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HIPAA COMPLIANT HOSTING

HIPAA Compliant Hosting by Logical Admin ™ is SOC 2 and SOC 3 certified, HIPAA and HITECH audited and designed to secure and protect critical health data, electronic protected health information (ePHI), and records. We are audited by qualified, independent third-party auditing firms to demonstrate our leading security and compliance services.

Whether you're looking for comprehensive, fully managed HIPAA compliant hosting solutions for your HIPAA servers or unmanaged hosting solutions, we can assist you with all your HIPAA compliance hosting needs. Our high-performance HIPAA-Compliant Website, Database, and Storage servers are available as both Dedicated Servers and Cloud-based HIPAA compliant environments and backed by our 100% uptime SLA.


The web hosting platform is secured to industry standards and provides a highly durable, feature-rich solution, powered by the latest tech, offering breakneck performance - available in both dedicated and cloud server environments and backed by our 100% uptime SLA.

COMPLIANT WEB HOSTING

HIPAA-Compliant Web Hosting plans provide ultra-fast data processing capability in a highly available HIPAA-compliant web server. The fast-loading speeds of our highly available HIPAA-compliant web servers come with security safeguards, high performance, and guaranteed reliability.

WINDOWS AND LINUX DEDICATED SERVER

Our HIPAA Windows and Linux dedicated server packages are designed to help you comply with the HIPAA Security Rule and pricing for HIPAA dedicated servers is discounted based on term commitment.

WINDOWS AND LINUX

Compliant Hosting supports A verity of operating systems and platforms

Our HIPAA-Compliant Windows Hosting supports all versions of:

  • Windows Server 2022

  • Windows Server 2019

  • Windows Server 2016

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server 2008

  • Windows 11

  • Windows 10

  • Windows 7

Need Linux? No problem!

HIPAA-Compliant Linux Hosting supports:

  • Ubuntu

  • Debian

  • CentOS

  • FreeBSD

  • SCO

  • Oracle Linux

  • REDHAT

  • Fedora and many more!

APPS

Compliant Apps

These preconfigured apps start in seconds and with only a few clicks of a mouse.

The apps include:

  • LAMP/LEMP

  • WordPress

  • Docker

  • Nextcloud

  • many more!

STORAGE

Compliant Cloud Hosting and Storage

The Cloud Hosting and Storage service is audited and certified to the required standards of the HIPAA Security Rule by an independent third party. The service is architected for enhanced privacy and ultra-secure access controls; the result is all the benefits of the cloud in a consumable, compliant service.

HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Storage is ideal for mission-critical applications without having to compromise speed, security, and reliability; it’s ideal for storing large datasets, file transfer, file storage, online storage, imaging, and health records that require enhanced encryption.

(SBS)

Compliant Secure Block Storage (SBS)

SBS is user-friendly, highly redundant, easily accessible, and scalable. The system is ideal for running a mission-critical HIPAA-compliant application platform that requires robust and scalable block storage. Need to run large queries on datasets? No problem! SBS has low latency and high performance for any HIPAA-compliant cloud storage workload.

Need a secured, reliable, and high-performance database? We’ve got you covered!

Security, scalability, high-speed data transfers, and performance are the focus of our HIPAA Database Hosting Solutions. Logical Admin HIPAA Database solutions offer fast provisioning, ongoing management, and round-the-clock monitoring of your databases.

Our superfast solutions work with a variety of SQL platforms, both proprietary and open source. Whether you are hosting sensitive healthcare records or large data sets and images, you can rest assured that your databases will be backed by our 100% uptime SLA!

Supported Databases

Logical Admin HIPAA Database solutions offer fast provisioning, ongoing management, and round-the-clock monitoring of your databases. We understand that system performance is critical in supporting your business performance, we provide:

DATABASE AND SECURITY

Microsoft SQL (MSSQL):

Microsoft SQL Server can support small or large data warehouses in a user-friendly package. Data is secured with Always-On encryption technology, row-level security, dynamic data masking, transparent data encryption (TDE), and robust auditing.

MySQL:

MySQL features easy access and interaction with the server. Triggers, stored procedures, and views enhance development efficiency and productivity. It is faster, cost-effective, and reliable, and a solid security layer of MySQL protects sensitive data from intruders.

PostgreSQL:

PostgreSQL is a general-purpose object-relational database management system that allows custom functions using a variety of programming languages.

As an experienced HIPAA-Compliant hosting partner, Logical Admin has an extensive history of building, managing, and maintaining a robust healthcare IT platform and HIPAA-Compliant cloud environment, one that is inherently secure and designed from the ground up to protect electronic patient health

information (ePHI). Our customers can directly plug into this web hosting service knowing that ePHI data integrity is protected.

