HIPAA Security Partnership Announcement


We are pleased to announce significant upgrades which further enhance the Artichoke data security and infrastructure for our subscribers and their clients.  To accomplish this we have partnered with data security compliance experts, ClearData.

Our HIPAA Data Security Partner:

Artichoke has partnered with industry leader, ClearData to ensure that the highest applicable standards of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act) compliance are met.  Even if you’re unsure about the application of HIPAA to your business, it should be comforting to know that your client data will be so secure that it meets this very demanding set of standards set for the protection of personal health information. (PHI)  (Applicable in The United States)

The ClearDATA platform is designed for today’s and future healthcare and life sciences compliance’s needs. The ClearDATA Managed Cloud protects sensitive healthcare data using purpose-built Compliance Safeguards, DevOps Automation, and Healthcare Expertise.

ClearData solutions solve the three fundamental challenges in Healthcare and Life Sciences:

  • Securing and protecting sensitive data
  • Deploying Automation for speed and agility
  • Interpreting healthcare and life sciences for the cloud

ClearData is the only healthcare exclusive cloud provider with unmatched healthcare expertise.

  • HITRUST Certified, the healthcare industry’s gold standard for measuring compliance and security.
  • HIPAA compliant, backed by the industry’s most comprehensive BAA.
  • Advanced PHI security, protecting your patient’s privacy and your reputation.
  • 24/7 “healthcare critical” support, skilled support technicians providing rapid resolutions.

 

More on our data security:

Yes. Artichoke has been architected using security standards that make it very difficult to gain access to any usable data. This is explained in more detail below.


Data Encryption:

Encryption basically means that if anyone were to gain access to your data, it would be unusable because it is jumbled without the key required to organize it all. With Artichoke, your data is encrypted “at rest” and “in transit.” “At rest” refers to data that is not in use and “in transit” refers to data actively being called upon and in use. Artichoke uses an SSL protocol for the data “in transit” which is on the list of approved protocols by HIPAA.

NOTE: It is never safe to email or text personal health information on any device using any software.

Cloud Storage vs Local Storage:
Most data security breaches don’t involve highly skilled hackers accessing complex databases. There are far more examples of fines that resulted from handwritten client notes and laptop computers with data stored on local hard drives, falling into the wrong hands. For this reason, cloud-based software with the proper security credentials provides a higher level of protection than a manilla folder, serial notebook, or single computer with locally stored files. Artichoke is a cloud-based solution which requires security credentials (which you create) to access. If you lose your phone, tablet, or laptop, no problem. You can access your data from any connected device. However, anyone else that finds or tries to use your lost device will not have access to your Artichoke account without your credentials. Since NO CLIENT DATA IS STORED LOCALLY ON THE DEVICE using Artichoke, a lost device is an inconvenience but not a huge liability.  using security standards that make it very difficult to gain access to any usable data. This is explained in more detail below.

Still not using Artichoke to love your business and keep your client data safe?  Try it free now.

 

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