs of healthcare providers who must follow these laws. These may include scalable, secure space with reliable power, cooling, network connectivity, disaster recovery and more.