The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996 to set national security standards for the security and privacy of electronic protected health information (ePHI) in the healthcare and health insurance industries. The HIPAA Security Rule of 2003 requires covered entities to implement or address over 50 administrative, physical, and technical safeguards designed to ensure the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of ePHI, including the prevention of unauthorized access to ePHI.
NTT Global Data Centers Americas engaged Schellman & Company CPAs, one of the top auditing firms in the United States, to review NTT Global Data Centers Americas information security program and controls for compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule. Using attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Schellman & Company found that NTT Global Data Centers Americas program meets or exceeds the standard and applicable implementation specifications for safeguards as defined by the HIPAA Security Rule.
The HIPAA Security Rule has become the de facto security standard for the healthcare industry. The review and attestation by Schellman & Company gives healthcare and health insurance industry companies the confidence to run their critical IT systems in NTT Global Data Centers Americas.
To learn more about our HIPAA and other data center compliance reports and certifications, contact us.