REQUIREMENTS AND CHECKLIST

Implementing HIPAA compliance can be complicated. HIPAA compliance hosting involves integrating server hosting solutions with security and managed services to achieve HIPAA compliance. This also means that the end solution would include a Business Associates Agreement. We have compiled an easy, solution-oriented HIPAA web hosting requirements checklist, in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Security Rule. Logical Admin can help provide all these components to help deliver HIPAA-Compliant Server Hosting Solutions. Below are nine elements you need for a HIPAA-Compliant hosting environment for HIPAA Web Hosting, HIPAA Database Hosting, or other HIPAA hosting setups:

  • Firewall

  • Encrypted VPN

  • Offsite backups

  • Multifactor authentication

  • Private hosted environment

  • SSL certificates

  • SSAE 18 certification (SOC 2)

  • HIPAA Audited

  • Business associate agreement (BAA)

SECURITY

Firewall:

A fully implemented firewall in your server environment is a must to meet the HIPAA-Compliant server requirements. Typically, server environments have a combination of perimeter and server-side firewalls along with solutions specifically designed for web applications, because apps create their unique challenges and have become such a frequent target for intrusions.

SOC 2 TYPE II and SOC 3 TYPE II Certifications:

Logical Admin server solutions feature heightened security with fully-managed firewalls, VPNs with encryption, and intrusion detection and prevention systems. This is all backed by an infrastructure that has received SOC 2 and SOC 3 reports. The audit for the reports is based on the AICPA guidelines, including the Trust Service Principles. These tests of operating effectiveness included controls relevant to security and availability principles. These reports replaced the previous Statement on auditing Standards No. 70 reports, as the SAS 70 standard has been retired.

Multifactor Authentication:

Multi-factor authentication is simple and fast to establish once set up correctly, similar to the other HIPAA-Compliant server requirements. Many of the systems you’ll see recommended will be based on Duo by Cisco, which will require everyone to have that app installed on their cell phones or receive SMS messages.

Encrypted VPN:

A fully implemented firewall in your server environment is a must to meet the HIPAA-Compliant server requirements. Typically, server environments have a combination of perimeter and server-side firewalls along with solutions specifically designed for web applications, because apps create their unique challenges and have become such a frequent target for intrusions.

Private Hosted Environment:

Multi-factor authentication is simple and fast to establish once set up correctly, similar to the other HIPAA-Compliant server requirements. Many of the systems you’ll see recommended will be based on Duo by Cisco, which will require everyone to have that app installed on their cell phones or receive SMS messages.

SSL Certificates:

You need secure sockets layer (SSL) certificates established throughout your site, for any domains and subdomains hosting healthcare information or where sensitive ePHI is accessed. In other words, any part of your site that needs login credentials should always also have an SSL.

HIPAA AUDITED

Logical Admin will establish a secure environment that provides medical companies and patients online protection through HIPAA-Compliant Server solutions. These solutions help to better secure personal information in an environment built to safeguard ePHI (electronic-protected health information.) HIPAA server alone does not make you HIPAA-compliant. Compliance is determined by the adherence to the privacy and security rules outlined by HIPAA. HIPAA servers only address one aspect of those requirements. You are still required to meet administrative and technical specifications of the HIPAA Security Rule to be compliant.

BUSINESS ASSOCIATE AGREEMENT

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If you use any outside entity to assist with your ePHI, including a server infrastructure company, you must have a BAA signed with that organization to ensure that your business associate is performing their side of responsibilities as well. That document does not clear you of your responsibilities related to HIPAA, but it does delineate the role that the organization takes and ways in which they should be held liable for any breaches, etc.

Learn more about HIPAA Compliance and HIPAA Compliant Hosting:

What is HIPAA Compliant Hosting?

HIPAA compliant hosting is a web hosting solution that meets and exceeds the required physical, administrative, and technical safeguards mandated by the HIPAA regulations of 1996, including the subsequent Security Rule and Privacy Rule amendments of 2003. Managed service providers, HIPAA-covered entities, and relevant third parties are bound by these regulations to protect and uphold patient data integrity.

How much is HIPAA-Compliant Hosting?

HIPAA-Compliant Hosting solutions with Logical Admin are a lot more affordable than you might think. Our specialists are standing by to discuss your HIPAA requirements. If you would like to experience a 30-day limited free trial, contact us today.

Are there free HIPAA-compliant hosting plans?

HIPAA compliance is difficult for HIPAA-compliant hosting providers to achieve as there are many physical and technical safeguards that a HIPAA-compliant cloud computing infrastructure must fulfill in order for a cloud service provider to meet HIPAA requirements. For this reason, a free web hosting service that can ensure HIPAA compliance is impossible. We do, however, offer some of the very best rates for HIPAA-compliant hosting services in the United States, and our infrastructure is some of the fastest available. We also offer a 30-day free trial of our HIPAA-compliant hosting services, so contact us for a web hosting trial.

Is HIPAA-compliant hosting expensive?

