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HIPAA compliance in the cloud: cover your bases

Are there any HIPAA certified hosting providers out there? The short answer is - No.

Since there is no certifying body for HIPAA the best you can do is to to make sure that your hosting provider did his homework: conducted independent HIPAA audit, employee training etc.

In short, the provider has covered his and your respective behinds from potential litigation in case there will be data breach.

Yes, the chances for the safeguarding of your data are higher - after all there is a document stating that all 54 HIPAA citations and 136 audited components have been examined by a Certified HIPAA Practitioner...

Five Questions to Ask Your HIPAA Hosting Provider