CoreSite: CoreSite Attains HIPPA Compliance for 16 data centers
Aug 26, 2016 | Posted by Eric Advinci
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CoreSite Realty Corporation Successfully Attains HIPAA Compliance Validation
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR), a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions across the U.S., today announced that it has successfully obtained Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) validation for its platform of 16 operating multi-tenant data centers.
HIPAA requires that covered entities take strong measures to protect the privacy and security of health information. By attaining HIPAA validation, CoreSite provides assurance to healthcare providers and other related enterprises that its national platform of multi-tenant data centers conforms to a high standard of data security and provides a secure environment for customers’ sensitive and confidential data. The validation asserts that the information security program governing the colocation services implements applicable control guidance in HIPAA Security Rule and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act requirements, including the following standards and specifications:
- Administrative Safeguards;
- Physical Safeguards;
- Technical Safeguards;
- Organizational Requirements;
- Policies and Procedures and Documentation Requirements;
- Protected Health Information (PHI) Use and Disclosures – General Rules;
- PHI Uses and Disclosures – Organizational Requirements; and Breach Notification
The addition of HIPAA validation, along with a number of other compliance objectives, confirms that CoreSite data centers maintain stringent compliance standards for data center operations, security and reliability.
CoreSite’s numerous data center controls support its diverse communities of interest in meeting a wide variety of United States regulatory requirements, including Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). Working with its current compliance initiatives and specific customer needs, CoreSite has enabled its customers to achieve a high level of certification within CoreSite’s national platform of network-dense, cloud-enabled multi-tenant data centers.