A HIPAA-Compliant hosting environment requires specialist configuration, management, and upkeep. The cost varies depending on what is in scope. Costs are incurred because extra steps are needed to safeguard data, meet regulations, and undergo audits. However, for those who need it, HIPAA hosting is worth the cost, especially considering legal liabilities for healthcare providers and their business associates when patient data is breached.

Do I need HIPAA-Compliant Hosting?

We always recommend consulting legal advisors if you are unsure whether HIPAA legislation applies to your business. The general rule is that if you process or store protected health information that can identify a patient, then the rules apply and you'll need a HIPAA-compliant hosting solution if you want to store that electronic protected health information in the cloud or on a dedicated server. If the data is anonymized, the rules can vary; once again, seek legal advice if you are not sure.

What are the advantages of HIPAA Hosting?

HIPAA cloud hosting offers strategic advantages and alleviates headaches for our customers. A HIPAA-Compliant Hosting solution ensures that all the physical, administrative, and technical safeguards of HIPAA are met with your Logical Admin services as long as you consume those services appropriately and maintain proper safeguards on your side as well.

What certifications should my HIPAA-Compliant Hosting partner have?

Certifications help showcase your provider’s expertise and tenacity in maintaining the best HIPAA-Compliant environment. Look for SOC 2/SOC 3 certifications and HITECH and HIPAA Audited partners. To review all Logical Admin certifications and partnerships, click here.

Is my hosting provider really HIPAA Compliant?

Managed hosting providers are not allowed to falsely advertise HIPAA compliance; however, what parts of a HIPAA audit HIPAA compliant hosting providers will provide services for to get your team to full HIPAA compliance will vary. HIPAA is a federal law, and as such, it is illegal to breach the conditions of HIPAA and could result in hefty fines.

While some vendors might say they are "compliant," responsibility remains with the HIPAA-covered entity to ensure that they are engaging with truly compliant business associates. The only real way to ensure they are is if they have a solid BAA in place and have an audit of their HIPAA-compliant hosting solutions performed. Some competitors may say they offer HIPAA-

compliant hosting solutions, but they might only be talking about a server or a specific part of their service. It is best practice to always perform an audit of the environment to ensure no assumptions are being made between the hosting providers and the healthcare organizations.

Should I consider additional HIPAA managed services?

One significant advantage of outsourcing HIPAA hosting is the additional optional managed services. Managed services, such as offsite backups, server management, an IPS, vulnerability scans, anti-malware, and network security, can be bolted onto a hosting services package. For detailed information about the managed services available to the healthcare industry from Logical Admin,

What mandatory features should my HIPAA hosting provider have?

While the features your HIPAA-compliant solutions need will depend on your requirements, these are a great start: Fully Managed Firewall, Multi-Factor Authentication, Intrusion Prevention Service, Antivirus Deep Security, Server Management Service with Auto-Patching, and On-Site and Off-Site Backups.

What technical support should be available from my hosting provider?

The level of technical customer support required will vary depending on your internal IT team’s resources and man-hours available. By default, 24x7x365 customer support is a must when it comes to HIPAA-compliant hosting requirements. Selecting a provider that also provides phone support, ticket support, tiered support, and consulting services is a must in HIPAA-covered industries. With the extra level of customer support available, it will ensure you and your team are never left trying to figure out an issue.

What makes a database HIPAA compliant?

While databases are not inherently HIPAA-compliant, cloud hosting providers can deliver the services required to make compliance easy. HIPAA legislation requires organizations to implement the following to ensure compliance:

•Access control
•Data encryption
•Audit logging
•User authentication
•Data backups and disaster recovery
•Business Associate Agreements (BAA)

How do I run a HIPAA-Compliant Server?

To maintain a HIPAA-compliant server, you must follow a distinct set of guidelines. You should:

•Fully encrypt your data at rest and in transit
•Harden the operating system and close any not used ports
•Enforce unique user authentication and multi-factor authentication
•Maintain audit logs
•Perform regular server backups, that are also fully encrypted
•Assign appropriate user roles and privileges
•Perform vulnerability scans regularly to ensure no gaps are missed
•Utilize anti-malware, file scanner, network scanner to ensure no breaches occur

Can sensitive data be stored on Cloud Hosting?

Sensitive data can be stored in a HIPAA-compliant cloud, as long as the necessary technical safeguards are met by the HIPAA compliant hosting provider, such as having access controls, encryption, and a signed BAA in place.

How do I implement HIPAA compliance in cloud computing?

Merely securing a signed BAAs will not guarantee healthcare organizations' compliance with HIPAA guidelines. A Covered Entity and its Business Associates must work closely together to ensure that they comply with HIPAA legislation, implementing key security features, such as multi-factor user authentication, industry-standard encryption, and activity monitoring (some web hosting companies offer HIPAA compliance monitoring). Partnering with a trusted HIPAA-compliant cloud hosting provider such as Logical Admin can take the hassle out of compliance.
This page was updated with the latest information on4/12/2022.

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